February 2018

Automotive aftermarket in Mexico to grow more than 6% annually

The automotive aftermarket in Mexico totaled $4.3 billion in 2016 and represented 8% of North American demand, according to a new report from the Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com. The Freedonia Group…

Sodick will introduce metal 3-D printer, injection molding machines at NPE2018

Sodick and its injection molding machine division Plustech Inc. will introduce the OPM250 metal 3D printer along with new vertical and horizontal injection molding machines at NPE2018. The OPM250 is a single-process machine that combines…

ARBURG to focus on Industry 4.0 at Chinaplas 2018

ARBURG will present innovative technologies relating to Industry 4.0, injection moulding and additive manufacturing at the Chinaplas in Shanghai (China) from 24 to 27 April 2018. On stand L61 in hall 2, trade…

Plastek Group acquired Brazil-based injection molder Costapacking

Plastek Group, a full-service provider of injection molded parts, complex assemblies and advanced tooling for the rigid packaging sector with a global footprint, has acquired Costapacking, a custom injection molding company based in Pirassununga,…

TWWomer developed micro extruder for 3D printing

  TWWomer & Associates has developed an innovative plastics micro extruder for 3D printing, laboratory use and academic/research programs. Tim Womer, President, has a mechanical engineering degree from Youngstown State University and has…

New HASCO nameplate editor facilitates customised designs

Speed, coupled with simple, efficient processes, are important in plastic injection moulding production. Tidiness and rapid identification of the available moulds are a key aspect here. Clear labelling with securely fixed nameplates helps…

Bountiful orders for the German machine tool industry

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the German machine tool industry’s order bookings increased by 24 per cent in comparison to the preceding year’s equivalent period. Domestic orders were up by 48 per…

SABIC announced plans to expand capacity for ULTEM™ and NORYL™ resin production

SABIC has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, ULTEM™ and NORYL™ resins. To increase capacity for ULTEM™ resins, a…

Milacron expanded co-injection offering with Kortec Connect

Milacron Holdings Corp., a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, announced that it has expanded its co-injection offering. The standard Milacron Co-injection System offered today under the Kortec® Complete product name utilizes the…

Clear cost-per-part savings due to no setting requirements and four cutting edges

Greater cost-effectiveness by means of efficient reconditioning was central to the development of the HPR400 reamers. The multi-bladed tools win over customers with their great cost-effectiveness thanks to faster application data and straight…

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