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To help engineers and designers in optimizing cycle times when producing plastics parts. Plastics engineering encompasses plastics material and plastic machinery. Plastic Machinery is the general term for all types of machinery and devices used in the plastics processing industry. This channel aims to provide key technical solutions related to hot concepts such as Die, Molding, Blow-molding, Tooling, Injection-molding, Extrusion, Blown film converting, Compounding, recycling, thermoformer, EPS... 

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Dec 19, 2006 | Industry News

Krauss-Maffei Supplies 100th Injection Moulding Machine to WIRTHWEIN AG

A festive ceremony marked the delivery of the 100th Krauss-Maffei injection moulding machine to be supplied to WIRTHWEIN AG. The machine, a KM 100-750 CX for Wirthwein's main plant in Creglingen...

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Dec 18, 2006 | Industry News

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. Announces Re-election of Directors and New Chairs

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. is pleased to announce that David Beatty, David Colcleugh, John Doddridge, John Galt, Eric Russell, Elizabeth Schad and Robert Schad were re-elected as Directors...

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Oct 4, 2006 | Article

Optimization of the Injection Molding Cycle

An optimised injection molding process is one that is only restricted by the physics of the process and not by the capability of either the mold or machine. There is an optimum filling time for any...

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Jan 25, 2006 | Article

Softer and Lighter TPUs Target New Markets

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are elastomeric materials with a wide range of applications in automotive, electrical and electronic, medical, consumer product and industrial sectors. These...

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Nov 29, 2005 | Article

Self-lubricating Plastic Gears Challenge Metals

Plastic gears are replacing metal gears at an ever-accelerating rate in all the standard gearing applications -- automobiles, home appliances, industrial machinery, computers and electronics, and...

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Dec 18, 2006 | Industry News

BMCtouch Automation System Allows for Easy Customization

American Maplan Corporation, McPherson, KS, upgrades its control technology with the BMCtouch system. Based on the proven reliability of the BMC+, the BMCtouch was developed improving customer...

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Dec 18, 2006 | Industry News

New Extrusion Line Expands Guangzhou Plant's Product Portofolio

Loparex has invested in a new extrusion line in its Guangzhou plant in China. This investment is part of Loparex's strategy to strenghten the company's operations in Asia and to expand Guangzhou...

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Jul 26, 2006 | Article

Injection Molding with TPEs,TPVs

The field of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has been growing rapidly during the last two decades. A number of classes of TPE have been commercialized and have been widely adopted in many...

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Dec 28, 2005 | Article

Laser Welding Adds New Dimension to Plastics Processing

Laser welding is a technique for joining thermoplastic sheets, films or molded parts using the heating power of laser beams to melt plastic at the interfaces. First demonstrated in the 1970s, laser...

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Aug 24, 2005 | Article

The Process of Vibration Welding

In my day, Boy Scout manuals described a method for creating a fire by rubbing two pieces of dry wood together. However, this particular Boy Scout was never successful at creating anything more than...

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