Materials

Versatile milling cutters machine cast iron, hardened steels and superalloys efficiently

Mitsubishi Materials

Versatile milling cutters machine cast iron, hardened steels and superalloys efficiently

05/07/2012 - With its versatile AHX640-S cutters for steel and cast-iron milling, Mitsubishi Materials introduces tools that employ multi-corner, double-side negative inserts with a large rake angle. The company has taken advantage of new manufacturing methods and material technology to combine the sharpness of conventional positive-geometry inserts with the strength and versatility of negative inserts so that both sides can be used as a cutting edge. Power requirements for these AHX-S-series milling cutters are the same as those for traditional positive-geometry cutters. read...

Milan hosts triennial Plast plastics & rubber fairs

Plast 2012

Milan hosts triennial Plast plastics & rubber fairs

04/30/2012 - The next triennial Plast, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries, takes place at the Milan Fairgrounds from 8–12 May. The show’s organiser, Promaplast S.r.l., characterises the Plast fair as the largest exhibition representing the entire plastics- and rubber-processing production chain of machines, auxiliary equipment, moulds, raw materials, regenerated materials, composites and semi-finished and finished products scheduled to appear in Europe this year. read...

Chairs made of old soda bottles top design awards at NPE 2012

SPI

Chairs made of old soda bottles top design awards at NPE 2012

04/13/2012 - The winners of the 2nd International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) sponsored by US plastics industry association SPI spanned a wide range of applications, and many of the products embodied innovative use of technologies in support of sustainability goals, according to Robert Janeczko, chairman of the IPDC committee. read...

Long-lived steel milling cutters machine titanium alloys at high removal rates

Mitsubishi Materials

Long-lived steel milling cutters machine titanium alloys at high removal rates

04/10/2012 - New VFX5 milling cutters from Mitsubishi Materials, smaller versions of the tools in the proven VFX6 series, are designed for high-performance machining of titanium alloys. They have achieved high metal removal rates of 500 cm3/min while displaying high reliability and long tool life. read...

Corrosion-Resistant Mould-Base Steel Is Easy to Machine and Durable

Uddeholms

Corrosion-Resistant Mould-Base Steel Is Easy to Machine and Durable

04/10/2012 - Uddeholms AB has introduced Uddeholm RoyAlloy stainless holder steel as a replacement for its Uddeholm Ramax LH steel grade. RoyAlloy, originally developed by Edro Specialty Steels Inc., is now formally an Uddeholm product within the Uddeholm Stainless Concept portfolio, distributed exclusively worldwide. It is a prehardened corrosion-resistant steel specifically designed for the construction of long-lasting high-performance plastic-injection-mould bases. read...

Medtec Europe logs more than 14,000 visitors in 2012

Specialist Trade Show

Medtec Europe logs more than 14,000 visitors in 2012

03/27/2012 - The Medtec Europe medical technology trade fair concluding in Stuttgart on March 15 brought together some 14,000 engineers, production specialists, designers and decision makers from across Europe. After another successful event, the organiser, UBM Canon, is making plans for future growth. read...

‘Super’ Schedule for NPE2012 Opening Sunday

NPE2012

‘Super’ Schedule for NPE2012 Opening Sunday

02/28/2012 - SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade Association has organized an NPE2012 “Super Sunday” to usher in what promises to be a resurgent NPE exposition. The day offers networking opportunities, social events and presentations by top business leaders. read...

Filter for Hot Runner Injection Moulding Removes Melt Contaminants in Two Stages

Melt Design

Filter for Hot Runner Injection Moulding Removes Melt Contaminants in Two Stages

02/01/2012 - Melt Design Inc., a manufacturer and global supplier of high-performance hot runner systems with a broad range of associated components, has added to its product line a dual-stage plastic-melt-filtering device designed to remove contaminants from the melt flow during injection moulding. The innovative device eliminates the need to clean out mould gates and saves further hours of production that might otherwise have been lost to material contamination. read...

Beryllium-Free Copper Mould Making Alloy Features High Strength, Thermal Conductivity

AMPCO Metal

Beryllium-Free Copper Mould Making Alloy Features High Strength, Thermal Conductivity

02/01/2012 - AMPCO Metal, an integrated producer and distributor of specialty copper alloys, employs proprietary manufacturing processes and complex alloy compositions to give its Ampcoloy® 944 copper-silicon-chromium alloy for mould making unique properties. Distinctive for being free of beryllium, this strong copper alloy offers mould makers an attractive balance of hardness (28 HRc on average) and thermal conductivity (156 W/mK, five to six times greater than P20 tool steel and six to seven times greater than H-13 tool steel), and an electrical conductivity of approximately 35% IACS. read...

New Manufacturing Site, 150 New Jobs for Mann+Hummel USA

New Manufacturing Site, 150 New Jobs for Mann+Hummel USA

01/25/2012 - Owing to strong market demand, is enlarging its manufacturing footprint in the USA. read...

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