Canadian Plastics

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Moldmaking


May 15, 2013 News

PlastIndia trade show moving to Gurajat for 2015

by Canadian Plastics

India’s largest plastics trade show, PlastIndia, is moving to a new location.

May 15, 2013 News

North American moldmakers unprepared for “historic” auto surge: DesRosiers

by 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…

May 12, 2013 News

Plast-Ex 2013 is here

by Canadian Plastics

Plast-Ex 2013, Canada’s only plastics industry trade show this year, is set to begin.

April 1, 2013 Feature

Medical Marvels

by 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…

February 1, 2013 Feature

B&C Plastics: Highlighting competitiveness with the right ERP solution

by 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.

January 14, 2013 News

Ontario’s Exco Technologies buys BE&H Extrusion Dies

by 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.

November 22, 2012 News

Mitutoyo Canada makes organizational changes

by Canadian Plastics

Coordinate measuring machine technology provider Mitutoyo Canada Inc. has announced organizational changes leading to new appointments for two current employees.

November 1, 2012 Feature

In-Mold Assembly: All Together Now

by 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…

November 1, 2012 Feature

Pipeline to the Facts

by 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…

October 6, 2012 News

CTMA teams with NRC for one-day laser application seminar

by 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…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Making a Mark with Liquid Colorant

by Mark Stephen, editor

Any plastics processor out there who doesn’t want to gain a competitive advantage, raise your hand. Nobody, right? Well, interest in one potential advantage is on the rise: A growing number of molders are considering liquid colorants as a…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Gate Crashers

by Mark Stephen, editor

Fact: Valve gating has become the preferred method of gating for precision molders, offering a more stable injection process without stringing and drooling of the melt. And these are particularly interesting times for valves gates: two themes…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Four-Warned

by Mark Stephen, editor

The survey, consisting of 33 questions, was emailed in August 2012 to approximately 160 moldmakers across Canada in the Canadian Plastics database, as well as to members of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). We received 23…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Building (or rebuilding) A Better Materials Handling System

by Mark Stephen, editor

Just like that killer double-breasted suit probably does with your wardrobe, materials represent your single largest expense as a plastics processor. You didn’t sew the suit yourself just to save a few bucks, so why scrimp on having a…

August 22, 2012 News

DME names new Canadian sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Mold technology provider DME Company has a new Canadian sales manager.

August 12, 2012 News

Ontario engraving shop installs rare laser ablation system

by Canadian Plastics

A small industrial engraving company in Windsor, Ont., has gone where almost no other Canadian job shop has gone before: it’s offering laser ablation services for moldmakers.

June 1, 2012 Feature

LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buff

by Mark Stephen, editor

For someone who prefers to fly under the radar, Paul Cohen has a habit of making the kinds of contributions that get noticed. 

May 2, 2012 News

CAMM seminar will target South American business opportunities

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Association of MoldMakers (CAMM) is hosting a free breakfast seminar for moldmakers looking to explore business opportunities in several South American countries.

April 3, 2012 News

NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: MOLDS/HOT RUNNERS

by Canadian Plastics

DLC coated components allow molds to run grease-free Hasco is using a new type of coating called DLC (diamond-like coating) on its ejector pins and other components that slide in the mold. This new coating enables the components to operate…

September 23, 2011 News

U.S. moldmaking work held “steady” over the summer: survey

by Canadian Plastics

Business among members of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) isn’t exactly booming, but work is holding steady, according to the organization’s Summer 2011 Business Forecast Survey.