A cool comeback in conformal coolingby Canadian Plastics
Industry veteran Pat Zaffino and his team are back in business with a game changing conformal cooling technology for injection molds.
North American tooling industry continues to slow: reportby Canadian Plastics
North American capacity utilization at its lowest mark since 2016, the Q2 2019 Automotive Tooling Barometer Survey says.
Sidel acquires French moldmaker Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiquesby Canadian Plastics
The deal is designed to strengthen Sidel’s moldmaking and tooling capabilities.
Tooling supplier Chiron America taps former Husky exec as its new president, CEOby Canadian Plastics
Steve Morris, Chiron America’s new president and CEO, previously worked in leadership positions with Husky Injection Molding Systems and also with Milacron.
Engel names Michael Traxler as head of its mold technology divisionby Canadian Plastics
Industry veteran Traxler joined Engel in 2015 and previously headed the company’s packaging business unit in North America.
Hot runner maker Runipsys opens new sales and service centre in Ontarioby Canadian Plastics
The France-based company has partnered with tool and die maker Jahn Engineering to establish the new facility.
StackTeck unveils new FastTrack mold-delivery programby Canadian Plastics
The system shortens the quoting, engineering, process planning and manufacturing stages by using automated design and product standardization to reduce typical three- to four-week lead times to a few days.
Tool & die industry off to slow start in 2019: reportby Canadian Plastics
In the first quarter 2019, the study said, mold shops experienced a slight utilization increase of 2% compared to Q4 2018 (77% to 79%), while die shop utilization dropped drastically from 85% to 74% in the same time frame.
American moldmakers generally positive about business outlook: surveyby Canadian Plastics
But only half of the moldmakers surveyed by the American Mold Builders Association believe business conditions in Q1 will increase, and only 10 per cent think their business will increase substantially over the next 12 months.
Schmolz + Bickenbach opens new subsidiary in Argentinaby Canadian Plastics
The Swiss-based mold steel supplier’s new sales centre in Buenos Aires is its fourth location in South America.
AceTronic organizing one-day tabletop show for plastics processorsby Canadian Plastics
Called “AceConnex”, the show will take place in Mississauga, Ont. on May 9, and will address some of the common problems facing injection molders, blowmolders, extruders, and other plastic processors.
StackTeck adds operations in South Koreaby Canadian Plastics
The 139,000-square-foot facility located in Hwaseong is Brampton, Ont.-based StackTeck’s first moldmaking plant outside of North America.
Tooling Tech Group opens new corporate HQ in Michiganby Canadian Plastics
The new 70,000-square-foot office in Macomb will also house manufacturing operations.
Diversified Plastics buys assets of Pacific Plastics Injection Moldingby Canadian Plastics
Headquartered in California, Pacific Plastics Injection Molding offers custom plastic injection molding as well as design and custom moldmaking services.
Tooling vet Rich Oles is new president and CEO of Alba Enterprisesby Canadian Plastics
Oles’ former consulting company ROI Group has also been merged with Torrence, Calif.-based Alba to expand its product portfolio.
ADDITIVE METAL MANUFACTURING wants to make you more competitiveby Canadian Plastics
This Concord, Ont.-based engineering and design consulting firm is rewriting the book on mold heat removal by 3D printing inserts with complex cooling channels that can dramatically cut cycle times and consolidate manufacturing processes. And it might just be the kick in the pants that Canada’s plastics processors need to start kicking butt globally.
Emuge breaks ground to expand U.S. manufacturing facilityby Canadian Plastics
The expansion of the West Boylston, Mass. facility will allow the toolmaker to better serve its customers in the U.S. and Canada.
North American automotive vendor tooling spend to be $8 billion in 2019: reportby Canadian Plastics
The drop in spending is directly related to reduced launches from the Detroit Three automakers, the new report from market research firm Harbour Results says.
Big management change at Hasco Canadaby Canadian Plastics
Managing director Louis Hébert is retiring at the end of 2018; René Eisenring with replace him as the new general manager, effective January 1, 2019.
CTMA elects Robert Flack as new presidentby Canadian Plastics
Flack, the CTMA’s former vice president, has over 28 years of experience in the Canadian tooling industry.