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  • Special Report: Drying resins requires taking various precautions

    Issue: March 2017

    Some resins are more difficult than others to dry, and different resins require different precautions, said Mark Haynie, VP of Novatec’s dryer technology. “If all I had to do was dry polycarbonate and ABS, I would be the happiest person in the world,” Haynie said, citing them as among... [more]

  • Revere constantly adapting for diverse markets

    Issue: March 2017

    Revere Plastics Systems LLC, Clyde, Ohio, is a veritable playground for any plastics industry engineer who wants to witness the range of technologies that make commercial-grade and household appliances function. An automated screw-driving unit is used to assemble an appliance door that requires 34 screws./PMM... [more]

  • Alliance seeks to reduce costs of mold insert process

    Issue: March 2017

    Use of additive manufacturing (AM) to produce metal mold inserts offers great promise, but has been slow to take off because it’s expensive. An alliance between two key players aims to reduce costs through more efficient use of equipment. Improved component quality is also a goal.  Bernd Wiedmann... [more]

  • Tooling system parts on display

    Issue: March 2017

    Valve mold components featuring conformal cooling channels made with the AgieCharmilles AM S 290 Tooling system were on display at the EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems exhibit at the K show. EOS, Krailling, Germany, and GF Machining Solutions Management SA, Lausanne, Switzerland, teamed up to develop... [more]

  • Moretto USA is now stocking spare parts in the United States

    Issue: March 2017

    Moretto USA continues to ramp up its presence in North America by stocking spare parts at its facility in Columbus, Ohio. The U.S. arm of Italian auxiliary equipment maker Moretto SpA, Massanzago, Italy, was launched in December 2014. Gene Flockerzi was hired as GM for the North American operation late... [more]

  • Japan's Denso Robotics publishes free guide on robot controllers

    Issue: March 2017

    Japanese manufacturer Denso Robotics has published a free guide to help users understand controllers for small assembly robots. “A robot controller plays a critical role in programming and operating the robot,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager of Denso Products & Services Americas... [more]

  • New Wittmann Battenfeld controller debuts in US

    Issue: March 2017

    Replace this with real caption. Wittmann Battenfeld Group, Vienna, has shipped the first injection molding machines to North America equipped with its new Unilog B8 control system. Last month, the Unilog B8 was shown for the first time in the U.S. at Plastec West. A prototype was demonstrated at the... [more]

  • Sepro to assemble large robots in Pa.

    Issue: March 2017

    Sepro America LLC will start assembling large robots at its Warrendale, Pa., facility later this year. Currently, it designs and builds integrated automation cells for North American customers at its plant near Pittsburgh. Replace this with real caption. “It is the next logical step,” said... [more]

  • Maruka integrating presses with Conair, Yushin, RJG equipment

    Issue: March 2017

    Maruka USA, which sells Toyo electric and FCS hydraulic injection molding machines, now offers its equipment integrated with Conair Group auxiliaries, Yushin robots and RJG Inc. equipment for scientific molding. At Plastec West, Maruka showed a Toyo molding cell and an FCS molding cell equipped with... [more]

  • Suppliers of hydraulic presses expand choices for US buyers

    Issue: March 2017

    Injection molding machine suppliers based in China, South Korea, Brazil and Italy unveiled their latest innovations at last year’s K show. The companies’ hydraulic machines are targeted at packaging, automotive and technical molding jobs, applications with long or short cycle times, and molding... [more]

Davis-Standard's Manufacturing Marvel video
This video from Fox Business profiles Davis-Standard's product line of web converting equipment, including machinery for cast and blown film, extrusion, liquid coating, sheet, pipe, profiles and tubes as well as wire and cable.