Husky completes acquisition of medical and closure mold maker Schttliby Canadian Plastics
Husky Injection Molding Systems has completed the acquisition of the medical and closure mold maker Schöttli Group of Diessenhofen, Switzerland.
DME names new VP, general manager for Americasby Canadian Plastics
Mold technology supplier DME Company has named Dean Froney as vice president and general manager for the Americas.
Autodesk to acquire Delcamby Canadian Plastics
3D design software maker Autodesk Inc. is buying software developer Delcam plc for approximately US$276 million.
K 2013 WRAP UP: MOLD TECHNOLOGYby Canadian Plastics
Tooling capacity inadequate to support projected auto launch demand: reportby Canadian Plastics
There will be a vendor tooling capacity constraint within the North American automotive industry by 2018, according to a new report by research firm Harbour Results Inc.
Husky buying medical and closure mold maker Schttliby Canadian Plastics
Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems is acquiring Schöttli Group of Diessenhofen, Switzerland, a global medical and closure mold maker.
Quebec’s Techno Moules partners with French moldmakerby Canadian Plastics
Tooling technology provider Techno Moules, of Saint-Damien, Que., has expanded its product offerings by signing a partnership agreement with French moldmaker Rouxel S.A.
DME names new Quebec sales rep, makes other appointmentsby Canadian Plastics
Mold technology supplier DME has a new sales representative in Canada, and also a new business development manager for the U.S.
Acetronic new Canadian rep for Progressive Componentsby Canadian Plastics
Ontario-based hot runner temperature control systems maker Acetronic Industrial Controls Inc. is the new Canadian distributor for mold component supplier Progressive Components.
After 50 years with one company, a plastics worker looks backby Canadian Plastics
In 1963, Lester Pearson was Canada’s Prime Minister, the Beatles were still in Liverpool, and Branko Muich started working at a new Toronto-based custom extrusion shop called Polyform Ltd.
PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015by Canadian Plastics
India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.
North American moldmakers unprepared for “historic” auto surge: DesRosiersby Canadian Plastics
In service of pent-up consumer demand, the North American auto industry launched approximately 70 all-new vehicle models each year for the next five years, translating into an “historic” wealth of new work that will be up for bids to North…
Plast-Ex 2013 is hereby Canadian Plastics
Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.
Medical Marvelsby Mark Stephen, editor
For plastics processors, there may be no such thing as a recession-proof sector — but medical parts molding comes damn close. At the very least, the medical molding business is less susceptible to economic swings than most other…
B&C Plastics: Highlighting competitiveness with the right ERP solutionby Mark Stephen, editor
There’s nothing wrong with writing things down on paper by hand — it’s how Shakespeare and America’s Founding Fathers did it, among others. But let’s face it: it’s no way to run a business in the Internet Age.
Ontario’s Exco Technologies buys BE&H Extrusion Diesby Canadian Plastics
Markham, Ont.-based die cast and extrusion equipment maker Exco Technologies Limited has purchased BE & H Extrusion Dies, an extrusion die manufacturer located in Wylie Texas.
Mitutoyo Canada makes organizational changesby Canadian Plastics
Coordinate measuring machine technology provider Mitutoyo Canada Inc. has announced organizational changes leading to new appointments for two current employees.
Pipeline to the Factsby Canadian Plastics
This time last year, we opened our fifth Extrusion Benchmark Survey by noting that the worst of the worst recession in living memory was behind us. Twelve months later, we’re fairly certain it’s true. But what do some of…
In-Mold Assembly: All Together Nowby Mark Stephen, editor
If the manufacturing sector learned one thing from the Great Recession it might be this: get more efficient, fast. In multi-component injection molding, efficiency means eliminating secondary operations by assembling separate components in the…
CTMA teams with NRC for one-day laser application seminarby Canadian Plastics
Additive manufacturing using laser metal deposition is an emerging discipline that can improve mold, tool and diemakers’ manufacturing processes, and the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is teaming up with the National…