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Athena Automation: The return of Robert Schad

One of the most recognized and storied names in plastics is back.
Jan 30, 2012


Small part, big solution

An Ontario injection molder recently came this close to having an unnecessary, time-wasting manual operation in an auto part production line.
Jan 15, 2012


Making a good work cell better

Cashmere Molding needed to improve an existing production cell to meet a customer's demand for increased capacity and low price on a part for a powered facial cleaning device...and got what it wanted with some technology upgrades.
Jan 1, 2012


From coconut husks to car parts

It might be the most novel use of a coconut since Gilligan and the Professor transformed one into a radio. 
Nov 18, 2011


New cell streamlines foaming within injection molding

Inline foaming is a chore no more. A new fully automatic production cell from Arburg and sealing systems supplier Sonderhoff interlinks injection molding with seal foaming to save time and costs for producing parts like auto headlamp housing...
Nov 4, 2011


Accelerating production on brake pedal modules

While a lot of manufacturers were hunkering down during the depths of the Great Recession of 2009, injection molder KSR International decided it was time to invest to beef up its throughput of automotive brake pedal modules, electronic sensors,...
Oct 20, 2011


CPIA leads tour of Edmonton's mega-recycling facility

On October 5, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) co-sponsored a tour of the future.
Oct 14, 2011


Synthesizing plastic from beef by-products. Stop laughing.

They look a bit like brown poker chips on steroids, but the chocolate-colored discs created by University of Alberta researcher Dr. David Bressler and his lab actually represent an unlikely new source for bio-plastics.
Sep 13, 2011


Cottage country injection molder finds path to success

It's funny how things live up to their name sometimes. Take Ontario-based contract injection molder Niigon Technologies Ltd. After 10 challenging years and a recent $10 million revamping, Niigon (Ojibway for "the future") is finally securing...
Aug 15, 2011


HOT RUNNERS: To purge or not to purge

Hot runner systems have hit their stride as the desire to reduce scrap and improve efficiency and productivity motivates mold buyers to shell out the added dollars for the technology.
Jul 15, 2011


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