Filament with properties for multiple applications

German RepRap

Filament with properties for multiple applications

Germany – With PET-G filament, German RepRap has extended its filament portfolio, which the company says offers optimum mechanical properties and high thermoforming characteristics. read...

High-conductivity copper alloy for plastics processing

Ampco Metal

High-conductivity copper alloy for plastics processing

Switzerland – Moulds for producing plastic parts require good thermal conductivity, high hardness and easy machinability. read...

India: Plastics are the material of choice for packaging

Global report

India: Plastics are the material of choice for packaging

India – A report prepared by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG) on the plastic industry titled “Plastic Packaging - The Sustainable Choice” was recently released by FICCI in New Delhi. The Indian packaging industry constitutes 4% of the global packaging industry but it is expected to grow in the following years. read...

Choose the right material grade to stay ahead of the pack

Meusburger

Choose the right material grade to stay ahead of the pack

Austria - The right material and grade for the right job can save time and money - keeping mould makers competitive. Standard parts manufacturer Meusburger in Austria gives an overview of what to consider when choosing the right material grades. read...

The potential of enhanced venting materials

International Mold Steel

The potential of enhanced venting materials

USA - Many moulders are fighting venting problems that would not exist if they had designed the original mould using an enhanced venting steel. Tom Schade explains how the use of porous metal inserts and no additional venting can eliminate chronic flow lines or virtually eliminate material spray. read...

Low-stress standard components pose a minimised risk of warpage

Hasco

Low-stress standard components pose a minimised risk of warpage

Germany – Developing and producing high-performance moulds for plastic injection moulding is a complex process. Hasco, a leading standard mould component manufacturer, explains why reducing the inherent stress in the materials used for all plate products is key for producing high-quality moulds. read...

Professional surface processing – for the love of music

Joke

Professional surface processing – for the love of music

Germany – What does restoring old saxophones and clarinets have to do with tool and mould making? At a first glance, nothing at all – but Germany-based Toko woodwind instrument studio shows that both complement each other very well. read...

In-Mould-Metal-Spraying: Surface and partial metallisation of plastic parts

Research & Development

In-Mould-Metal-Spraying: Surface and partial metallisation of plastic parts

Germany – This article presents a new method for the production of metallised plastic surfaces for magnetic, electrical, haptical or decorative applications. read...

Material recycling: Making plastic products sustainable

Plastics - research and development

Material recycling: Making plastic products sustainable

Germany – Recycling is becoming ever more important in production. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF now investigate how halogen-free flame-retardant plastics can be recycled. This project should also produce results that enable SMEs to cut down costs. read...

Carbide burs for a variety of industries and materials

Boride Abrasives

Carbide burs for a variety of industries and materials

USA – Boride has recently introduced a new line of premium carbide burs and die grinders. read...