Published: November 18th, 2015
Rather than invest in costly extrusion blow molding machinery dedicated to the production of plastic fuel tanks, Japan's Yachiyo Industry (Sayama) has developed an innovative system that retrofits to standard large JSW blow molding machines that it uses on its 21 machines worldwide to mold the tanks. Normally fuel tank blow molding machines extrude two sheets that are then blow-molded.
Published: November 10th, 2015
StackTeck Systems Ltd. (Brampton, ON, Canada), a global manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production molds for packaging, thin-wall packaging, closures, medical products and mold bases, showcased two of its precision, high-tech closure molds at Expo Plasticos in Guadalajara, Mexico, last week.
Published: November 9th, 2015
Hasco (Lüdenscheid, Germany) has announced the introduction of a mold memory unit that stores all the information about the mold directly in the mold and a compact hot runner system.
Published: November 8th, 2015
Milacron Holdings Corp. (Cincinnati, OH), a global manufacturer, distributor and service provider of plastic technology and processing systems, announced on Nov. 6 its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015.
Published: November 4th, 2015
NN Inc. (Johnson City, TN), a diversified industrial manufacturing company that operates 43 facilities in North America, Europe, South America and China, is on an acquisition/expansion roll. On Oct. 29, the company announced the opening of a precision ball bearing plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in response to increasing demand and growth in auto manufacturing. The plant, which has been under construction since June of this year, is expected to commence production this month, and will be co-located with NN's existing precision metal components plant in Juarez.
Published: November 2nd, 2015
Last week the Rodon Group released a new e-book, How to Manufacture a Perfect Plastic Part, which is a good primer on the topic of the four most important components to getting the "perfect" plastic part.
Published: November 2nd, 2015
Attracting the next generation of plastics industry employees and trade association members is high on the to-do list of industry trade groups. On October 22, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE; Bethel, CT) announced a strategy to draw more young people into the industry and into SPE itself.
Published: October 29th, 2015
Contract injection molder Rodon Group (Hatfield, PA) has written the book—or e-book, to be precise—on injection molding. How to Manufacture a Perfect Plastic Part, which officially comes out today, details four key factors to consider in the pursuit of injection molding perfection: Part design, tool building, material selection and manufacturing.
Published: October 28th, 2015
Why, you might ask, would someone use a CNC vertical mill and spend hundreds of dollars in machine time to carve a pumpkin? For Mike Ouellette, the Skilled Trades Training Coordinator at the Valiant Training and Development Center in Windsor, ON, Canada, it's all about fostering an interest in robotics and manufacturing among young people.
Published: October 16th, 2015
Milacron brought its one-brand show to Europe this week, introducing its integrated approach at the international plastics processing show Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany, by assembling all of its businesses—Ferromatik, Mold-Masters, Uniloy, DME, Tirad and CIMCOOL—on one stand.