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Elmet auf der Fakuma: Top LSR dosing system now available with OPC-UA connection

Elmet is the first producer in this segment to offer the option to connect its multi-component dosing system TOP 5000 P to the injection molding machine using an OPC-UA protocol.

Fakuma 2018: Engels' CC300 on display with new features

Engel has redefined the human-machine interface with its CC300. The control unit makes it even more efficient, user-friendly and safe to use injection moulding machines and integrated system solutions.

Wittmann combines facilities in Germany

Effective 1 October this year, the Wittmann Group has merged its companies Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH & Co. KG in Meinerzhagen and Wittmann Robot Systeme GmbH in Nuremberg into a single company.


Seven sales regions for shorter decision-making processes

With the further development of its worldwide sales structure, Engel continues to strengthen its customer proximity. The 30 subsidiaries and more than 60 representations worldwide have been consolidated into seven regions, with a Regional Sales President appointed to each.

Wittmann Battenfeld will present new VPower at Fakuma 2018

At the Fakuma 2018, Wittmann Battenfeld is exhibiting for the first time its newly designed vertical machine to an expert public at booth No. 1204 in hall B1. The new VPower will be available on the market from the beginning of 2019.

The Wittmann Group takes up a stake in ICE-flex

Effective September 17th 2018, the Wittmann group has entered into a joint venture with the MES producer ICE-flex. With this move, Wittmann has taken another step to offer its customers optimal solutions as an extension of Wittmann 4.0.

Arburg world premiere: larger Freeformer - more applications

At the Formnext Arburg will be celebrating a world premiere with its Freeformer 300-3X. The new large machine will process three components enabling the industrial additive manufacturing of complex functional parts.

Viability of PPS for Bump-Off Molding of Automotive engine cooling systems confirmed

Polyplastics has completed an extensive study which confirms the viability of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) for bump-off molding of automotive engine cooling systems. Polyplastics' linear Durafide PPS, which already offers superior performance, now has bump-off molding capabilities to eliminate deburring.

Thermoplastic Tapes in Injection Molded Parts

How do thermoplastic tapes reduce costs and increase performance of injection molded parts? The AZL and the IKV are jointly developing scenarios with companies on how thermoplastic tapes can be increasingly used in the production of injection molded parts.

Trogamid CX molding compound approved for food contact in the USA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a so-called Food Contact Notification to approve Evonik's microcrystalline polyamide Trogamid CX 7323 for food contact.

Windsor boosts individual injection moulding solutions

During Fakuma Windsor demonstrates unusual entrepreneurial diversity with three exhibits. Obviously, Windsor's exhibits are compatible with the requirements laid down in Industry 4.0 and/or Euromap 77.

Milacron with new Injection Molding Machines at Fakuma 2018

Milacron will be displaying at Fakuma its industry-leading technologies including Milacron injection molding machines, Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems and more.

Start of training year 2018 marks new record

A total of 67 new apprentices and students from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University began their apprenticeship at Arburg on 3 September 2018 - another record in the successful apprenticeship history.

Sophisticated LED lenses made of LSR

Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) can be processed efficiently in injection moulding and also scores with excellent material resistance. LSR is therefore becoming increasingly important as a material for optical lenses.

Alternative solution to vacuum metallization for rigid plastic applications

Ampacet, a premier global provider of specialized polymers, services and solutions, has introduced FauxFoilTM, innovative technology for molding applications that offers an alternative to costly vacuum metallization and provides a reflective, metallic gloss and shine in a single step.