Davide Grilli

Elmet’s barcode system eliminates drum mix-ups during silicone injection moulding

Elmet, an Austrian operating system supplier for the injection moulding of two-component liquid silicone rubbers (LSR), has introduced a standardized barcode system for drum labelling and recognition as an integral part of its…

Tecnomatic introduced spiral geometry optimized for PE, PP extrusion

Italian die-head maker Tecnomatic (Azzano S. Paolo, Italy) has introduced the Venus extrusion die-head, whose design benefits from the company’s many years of experience developing die heads for extruding polyolefin materials. Conceived for conventional…

Proto Labs adds HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to portfolio of 3D printing services

Rapid manufacturing company Proto Labs (Maple Plain, MN) has announced the addition of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion to its suite of 3D printing technologies. The production-grade technology builds fully functional plastic prototypes and…

Fatra invests in Negri Bossi machinery for Ikea plastic goods

Fatra AS has recently invested in five Negri Bossi Vector machines installed at its Czech Republic production plants in Napajedla and Chropyně.  In a 28 July statement Negri Bossi said the investment included…

Faurecia has turned plants into parts

As auto parts makers experiment with new materials to cut vehicle weight and reduce their environmental footprints, French interiors supplier Faurecia has turned to plant materials to do both. Using a type of…

Microwaves and nanotubes make for stronger 3D-printed objects

Valuable as 3D printers are proving to be for tasks such as prototyping, the objects that they create still tend to not be as strong as their traditionally-constructed counterparts. That’s because printed objects…

GW Plastics expands into Europe with acquisition

GW Plastics Inc., a custom injection moulder and contract manufacturer based in Bethel, Vermont, is acquiring Ireland-based mold building and injection molding company Avenue Mould Solutions. The acquisition is in response to growing customer…

Low-cost desktop injection moulding

Low-cost desktop injection moulding – here, Mitchell Brown from VERT Design, explains how they did it using Asiga‘s desktop 3D printing solution. Our product design company was engaged to develop a variation of a…

KraussMaffei unveils continuous pultrusion system

German machinery and injection moulding supplier KraussMaffei Group has unveiled its first complete system for continuous pultrusion, iPul. During its competence day pultrusion held 28 June, KraussMaffei said the system had a production…

Proto Labs buys more Arburg machinery as part of European growth strategy

Proto Labs, the rapid prototyping and contract manufacturer for 3D printing, CNC machining and injection moulding services, will invest in six ARBURG moulding machines in its latest phase of expansion. Proto Labs in…

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