During the introduction to my seminars, I often present this definition of injection molding developed by legendary consultant and Plastics Hall of Famer Glenn Beall: “Injection molding is a jungle of disconnected facts and fairy tales.” The fairy-tale aspect is true for many residence-time calculations that are bantered about in our
A balanced design is required to get the best performance from a barrier screw. Barrier screws typically have three or four distinct sections that have somewhat different function, with each section balanced in relation to the others.
First is the solids-feeding section, followed by a compression or melting section, and then a metering section. The
Protolabs has built a business on speed. Today its “digital manufacturing” model is accelerating from rapid prototypes and first-run production parts to “on-demand” short-run manufacturing. Protolabs’ new push into “on-demand” short-run manufacturing is outpacing its original prototyping business. Protolabs
Are you involved in extrusion, as either a business owner, plant manager, production or engineering manager, or perhaps even a newcomer to the industry? Then mark off Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 18-20, on your calendar. The Extrusion 2018 Conference is coming to Ohio on those dates, specifically the Huntington Convention Center in downtown
TK Mold and Engineering Inc. President Tom Barr says his company makes more strategic, effective decisions about its day-to-day operations and workforce needs because it uses InFocus software from R.E.R. Software Inc. TK Mold and Engineering Inc. (TK Mold) President Tom Barr knew something wasn’t quite right with his shop’s
Uddeholm says that using Corrax additive manufacturing powder enables the creation of conformal cooling channels to reduce cycle times.
New Product Post: 4/27/2018 Edited by Patrick Barney
Editorial Assistant, Plastics Technology Edited by Karen Cornelissen Managing Editor, MoldMaking Technology
Predictronics has launched an off-the-shelf robot health analysis and visualization application. New Product Post: 4/26/2018
Edited by Julia Hider Assistant Editor, Modern Machine Shop Predictronics, a technology startup, has launched an off-the-shelf robot health analysis and visualization application. Factory Sentinel for
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Comp Cams has made numerous improvements to its CNC camshaft grinding process. The company has also implemented what it calls its “Micro Surface Enhancement” finishing technology, which works in tandem with its enhanced grinding process to further improve camshaft longevity and durability.
Last week, Plastics Technology participated in a pre-Earth Day Twitter chat with Jeff Wooster of Dow Chemical, Kim Holmes of PLASTICS, Envision Plastics and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Last week, I participated in a pre-Earth Day Twitter chat with Jeff Wooster of Dow Chemical, Kim Holmes of the Plastics Industry Association
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