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Trolling for New Technology: ANTEC 2016

By Jan H. Schut New technologies at ANTEC 2016, the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, held this year in Indianapolis, IN May 23-25 (www.4spe.org), include an array of unusual functional structures created in plastics and composites by means … Continue reading

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Beyond Micro: Nano Injection Molding Is Finally Commercial

By Jan H. Schut After nearly 30 years of R&D, nano molding may be too small to see, but it’s real. Nano details that are so small they can’t even be seen under a microscope are being injection molded. They’re … Continue reading

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In Situ Molding Is More Than a Possibility

By Jan H. Schut In situ molding could be the answer to mass producing engineering thermoplastic composites, especially metal-replacing structural parts for future cars. In situ molding mixes melted monomers of a polymer in two parts, one with catalyst, the … Continue reading

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How Multi-Shot Molding Is Becoming Multi-Process

By Jan H. Schut The past three to six years have seen an astonishing burst of creativity in new multi-process, or hybrid, injection molding for large durable parts, especially automotive. Ignore the fact that some of these new machine concepts … Continue reading

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New Moves for Rotating Molds

By Jan H. Schut Two unusual new concepts for cube molds for multi-material injection molding were introduced at the Kunststoff Show (K Show) in Düsseldorf, October 16-23 this year (www.k-online.com). Both alter the normal role of cube molds to move … Continue reading

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Demystifying Energy Saving Devices on Injection Molding Machines

By Jan H. Schut Injection molding machine makers at the upcoming Kunststoff Show in Dusseldorf, Germany, in October are touting energy efficient presses that will save 30%, 50%, even 70% of energy use. But is anything really new? Energy efficient … Continue reading

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The New World of ‘Fractal Structuring’

By Jan H. Schut At ANTEC 2013 in Cincinnati in April (see blog May 10, 2013), plenary speaker Han Meijer from Eindhoven Technical University in the Netherlands (www.mate.tue.nl), startled his audience with the first presentation anywhere of tooling that makes … Continue reading

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