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  • R&B rolling out 135-ton MAX 1835

    Issue: June 2016

    Extruder and blow molding machinery maker R&B Plastics Machinery LLC is entering the injection blow molding (IBM) machine market with its introduction of the MAX 1835. The machine, which has a 135-ton injection clamp, has been designed to make pharmaceutical, home-care and personal-care bottles made... [more]

  • Companies unveil latest mold technologies

    Issue: June 2016

    SmartMold, a PC-based data-gathering technology for molds introduced last year by the Mold-Masters division of Milacron Inc., Batavia, Ohio, is now being installed and tested on all new Milacron PET molds and co-injection molds, said CTO Bruce Catoen. The Onyx TC2400, left, and TC1200 systems SmartMold... [more]

  • 3-D system uses photochemical process to break new ground

    Issue: June 2016

    A new printer that uses light to cure resins can produce parts that rival injection molded products in quality, says its manufacturer. Carbon 3D Inc., Redwood City, Calif., debuted its first commercial 3-D printer with a definite technological twist. Carbon 3D said that for the first time, it’s... [more]

  • HP eyes next step in printing; EnvisionTEC goes big; PostProcess cleans up

    Issue: June 2016

    HP Inc., is taking aim at 3-D printing with a printer that can produce many of the parts in its own design. The Palo Alto, Calif., company has its sights set on the evolution of 3-D printing, as the technology moves from prototyping to full-scale production of functional parts. Last month, it did a grand... [more]

  • Gneuss improves extruded foam process

    Issue: June 2016

    Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, has developed a new system to improve the homogeneity of extruded foam. Rotating spindles are used in tandem with mixing screws to reduce variations in melt temperature, creating more uniform cell structure and stronger foams. “A homogeneous... [more]

  • SST becomes agent for Laser MicroJet

    Issue: June 2016

    Single Source Technologies (SST), Auburn Hills, Mich., is now the exclusive North American distributor of Synova’s Laser MicroJet L-Series and M-Series of 3-axis and 5-axis machines. The agreement, announced in May, includes technical and after-sales support. Laser MicroJet water guided laser beam... [more]

  • Routsis Training offers 5S system online courses

    Issue: June 2016

    Routsis Training, Dracut, Mass., has launched five online training courses covering the 5S principles of Sorting, Straightening, Sweeping, Standardizing and Sustaining. The 5S system is designed to help a facility reduce clutter and waste to increase efficiency and productivity. It is a component of... [more]

  • Engel expanding Shanghai plant

    Issue: June 2016

    Engel Holding GmbH, Schwertberg, Austria, said continued strong demand for its injection molding machines in China led it to invest more than $9 million to expand its Shanghai factory. Asia accounts for about 25 percent of Engel’s worldwide sales. The Shanghai plant was doubles in size in 2012.... [more]

  • Thermal Care expands into larger facility

    Issue: June 2016

    Thermal Care Inc., Niles, Ill., has moved into its new, 135,000-square-foot facility in Niles, less than a mile from its former location. The facility is 40 percent larger than the old plant and includes an advanced testing operation, research and development area, welding department and a warehouse... [more]

  • Forward Technology adds CNC machining center

    Issue: June 2016

    Forward Technology, a maker of plastic welding equipment and testing systems, has invested $1.2 million in a 6,600-square-foot CNC machining facility and a new four-axis vertical machining center. The facility, which is attached to the company’s headquarters manufacturing and office complex in... [more]

Cleaning plastic molds with dry ice
Cleaning plastic molds using Cold Jet dry ice blast cleaning.