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UNPLUGGED: Defeating die buildup

Die buildup is, to put it bluntly, a pain in the a**.
Jun 2, 2011


Mold shop has three-pronged success strategy...and no "bling"

It's something you hear all the time - "So-and-so was born to do this job" - but unless you're talking about Prince William, odds are it's an exaggeration. With Brian Bendig, however, a slight variation is the literal truth. Bendig, the...
May 9, 2011


Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing components

Like everyone else in today's plastics industry, moldmakers are looking for ways to shorten leadtimes while still maintaining quality. Although not exactly new, one timesaver continues to win over new converts: unscrewing components, which can...
Apr 30, 2011


Self-repairing elastomers inspired by the natural world

Here's a question: Superman aside, how many things can you name that are indestructible? Not many, right? And even Superman had to come from another planet.  
Apr 7, 2011


Haremar bags new opportunities with investment

Anchored by a recent $3 million equipment investment, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd., of Toronto is expanding the boundaries of its film extrusion capability.
Feb 27, 2011


Moldmaker digs deep on turf pallet project

Sometimes, it's the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.
Feb 10, 2011


Impregnating plastics with carbon dioxide

Compared to carbon dioxide, Jack the Ripper enjoys a pretty good reputation.
Jan 28, 2011


Dilute phase vs. dense phase pneumatic conveying: What's right for you?

Some things are inherently confusing: the definition of "pie" comes to mind. Others shouldn't be confusing, but still are somehow. Take pneumatic conveying. In theory, it's simple, since there are really only two categories: If the conveyed...
Jan 13, 2011


Composite resins might take wind turbines towers to new heights

When it comes to generating wind power, it's simple: Taller towers are key to harvesting more energy.
Jan 1, 2011


micro MOVING

It's been said that, with the rise of modern telecommunications, we're living in an ever-smaller world. True or not, it's undeniable that plastic parts keep getting smaller, as their use in the medical and electronic industries continue to...
Dec 19, 2010


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