• New BriskHeat insulators provide energy savings

    Mon, Jul 09, 2018

    BriskHeat’s Silver-Series insulators are used to wrap hot and cold pipes, tanks, vessels and steam lines to maximize thermal efficiency. 

  • System can measure big parts

    Mon, Jul 09, 2018

    Creaform’s new Cube-R dimensional inspection system handles big parts measuring between about 3.3 feet and 9.8 feet in any direction. 

  • Diamond-coated files enable accurate filing

    Mon, Jul 09, 2018

    Boride Engineered Abrasives’ new family of diamond-coated files includes needle files, extra-slim needle files and contact files, and is used by mold and die manufacturers. 

  • Flanged cylinder compact, works in high temperatures

    Mon, Jul 09, 2018

    Meusburger’s new flanged cylinder, Model E 7048, can be used to perform a number of functions within a mold, including moving slides and ejector sets and pulling cores.

  • Conveyor can function in tight spaces

    Mon, Jul 09, 2018

    Flexicon has added to its portfolio of conveyors with this new low-profile unit that features a caster-mounted frame that can roll below mezzanines and other tight spaces.

  • 3D Systems' desktop printer targets engineers, designers

    Mon, Jul 09, 2018

    3D Systems is entering the industrial desktop 3-D printing market with the FabPro 1000, an entry-level production printer for engineers and designers. 

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  • Powerful new two-platen presses show off versatility

    Issue: July 2018

    At NPE2018, advances in injection molding machines with two-platen clamping designs focused on molding larger parts and delivering greater operating speed, versatility and efficiency. Many of the new models featured updated or redesigned servo-hydraulic or “hybrid” drive systems to control... [more]

  • Blend of equipment produces PP coffee capsules

    Issue: July 2018

    Kuhne Maschinenbau GmbH, US Extruders, Kiefel and Pro-Systems Integration are combining their technologies to offer a new high-speed, high-output system for manufacturing PP capsules used in single-cup coffee makers. The Kuhne Smart Sheets extrusion line uses five extruders to produce seven-layer PP-based... [more]

  • Yudo wants US customers to have royal treatment

    Issue: July 2018

    Who is the biggest hot-runner manufacturer in the world? You may be surprised to learn it is South Korean manufacturer Yudo Group, which says it sells more hot runners worldwide than the second and third largest manufacturers combined. But Yudo, based in Hwaseong, is an interesting company for more than... [more]

  • Hall of Famer is forward-thinker

    Issue: July 2018

    As one of the youngest inductees into the Plastics Hall of Fame at age 60, Karlheinz Bourdon already has carved out an impressive career in the plastics machinery sector and shows no signs of slowing down. Having spent most of his career globetrotting for various units of KraussMaffei and Milacron, he... [more]

  • Restructuring gives Thomson Plastics new lease on work

    Issue: July 2018

    Custom injection molder Thomson Plastics Inc. has reinvented itself. Five years ago, its operation reflected the production cycle of its largest customer — it molded parts for six to eight months, then laid off most of the workers for four months until production started again. A Borche injection... [more]

  • Downstream equipment maker PEM buys AEC

    Issue: July 2018

    Plastics Extrusion Machinery LLC (PEM) of McPherson, Kan., has completed the acquisition of Advance Equipment Co. (AEC) of Tumwater, Wash. Both companies are manufacturers of downstream equipment for PVC extrusion; PEM offers large-diameter products, AEC makes small-diameter equipment. “This is... [more]

  • Mold makers/processors form one-stop joint venture

    Issue: July 2018

    Three mold makers/processors have entered into a joint venture so they can offer engineering, mold making and production services in one stop. Mold Craft Inc. of Willernie, Minn., Extreme Tool & Engineering Inc., Wakefield, Mich., and Westminster Tool Inc., Plainfield, Conn., announced the Plastics... [more]

  • Machinery maker Pet All opening U.S. tech center

    Issue: July 2018

    Pet All Manufacturing Inc., a Markham, Ontario, maker of blow molding machinery, announced at NPE2018 plans to open a new technical center in Michigan this fall. The company also has created an AI (artificial intelligence) division that’s responsible for a full range of downstream equipment, including... [more]

  • Precision Rolls Group makes debut at NPE2018

    Issue: July 2018

    Web-handling products firm Maxcess International Corp. of Oklahoma City unveiled its new Precision Rolls Group during NPE2018 after a spate of acquisitions. The group comprises Menges Roller Co., which Maxcess acquired last year, and Webex, which, like Menges, makes heat-transfer, vacuum and idler rolls.... [more]

  • Latest all-electric presses offer robust features, precision

    Issue: June 2018

    Injection Molding machinery suppliers at NPE2018 unveiled new and enhanced all-electric lines with features such as more space between tie bars to handle bigger parts, more robust servo motors for precision molding and the ability to overlap movements to shorten cycle times. NEGRI BOSSI Negri Bossi introduced... [more]

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