Injection moulding

Sequential gating for complex geometric forms

A hot runner system with electric valve gate system and 4.0 injection technology are the strong points of the production unit of a polycarbonate salt and pepper shaker. by Carlo Castellazzi Quality technology…

The machine as measuring instrument

  An injection molding machine can also be used as a measuring instrument for the characterization of thermosetting plastic materials. And that is precisely what a material producer has now succeeded in doing…

Heating technology as a key factor

Fiber-reinforced plastic composites play a key role in future mobility. The biggest challenge at present is to develop material systems and processes that permit economic and efficient use of materials for large series…

Consistent and cost-effective PVC technology

Even modern grades of rigid PVC are less heat stable and have a smaller “processing window” than many thermoplastic materials. For this reason, most grades of rigid PVC require a special machine application…

IntElect by Sumitomo: more compact, dynamic, precise and efficient

IntElect is a completely new generation of all-electric injection moulding machines developed by Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery. The line combines top-level performance with an outstanding energy footprint. Constructive innovative features reduce the…

First PIM smartphone housing worldwide

«The booming international smartphone market offers huge potential for powder injection moulding», says Hartmut Walcher, PIM expert at Arburg. «Because this process enables the use of materials such as stainless steel, titanium and…

DecoJect technology: high quality interior components

1 The DecoJect materials were specifically developed for vehicle interior applications. Whether leather grain, seams or a carbon look: they transfer a wide variety of desired structures, colors and haptical features to the…

Lightweight construction processes

High-pressure resin injection paves the way to series production

High-pressure resin transfer molding (HD-RTM) is an established process for the series production of fiber-reinforced parts, with many variants. It therefore covers a variety of possibilities for part design and material selection. In…

Industry 4.0: avoid unplanned downtime

Hello machine, how are you doing today? The new Engel e-connect.monitor makes it possible to check the status of process-critical machine components during operation, analyse the data online, and make a reliable prognosis concerning the remaining service life

Maintenance staff face an enormous challenge every day. They are expected to guarantee very high availability for the production equipment, and at the same time, reduce the costs for maintenance and keeping a…

Small sensor, great technology

Multi-functional housing components for sensors in automobiles are the automotive segment in which Promotech specializes. One example is a combined rain, light and moisture sensor for motor cars

Every modern car is equipped with an abundance of electronic systems to enhance both safety and comfort. Sensors are vital components of such systems. One such sensor is the rain/light/moisture sensor. Its housing…

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