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UPDATED: Ferromatik Milacron delivers all-electric injection molding machine to German university

Calling hands-on training with machinery "the best way to develop the next generation of professionals for the industry," Ferromatik Milacron announced delivery of an ELEKTRA 50 all-electric injection molding machine to the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg, Germany.

PlasticsToday Staff

September 18, 2012

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UPDATED: Ferromatik Milacron delivers all-electric injection molding machine to German university

Calling hands-on training with machinery "the best way to develop the next generation of professionals for the industry," Ferromatik Milacron announced delivery of an ELEKTRA 50 all-electric injection molding machine to the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg, Germany.

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Ferromatik Milacron Offenburg University

From the left: Winfried Stöcklin and Gerold Schley of Ferromatik Milacron; Alfred Isele, Katharina Fild, and Matthias Niederhofer, from Offenburg University of Applied Sciences school of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering.

Officials from the university spent two days at Ferromatik Milacron in Malterdingen, Germany performing machine acceptance tests. The machine will be used by students in the Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering course, which draws more than 100 students every year.

A Ferromatik Milacron spokesperson told PlasticsToday that the company put forward more than half the value of the machine, which replaces an older Ferromatik Milacron injection molding machine at the university.

Students will use the ELEKTRA 50 to learn how to set up and program a machine, as well as how to resin, additives and fillers packages to achieve successful injection molded parts. The injection molding process can be set up directly on the machine, with the process parameters validated.

The university and Ferromatik Milacron noted that the machine will allow the students work through the entire process chain in the development of an injection mold, from the design, via simulation and optimization, right through to the finished end product.

The Ferromatik Milacron spokesperson said that the relationship with Offenburg goes back to the 1970s, with university students coming to Malterdingen for practical courses and internships.

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