#NPE

Mold System Runs Two Separate Molds Simultaneously

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: The Multi-Mold System from Canon Virginia Inc. shuttles molds in and out to run two separate tools in one press simultaneously. The company had it on display at NPE2018.

Additive Manufacturing

AM Powder Designed to Create Conformal Cooling Channels

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Uddeholm says that using Corrax additive manufacturing powder enables the creation of conformal cooling channels to reduce cycle times. The company had the powder on display at NPE2018.

Servo Motor in Medical Mold Provides Tighter Tolerances

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: At NPE2018, Westminster Tool Inc. discussed its strategy to use a servo-driven motor as an alternative in an unscrewing mold, which enabled a medical customer to meet cleanroom demands.

Maintenance & Repair

Tool Mover Improves Safety with Secure Movement of Heavy Molds

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: RUD Chain Inc. says that its RUD Tool-Mover moves heavy and sensitive dies, molds and tools safely and securely and therefore limits costs that damaged tools incur and improves safety for the operator.

Additive Manufacturing

Conformal Cooling Technology Maximizes Cooling Efficiency

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: DME says that its TruCool Conformal Cooling line provides greater overall cooling coverage with even distribution while maintaining a targeted, consistent temperature and reducing cycle times by as much as 60 percent.

Maintenance & Repair

Cleaner Combines Dry Ice Pellet Production and Dry Ice Blasting

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Cold Jet says that the Combi 120H eliminates the need for cleaning parts with aqueous methods that require part drying and water treatment or containment systems.

Additive Manufacturing

Freeformer System Offers Flexibility in Prototyping

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Arburg says that its Freeformer customers can qualify their own materials using the APF process and optimize process parameters to the application at hand.

Steel Offers High-Corrosion Resistance for Longer Service Life

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Uddeholm says that Mirrax ESR possesses a unique combination of qualities across large cross sections to meet the increasing demands of plastic mold tools.

Hot Runners

Hot-Runner System Features Save Time and Boost Quality

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: According to Synventive, the SVG+ hot-runner system saves time by providing monitoring and diagnostic tools from outside of the molding machine.

Double-Racked Lifters Save Time and Simplify Tool Construction

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: CUMSA Double Racks Lifters (DRs) improve rigidity and limit the need for angled channels through multiple mold plates.

Maintenance & Repair

Micro-Welding Solutions Offer Affordability and Variety

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018 and Amerimold 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Gesswein Company presented new micro-welding solutions for mold and die repair.

NPE2018 Wrap Up Podcast with MMT Team

The MMT Team did its best to walk the miles of aisles to see and report on the latest technology and trends.  

NPE2018 Live Podcasts

Listen to these Live NPE2018 The Manufacturing Alliance Podcasts on MMT’s team event recap, moldmaker collaboration, additive manufacturing, molder challenges, recycling and Industry 4.0. 

NPE2018 Video Recap: Exhilaration, Innovation and Inspiration

MoldMaking Technology’s editorial team recaps some highlights from the show floor at NPE2018, including a technology slideshow, seven podcasts recorded live from the event and a video.

Injection Molding System Featured

Husky occupies a 12,000 square-foot space at NPE2018 and features a range of solutions for the beverage, food, closure, medical, automotive and home, personal and beauty markets.

Elbow Connectors Improve Flow Rates

Eisele Connectors presents its Liquidline and Multiline E connectors at NPE2018. 

Pre-hardened Steels Eliminate the Need for Heat Treat

International Mold Steel says its steels save moldmakers time by eliminating the need for heat treat.

Couplers Automatically Connect to Remove Need for Specialized Rods

Alba Enterprises says its couplers are especially suited for machines that have little access to the ejector plate.

Hot Runners

Hot-Runner Products Offer Versatility and Ease Operations

INCOE Corp. has a variety of hot-runner products on display at NPE2018, including a slim nozzle, a sequencing controller and a temperature controller.

Business Strategy

AMBA Releases Annual Wage and Benefits Report

The report represents the largest compensation study focused on the U.S. mold building industry.

Stack Mold for Containers Has Light-Weight TRIM Panels

StackTeck features a variety of high-tech molds at NPE2018.

Toggle Design on Molding Machine Saves Time and Energy

Sodick’s first all-electric V-Line machine has 100-ton clamp with improved toggle design.

Platform Facilitates Product Launches

With Launchpad, customers experience streamlined, time-sensitive launch processes, prototype tooling and proof of concept, testing and verification, continuous improvement and process optimization and as much as a 65-percent reduction in critical pathway schedules.

Hot Runners

Servo-Driven Valve-Gate System Increases Flexibility of Flow Control

HRSflow features Flexflow and Flexflow One at NPE2018. The company also has its technology featured in several exhibitor booths.