Injection Molding

Husky hosts industry event with Napcor

By Kari Embree
Published: August 31st, 2015

Recently, Husky Injection Molding Systems and the National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor; Florence, KY) partnered up to host a one-day event at Husky's global headquarters in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. The event was held during the first day of Napcor’s summer membership meeting with more than 50 business leaders in attendance.

Bangkok bombing does not affect turnout at Thai plastics show

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 28th, 2015

T-Plas, the annual plastics showcase for Thailand and the ASEAN region, which kicked off in Bangkok on August 26 alongside sister show Pack Print International, was seemingly unaffected by the tragic bombing that occurred in the city recently. On hand to officiate at the opening ceremony, Her Excellency Ms Atchaka Sribunruang, Minister of Industry (center), noted that there had been no cancellations from exhibitors, while organizer Messe Düsseldorf was confident that the combined events would attract 20,000 visitors over the course of the four-day event.

Engel shows medical molding capabilities in two-shot molding of PBT, LSR

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 27th, 2015

The challenge at hand—to manufacture a sensor housings for flow metering with an integrated seal for medical device application in a cost-effective manner. The solution—an electric 120-tonne Engel e-victory 200H/80W/120 combi (two-shot) injection molding machine with an Engel viper 20 linear robot.

Arburg delivers first Freeformer to Asian customer

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 27th, 2015

The first Freeformer to be delivered to an Asian processor is currently operational at Singapore's Tempco Manufacturing. The company is already a major user of Arburg molding machinery, including thermoplastic and thermoset injection molding machines, micro-injection molding machines, and bulk molding compound (BMC) compression molding machines. Tempco is using its Freeformer to form sample parts.

Hybrid long glass+carbon fiber thermoplastic composites are affordable

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 26th, 2015

PlastiComp, Inc. (Winona, MN) has extended its line of Complēt Hybrid long glass+carbon fiber composites to include two additional thermoplastic polymer matrices.  The company's hybrid products, which combine long glass fiber and long carbon fiber together in a single, affordable ready-to-mold composite pellet, are now available in polypropylene (PP) and engineered thermoplastic polyurethane (ETPU). Last year they were initially introduced in nylon 6/6 (PA 6/6).

Werth offers image processing and laser distance sensors in single unit

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 26th, 2015

Werth Messtechnik GmbH has developed a multi-sensor that integrates image processing and laser distance measurement in a single head. It uses the standard Werth magnetic interface and is also compatible with the 3D fiber or contour probe. TP 200 and SP25 mechanical probes and the WFP/S fiber probe have been newly integrated into the interface concept. The Werth Zoom can also be combined with all of these additional sensors.

S&E Specialty Polymers brings materials expertise to design of prosthetic fin

By Norbert Sparrow
Published: August 26th, 2015

It took seven years of design changes and considerable effort in material sourcing to develop a line of swim fins for amputees, but Amp Fins LLC (Danforth, ME) is now ready to bring this unique product to market. The company claims that the design is an improvement over the Rocket Fins used by Navy SEALs, and part of the credit, it adds, goes to compounder S&E Specialty Polymers LLC (Lunenburg, MA), which contributed its materials expertise to the project.

Currier Plastics helps mold next generation of manufacturing professionals

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 26th, 2015

On August 25, Currier Plastics (Auburn, NY) hosted a group of ninth-grade students from Auburn High School who will be participating in this year's P-Tech Auburn Pathways in Technology program. P-Tech is a six-year program that encompasses more hands-on learning than a traditional school environment. Upon completion of the program, students will have both their high school degree and an associate's degree from Cayuga Community College.

Asia Composite Center gives BASF direct access to Japanese automakers

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 26th, 2015

While Japanese automakers have extended their manufacturing reach globally, the fact remains that the vast majority of materials are still specified back home in Japan. This is especially the case when the technology is disruptive, such as replacing metal with plastic composites.

Recognizing the importance of establishing a presence in Japan to gain better access to these OEMs, BASF established its Asia Composite Center in Yokohama. The site also serves OEMs in Korea and China and has a specific focus on the auto sector.

Sealed Air's Diversey Care reshores Optifill product

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: August 25th, 2015

Diversey Care (Sturtevant, WI), a division of Sealed Air and innovative developers in the commercial cleaning and hygiene business, has teamed up with Wisconsin-based Knapp Manufacturing Inc. (Racine) and SussexIM (Sussex, WI) to re-launch the manufacture of Diversey Care's North American supply of the Optifill system for manual warewashing.

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