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Your twice-monthly update from Plastics Machinery Magazine October 11, 2018



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Dynisco melt-flow indexer gains new touch screen, removable plate

Dynisco’s newest melt-flow indexer, the LMI5500, has been designed to make it easy for operators to determine the melt-flow characteristics of specimens.



Scanner from Artec 3D can inspect large parts with accuracy under 1mm

Plastics manufacturers can use the Artec Ray scanner from Artec 3D to inspect large parts, such as components for boats and aircraft, or other molded objects or composite layups. 


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Primary Equipment

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Sodick's micro-molding press handles electronics, medical applications

Sodick’s new LP20VRE vertical injection molding machine has 22 tons of clamping force, features Sodick’s V-Line two-stage plunger system, and comes with a rotary table to help shorten cycle times. 



New Fusion3 printer is appropriate for short runs, prototyping

Fusion3’s newest fused-filament-fabrication 3-D printer, the F410, is capable of both rapid part prototyping and short production runs, and can use a wide range of materials.


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Auxiliary Equipment

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Mokon expands Iceman OA chiller line with bigger-capacity units

Mokon’s Iceman OA series of air-cooled chillers has been designed for outdoor installation to free up factory floor space. The chiller line now has 14 models with capacities ranging from 1 ton to 60 tons.



Wittmann Battenfeld low-speed granulator aids sprue recycling

Wittmann Battenfeld’s S-Max line of portable, low-speed granulators is targeted at in-line recycling of sprues made from hard or brittle engineering resins by injection molding machines with up to 300 tons of clamping force. 


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Molds & Tooling

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Meusburger offers compact slide unit

Meusburger has added the E 3310 TT slide unit — used to demold undercuts — to its line of standard injection mold components. It comes in two sizes, with slide surfaces of 12mm by 10mm and 15mm by 12mm.



Six-axis Promac machining center uses single setup for all tasks

Promac’s new Levante GTR six-axis machining center can handle roughing, semi-finishing, finishing and deep drilling operations with a single setup.


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Calypso: Streamlining measurement plan management

See how Calypso from Zeiss Industrial Metrology simplifies and streamlines measurement plan management with the capabilities to run portions of a plan and create mini-plans all within one measurement plan.



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