Plastic injection molding china

Plastic injection molding china

Plastic injection molding china is a technique through which plastic products are manufactured using the pressure of the molten plastic injected into the mold of plastic products. After cooling these moldings desired variety of plastic parts are obtained. There is specialized machinery for injection molding and the mold is acquired after the resin material is injected into a metal mold apparatus of the products having a certain shape. Often the final product is the resulting shape which requires no installation or processing. There is lot of detailing like convex portion, the ribs, threads that can be molded in the operation of the injection molding process. Read more

Mazak, Gibbs to Collaborate

A new strategic collaborative partnership agreement between Gibbs and Associates, developer of GibbsCAM® CAM software for programming CNC machine tools, and the machine tool manufacturer Mazak-USA (Florence, Kentucky) is intended to optimize support for Mazak’s multitask CNC machine tools, including the Integrex, Integrex E-series, Multiplex, Quick Turn Nexus, and Super Quick Turn models. The companies have entered into a nondisclosure agreement that will allow them to exchange information about and collaborate on next-generation solutions.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Mazak to support their line of multitask machine tools,” stated Robb Weinstein, Gibbs and Associates’ senior vice president of sales and strategic planning. “Multitask machine tools represent one of the fastest growing segments of machine tools, and Mazak is the leading provider worldwide.”

Mazak customers make up a significant percentage of GibbsCAM MTM™ users. “Working with Mazak, GibbsCAM will provide a powerful NC programming solution able to support the wide variety of capabilities and configurations Mazak offers. With GibbsCAM, Mazak users will have the capability, flexibility, and ease of use needed to optimize the productivity of their Mazak machine tools,” concluded Weinstein.

The growing popularity of Mazak’s multitask machine tools has been attributed to the many benefits they can offer, including reduced part cost, increased throughput, even shipment flow and cash flow, better part accuracy, reduced fixturing and tooling, simpler setup, and the accommodation of unattended operation.

“Multi-task machining is a key element of our product strategy,” said Chuck Birkle, marketing vice president of Mazak Corp. “By joining with Gibbs, we can ensure that our customers are able to take full advantage of the range of capabilities of their Mazak machine tools.”

Mould Makers Will Have Pavilion at NPE 2006

Custom moulders, product designers, and OEMs from around the world seeking design and tooling solutions at NPE 2006, the International Plastics Showcase, can expect to see a wide range of alternatives within a single, new multiexhibitor pavilion of US and Canadian mould makers, according to an announcement by The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), sponsor of the triennial NPE show. NPE 2006 will take place June 19–23 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The North American Moldmakers Pavilion, an NPE innovation, is jointly sponsored by the SPI Moldmakers Division, American Mold Builders Association, and Canadian Association of Moldmakers.

“The pavilion will expand the range of mould making options available to visitors beyond the already extensive array of tooling-related companies that normally exhibit at NPE,” said Walt Bishop, executive director of the SPI Moldmakers Division. While regular NPE exhibitors in the sector will be participating in the pavilion, it provides an attractive opportunity for newcomers as well, particular smaller companies, added Bishop.

Among the incentives available to prospective pavilion exhibitors are a 25% lower space fee than is normally charged to companies not members of SPI; a high-traffic location in the East Hall; and prominent signs and displays for the pavilion placed in key areas of McCormick Place. A conference on timely business and strategy topics, such as mould market analysis and forecasting, rapid product development, shop management, global issues, and education and training, also will draw interest.

One purpose of the pavilion is to showcase the capabilities of North American mould makers to visitors from overseas. Remarked Cyndi Butcher, president of the Canadian Association of Moldmakers, “A number of our members, particularly the smaller mould shops, do not normally have the opportunity to meet face to face with prospective customers from abroad. The North American Moldmakers Pavilion is a way for these companies to take part in a world-scale trade show.”

NPE 2006 will be the largest international plastics show of the year. At least 2,000 companies are expected to exhibit in more than 93,000 m² of space, one-third of them coming from outside the USA. More than 75,000 industry professionals will attend the exposition.

Composites Experts to Meet at Delcam

Companies wishing to benefit from the current boom in composites manufacturing can learn more about industry opportunities at a free half-day seminar being hosted by Delcam plc at its Birmingham headquarters on Tuesday, October 11. Supported by the National Composites Network, the seminar will bring those new to composite materials and those hoping to win more business in the field in touch with experts from both the commercial and technical sides of the industry.

The presentations will begin with a market overview by Mike Turner of materials supplier Hexcel. Next, Mary Goertz of Boeing will discuss specific opportunities within her company, which will be using a high proportion of composite materials in its new Dreamliner aircraft.

Other presentations will cover marine applications, low-cost manufacturing techniques, and advances in liquid moulding techniques. In addition, Lee Scott from Unimerco will describe his company’s latest cutting tools for composites machining, and Delcam will show how its range of Power Solution software can help designers and manufacturers of composite components to increase productivity, maximize quality, and shorten delivery times.

