Molds, Dies & Tooling

Die and mold exhibition begins in Mumbai

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 17th, 2014

The ninth Die & Mould International Exhibition opens today, April 17, in Mumbai and runs through April 20. The event will be inaugurated by the Honorable Dr. A.P.J Abudl Kalam, the 11th President of India, an accomplished scientist, author, and profound thinker, said the release from the event coordinators.

B. Braun, Priamus collaborate on mold process harmonization

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 16th, 2014

Medical device company B. Braun (Melsungen, Germany) and Priamus (Schaffhausen, Switzerland), a supplier of quality control systems for injection molding, have collaboratively developed a technology that ensures reliable and repeatable part molding.

Large mold bases from DME offer increased efficiency for moldmakers

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 11th, 2014

Moldmakers who have traditionally created their own large mold bases can now buy them as standard order from DME Co., saving time and increasing efficiency. The new mold bases come in plates up to 66 in. long, 54 in. wide, and 13 in. thick.

PM Engineered Solutions adds a Negri Bossi injection thermoset molding machine

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 10th, 2014

PM Engineered Solutions has added a Negri Bossi injection thermoset molding machine to its offerings. This acquisition allows PMES to expand its current thermoset capabilities, as well as continue to provide high-strength components through the Negri Bossi's manufacturing functions (25-363 ton, 22oz shot capacity shot-to-shot consistency, controlled process, repeatability).

Chinese companies can sign up to exhibit at NPE2015 during Chinaplas 2014

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 8th, 2014

During Chinaplas 2014, representatives of Chinese companies will have a chance to sign up for exhibit space for NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase and secure booth locations immediately, according to SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.

Plastics industry M&A proves to be hot market

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 8th, 2014

Ask just about any investment bank or financial firm about the plastics industry with respect to M&A and they paint similar pictures: it's hot! While some reports show that transaction volume was down in 2013 from 2012, overall plastics industry players remain attractive to those looking to get into the plastics market.

DME introduces SmartSeries temperature control module

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 7th, 2014

Need more flexibility in your hot runner systems? DME Co., a manufacturer of mold technologies, has expanded its SmartSeries hot runner temperature controller product line. The addition of the TSM15 module gives molders greater flexibility and control of their hot runners.

GF Machining Solutions touts milling machine's flexibility

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 7th, 2014

As an all-in-one production system designed with today's moldmakers in mind, the new Mikron HSM MoldMaster (MM) high-speed milling machine gives shops the versatility to produce a range of mold and die-related components. From 58Rc steel mold cores to hot pressing dies and even sinker-EDM electrodes for intricate mold cavities, the HSM 500 MoldMaster does it all, said GF Machining Solutions.

Hasco improves two-stage ejection

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 7th, 2014

The use of two-stage ejection technology is one of the ways in which complex parts with undercuts can be demolded. This seemingly straightforward mechanism, with its force-controlled and low-play movement, even permits the release of undercuts located inside the part, said Hasco Hasenclever GmbH, a global supplier of hot runner systems technology. 

Linear Mold & Engineering provides first-hand look at DMLS at RAPID 2014

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 4th, 2014

Linear Mold & Engineering is a full-service engineering company providing a range of services including designing and building molds for a variety of plastics processes including injection, compression, and blow molding. The company is one of the largest direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) operations in North America, and will showcase its wide range of capabilities at booth 1530 at RAPID 2014, June 9-12, at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

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