PSI Molded Plastics’ mechanized copper-paint line can handle large parts. Spray-on shielding reduces the number of parts used on instruments, eliminating the cost of a box within a box and associated attachment parts. A significant expansion of its in-house electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI) shielding
Agilyx is in an innovative area of recycling: extracting value from waste plastic streams. The company has expanded to develop the first full-circle chemical recycling of PS. Because of the dip in the oil market a few years back, Agilyx pivoted to PS recycling, producing styrene monomer for reuse by resin makers. Agilyx retrofitted parts of
Global medical molder Nypro provides first-hand guidance on what you need to get into the medical molding business. A typical ISO 8 molding cleanroom at Nypro. Highly skilled workers are an essential part of a successful medical-molding business. Here, a Nypro employee operates a complex assembly machine. Sometimes assembly of medical components
The program supplies a range of semi-standardized custom tool models, which helps to reduce quoting, tool design and approval processes. News Post: 3/26/2018
Edited by Julia Hider Assistant Editor, Modern Machine Shop Seco has launched a Semi-Standard Helical Cutter customer program that streamlines the process of obtaining custom
Sharing in development of leading-edge technology for monitoring and control of flow and temperature in each individual mold circuit has given P&G’s German operations lower investment costs, decreased energy consumption, and increased product quality.
In the era of “smart machines” and “smart processes,” a number
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
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