Following the presentations, delegates will enjoy a buffet lunch and then have opportunities to hold informal discussions with the speakers and tour Delcam’s toolroom.

The composites industry is growing. These materials are used increasingly to replace metals and wood, and new applications are found, especially in the aerospace, automotive, and marine industries, as their properties are developed.

The host company believes that the toolmakers that support component manufacturers and have suffered from the recent decline in UK toolmaking can find new opportunities in the composites area. Skills employed in producing complex injection moulds could be transferred relatively easily to the manufacture of tooling for the compression moulding and reaction injection moulding of composites. Similarly, firms that have been making models and patterns for the metals industry could turn to producing similar items for composites manufacture.

Medical Technology Process Chain To Be a Focus at EuroMold 2005

At the EuroMold 2005 world fair for tool and mould making, design and application development taking place in Frankfurt November 30–December 3, a highlighted topic will be the growing medical technology market. The German medical technology industry is—after the United States—a leading force in the world market, according to a survey ordered by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and published in April.

This market is characterized by high-quality development and rapid innovation potential: every second product is less than two years old. Market volume is about €18 billion. Experts assume continuing worldwide growth at least until 2010.

EuroMold is the first trade fair ever to present the multidisciplinary field of research and application in medical technology in terms of the complete process chain from design via prototyping to series production. Exhibitors from various areas, including product development, microinjection moulding, medical optics, medical design, cleanroom technology, rapid prototyping, tool and mould making, CE and FDA certification, and other sectors, will be presented in Hall 5.0 of the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre, organized to reflect the process chain. Thirty-two exhibitors had booked by press time.

To accentuate the special topic optically, fair organizer DEMAT GmbH has developed a very attractive booth concept based on a large table that will be exhibition space and meeting point at once. Each booth module will be available from two sides such that visitors can approach selected exhibitors or explore the complete competence network. The idea is to offer an ideal business-to-business atmosphere for both EuroMold visitors and exhibitors.

Haas Automation Europe Moves into New $5-Million Headquarters

Haas Automation Europe, the European arm of US machine tool builder Haas Automation Inc., has relocated to its new 3,500-m² headquarters and showroom in Zavantem, Belgium, just 10 minutes from the Brussels airport.

The move, which was substantially completed during the first two weeks of May, comes only three years after the company first opened its European operations at Brussels’ Paespsem Business Park. Since then, Haas’s business in Europe has increased dramatically, and the company has outgrown its original location.

In addition to providing expanded office space, the €4-million ($5-million) new building incorporates a 750-m² showroom, allowing some 25 Haas machines from the company’s extensive and growing range of CNC machine tools to be exhibited and demonstrated simultaneously.

As Haas Europe Managing Director Peter Hall puts it, the relocation marks an important milestone for the company.

“Since establishing Haas Europe we’ve exceeded our annual sales targets in all of the key European markets,” Hall says. “In the past year alone, we’ve experienced a sales increase of more than 80%. This is in line with the growth Haas has enjoyed in other markets around the world, and reflects the universal appeal of low-cost, high-quality CNC machines.”

The new headquarters also includes a massive, comprehensive spare parts warehouse run by factory certified support personnel, which will provide same-day dispatch for more than 90% of requisitions, and dispatch 100% of requisitions within 24 hours. The new facility also includes a modern, fully equipped training area and classroom where Haas personnel will instruct Haas service engineers and customers from all over the Continent.

“As both our European customer base and our distributor network increase, we intend to offer the best service and support in the industry,” Hall says. “Our investment in the new office and showroom will help ensure we do just that.”

Haas Automation Europe handles the European operations of Haas Automation Inc., the largest machine tool manufacturer in the United States, which is headquartered in California.

Union Tool Europe Appoints New Distributor for Netherlands

One of the world’s major manufacturers of end mills for the mold and die industry, Union Tool Europe SA of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, has appointed SVM Freestechniek of Valkenswaard, Netherlands, as its new distributor for the Dutch market.

SVM is owned by Hans Smits, who has many years of experience in CNC high-speed machining.

“SVM has a complementary portfolio of products,” says Smits. “The addition of the Union Tool end mill range fits perfectly into this. This complete solution strategy and experience we offer will be invaluable in launching this new partnership, offering the support and service demanded by new and existing customers and helping them with hardmilling.”

SVM has already started building up its stock so that it can offer fast deliveries from its facilities, with back-up supplies from Union Tool’s main European supply base in Switzerland. This will ensure continuity and reliability for all users.

The agreement was made official at the EuroMold show in Frankfurt this past December.

