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New Shapes for Conformal Cooling

Conformal cooling channels in injection molds have been built by additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, developmentally since the late 1990s using successive thin layers of metal. Continue reading

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Trolling for New Technology at ANTEC 2015

By Jan H. Schut The first two pellet-fed 3-D printers take the spotlight at the Society of Plastics Engineers (www.4spe.org) ANTEC 2015 Annual Technical Conference March 23-25 in Orlando, FL. Both are based on existing machine technology—one on extrusion, the … Continue reading

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Micro Extrusion for the Masses

By Jan H. Schut There’s a new kind of “micro extruder” out there these days. Micro extruders used to mean the smallest size of conventional extruders with screw diameters from 5⁄8 to ½ inch for pellet-fed lab models down to … Continue reading

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