• Filament spools cut waste, are reusable

    Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    Keene Village Plastics, a supplier of plastic filament for 3-D printing, has introduced Slant reusable filament spools. 

  • Classifier eases pellet movement

    Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    Using a unique oscillating movement to prevent pellets from bouncing, Trendelkamp’s Masterbatch Classifier series of pellet classifiers can efficiently classify a variety of sizes and shapes. 

  • Plate indicates mold status

    Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    This status indicator plate device from Meusburger is used to indicate the status of injection molds and can be installed by the mold maker or retrofitted later.

  • Transducers bring smart connectivity

    Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    The new CP6x00 series of control panels from Beckhoff can be installed by either builders or end users of various types of machines.

  • App turns iPad into an inspection device

    Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    With the new Visual Inspect app for iPads, Faro has expanded its portfolio of quality-assurance tools that can be used by plastics processors, as well as mold makers, to check the contours of parts and components. 

  • Reservoir units get a new controller

    Fri, Jun 15, 2018

    Thermal Care’s PT series of reservoir systems for process cooling is available in a wide range of holding capacities and can be customized for specific applications. 

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  • Blown, cast film machine makers unveil advances

    Issue: June 2018

    Manufacturers of blown and cast film machinery at NPE2018 unveiled new and enhanced equipment for boosting production and enhancing film quality. D.R. JOSEPH D.R. Joseph unveiled two new blown film technologies. D.R. Joseph’s innovative radial sizing cage system has a reduced footprint and provides... [more]

  • Monitoring, testing innovations minimize mistakes

    Issue: June 2018

    To err is human; to catch a mistake in process — that’s innovation. Flagging errors before they become disasters is the goal of process-monitoring technologies throughout the plastics industry. Companies that cater to injection molders, extruders and blow molders showed off their wares at... [more]

  • Reifenhäuser expands die service, adds business unit

    Issue: June 2018

    Extrusion machinery and equipment company Reifenhäuser Group, Troisdorf, Germany, is strengthening its position in the North American market with several activities, including the addition of a new business unit and the expansion of its service business for dies in Maize, Kan. During NPE, Reifenhäuser... [more]

  • DJA becomes distributor for LS Mtron machines in U.S.

    Issue: June 2018

    Daiichi Jitsugyo America (DJA), Wood Dale, Ill., has become a distributor for injection molding machines from LS Mtron Ltd., Anyang, South Korea, after officials reached an agreement at NPE. LS Mtron’s products will give DJA customers access to larger-tonnage, two-platen injection molding machines... [more]

  • Yizumi-HPM expanding technical center in Ohio

    Issue: June 2018

    Yizumi-HPM Corp., a unit of the Yizumi Group, plans to begin expansion of its 22,000-square-foot technical center in Iberia, Ohio, this fall. The expansion will add 15,000 square feet and new capabilities to the facility, primarily to accommodate the company’s growth in large-tonnage injection... [more]

  • Toshiba Machine doubles its footprint in Midwest

    Issue: June 2018

    Injection molding machinery maker Toshiba Machine is consolidating its sales, service and assembly under one roof in Elk Grove Village, Ill., doubling its footprint in the Midwest and expanding its capabilities. Toshiba Machine separated from its parent company, Toshiba Corp., just one year ago. “We’ve... [more]

  • Davis-Standard pushes refresh button on branding

    Issue: June 2018

    Davis-Standard LLC, a Pawcatuck, Conn., maker of polymer processing equipment, unveiled its new global brand with a new identity and messaging strategy. The branding includes a new website and logo, which is the first logo update in nearly 50 years, and the tag line, “Where your ideas take shape.”... [more]

  • Brown Machine Group retools branding, website

    Issue: June 2018

    Thermoforming equipment maker Brown Machine Group, Beaverton, Mich., has retooled its brand identity and website, officials announced during a press conference on May 9. The company’s goal is to have a master brand, with each brand within its portfolio keeping its individual logo, officials said.... [more]

  • CPM Extrusion Group launches an online portal

    Issue: June 2018

    CPM Extrusion Group, Traverse City, Mich., has launched its Extrusion Knowledge Center, an online portal interested users can use to access a library of archived training webinars. Although CPM has been presenting free monthly twin-screw extrusion training webinars since 2013, the company now is making... [more]

  • Engel to build molding machines in Keystone State

    Issue: June 2018

    Engel Holding GmbH will begin assembling injection molding presses by the end of the year at its facility in York, Pa., as part of the largest investment program in the company’s history. The company made the announcement during a press conference at NPE. Engel will invest $450 million by 2020... [more]

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