Annual Report Puts RP Industry Under the Microscope

A worldwide progress report on the rapid prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing industry reveals areas of growth and opportunity, as well as market segments that are experiencing disappointing results. The Wohlers Report 2003 by Wohlers Associates Inc. reflects an industry poised for growth in both technologies and applications, thanks to its emphasis on research and devlopment. The report covers all facets of the industry, including business, product, market, technology, and applications.

“3D printing was a bright spot in 2002,” says Terry Wohlers, the primary author of the report and president of Wohlers Associates. “However, there was a sharp contrast between the sales of 3D printers and conventional rapid prototyping systems.

“A staggering number of R&D; projects are underway around the world, and much of this work is turning into patents and products,” Wohlers adds.

Organizations are now extending the application of RP technology to the production of finished goods. Some believe this practice, termed rapid manufacturing, will rapidly grow and ultimately overshadow the rapid prototyping and rapid tooling markets. The report includes a new section on the opportunities, applications, and benefits of rapid manufacturing, as well as the associated obstacles and considerations.

Packer Technologies Takes Over Technical Agency K+P Agile

Packer Technologies(PTI), a newly created engineering firm, has taken over the management of K+P Agile, a highly respected technical agency that assists design engineers, plastic component users, and manufacturers in the development of cast plastic and metal components. K+P Agile is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Packer Group, a corporation of technology-driven companies that provide a wide range of consulting and technical services and products to manufacturers, industrial processors, utilities, builders and contractors.

PTI provides technical expertise and resources to the metal casting industry. It specializes in reducing costs in development, design and manufacturing. Its expertise encompasses such functions as reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, analysis, testing, and rapid tooling. PTI also provides contract management for all phases in the production cycle.

Router Cutter Optimized for Cavity Milling in Aluminum

Carboloy, part of Seco Tools AB, has added a new high-productivity routing cutterto its range. Optimized for slotting, square shoulder, and pocketing operations in aluminum, the new router cutter is designed to work with an array of different insert nose radii and is available in cylindrical shank, shell mill, and Combimaster two-piece designs.

The new routing cutter offers a high metal removal rate of 185-245 in.³/min. and a minimized runout of 0.0008 in. on a master insert edge. It has a very positive axial rake for good chip evacuation, and tolerances of h6 on the shank and arbor hole. A rake angle of 24° provides a mirror-like surface finish. The cutter is pre-balanced by design for applications running up to 10,000 rpm.

Additional features include constant chip groove along radii, open flute, safety slot, and an optimal ramping angle design that minimizes body weight

Metal Laser Melting

Trumpf, EOS Enter into Cross-License
Agreement on Metal Laser Melting

The TRUMPF Group and EOS have entered into a cross-license agreement with each granting the other party licenses to their patent portfolios for direct metal laser melting, a variation of EOS’s direct metal laser sintering.

In the process of direct metal laser melting, metal powder free of binder or fluxing agent is fully melted by a scanning laser beam to build up three-dimensional objects with properties of the original material. The direct metal laser sintering technology by EOS complements Trumpf’s direct metal laser melting. The new technology of direct metal laser melting is expected to broaden the application of rapid manufacturing.

Hans J. Langer, CEO of EOS, explains: “This agreement is a good example of how patents can be used to benefit innovative manufacturers and also technology users. The investments EOS has made over the years in technical innovation, as well as the acquisition of patent rights, has put us in a position where we can multiply the benefits through cross-licensing.

“For EOS this agreement brings a further strengthening of our technology position by the acquisition of additional patent rights and know-how from TRUMPF. The market benefits from two companies which invest their resources together in developing new and improved technologies.”

Professor Berthold Leibinger, president of Trumpf, says: “The combination of our core competencies in laser and machine tool manufacturing has led to new solutions, constant growth and continuous innovation. In this sense, we are convinced that there is a great market potential for direct metal laser melting.”

Leibinger continues, “By consolidating two already strong patent portfolios this agreement establishes a considerable intellectual property basis from which advanced technologies can be developed.”

Construction to Start Soon on
HYX Technical Center in Shanghai

Construction is slated to begin this October on HYX‘s new Technical Center in Shanghai. The facility, located in the the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone of the city’s booming Pudong district, is projected to open in mid-2003. The new center will serve as HYX’s Asia-Pacific headquarters and will complement its existing East Asian technical centers in Sydney, Singapore, and Yokohama.

The state-of-the-art 52,000-ft² facility will offer customers product demonstrations, a bottle development center, PET mold refurbishing, hot runner manufacturing, and spare-parts distribution.

“Shanghai is a strategic location for us, and our new Shanghai Technical Center here will be our Asia hub,” says Marcus Sutch, president of Husky Asia. “It will significantly increase our ability to offer localized service in the region as it moves us physically closer to our key customers.”

Sutch continues, “The Shanghai Technical Center reinforces our commitment to the Asian market. It enhances our ability to keep our customers in the lead by offering the industry’s best service and support.”

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