Product designers need a keen understanding of the many ways to form plastics for commercial and industrial use to meet specific applications. These six methods have been around a while, but all of them are still undergoing continual refinement.
The company had no experience making plastic pallets when it ordered a Pallateer system from Wilmington Machinery (Wilmington, NC). The venture was so successful, it has now installed a second machine.
Automatic adjustment of the chiller’s set point temperature yields numerous benefits, including decreased scrap rates, increased polymer strength, improved polymer appearance and extended equipment life.
Machine supplier Engel hosted a technical forum coinciding with FUMOTec, the international trade fair for automotive engineering and future mobility, to discuss where the Chinese automotive market is heading and what further challenges e-mobility presents.
Eastman (Kingsport, TN) and DW Designs (Port Hueneme, CA) showcased the acoustic performance of Tritan copolyester and Treva bioplastic in audio devices at the recent Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest.