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The “Little” News about Plastic Injection Molded Medical Devices

So what exactly is “micro injection molding”? Well, as the term would lead you to believe,  micro injection molding (MIM)  is a process which requires a highly-specialized molding machine with high-injection pressure and speed,  precise shot control and ultra-fine resolution for molding tiny tools and parts.  MIM  is used for the manufacture of small products…

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Plastic Injection Molding Machinery Sales Jump in 3Q 2013

New life has been injected into the primary plastics machinery industry:  the numbers show sales  of injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming equipment took off  in the third quarter of 2013. Shipments of primary plastics equipment totaled an estimated $3,276 million in Q3, according to the Committee on Equipment Statistics of the Society of the Plastics…

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Auto Industry Drives Plastic Injection Molding Machinery Sales

The U.S. market for plastic injection molding presses slowed down just a bit in 2013 but is far from hitting the brakes.  In fact, industry executives  see solid growth ahead in 2014 from the plastics-hungry auto industry, and from a steadily rebounding North American manufacturing sector. Approximately 3,500 plastic injection molding machines could be sold…

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Husky Presses: Plastic Injection Molding Masters!

Advantech is proud to offer our clients the superb plastic injection molding capabilities of the Hylectric 330 machine from Husky Injection Molding Systems. The 330-ton Hylectric machine – an expanded version of earlier models that can accommodate stack molds  – features a grease-free design that is ideal for many specialized, high-cavity molds for medical parts, closures…

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K 2013 is history… and history making for plastic injection molding

The elite of the world’s plastic and rubber industry descended on Dusseldorf   October 16-23, as the K 2013  International Trade Fair drew more than 230,000 attendees to this European business and fashion capital.  The continuing recovery of the plastic injection and rubber-injection molding industries  foretold a successful trade show, and those expectations were indeed…

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The Robots Are Coming!

From phone voice mail systems to vacuum cleaners,  robots are now an essential part of our lives.  It’s the same with plastic injection molding;  increasingly, plastic injection molding companies are “employing” robots  to remove finished parts and feed secondaries for quality inspection.  Robots can also collect parts, fill boxes, load inserts or actually   produce…

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School Daze: The Importance of Keeping Up With Plastic Injection Molding Trends

As much as we think we have learned about plastic injection molding over the course of our company history, there is always more to discover. That’s why we’re pleased to partner with companies like Nissei Plastic Industrial Company, which established a continuing education program for their plastic injection molding partners (vendors and customers)  in 1968….

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