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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).

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.

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.

3D-printed conformal cooling channels for injection molds improve productivity

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 4th, 2014

Conformal cooling technology in injection molds has been around for a couple of decades. It was developed as a way to create cooling channels that follow, or conform, to the shape of the molded part in order to get cooling close to critical areas that otherwise would be difficult to cool, such as thicker wall sections. Conformal cooling technology offers a more uniform way to cool parts, thus reducing cycle time and improving productivity and quality.

SatyaSai Mould delivers new molds for oil packaging

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 4th, 2014

SatyaSai Mould of Mumbai, India, announced the delivery of injection molds to oil industry giants to provide new packaging solutions. SatyaSai manufactured its entire range of packaging molds for oil containers in 500-ml to 20-L sizes. The company also has technical capabilities to support the total manufacturing of molds including innovating, designing, and manufacturing all the molds required per customer requirements.

Johnson Precision beefs up capabilities, talent pool

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 3rd, 2014

It takes continued upgrading of both equipment and talent to be a successful mold manufacturer and molder in today's global marketplace. Johnson Precision Inc., a global manufacturer of thermoplastic injection molded components and assemblies to the medical device marketplace, announced its acquisition of three new, state-of-the-art Arburg injection molding machines. The company has also added three new members to its management team.

March manufacturing improves slightly

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 3rd, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 10th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. The March Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) registered 53.7%, an increase of 0.5% from February's reading of 53.2%, indicating expansion in manufacturing.

3D printing companies on the move with acquisitions, IPOs

By Clare Goldsberry
Published: April 2nd, 2014

If there's an industry that is moving as fast as 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing), I haven't found it yet. Stratasys Ltd., a global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced on April 2 that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two privately-held companies, Solid Concepts Inc. and Harvest Technologies.

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