Dynamics, reliability, and comfort in automotive engineering relate not only to driving performance but also the visual and physical experience the vehicle emits. Recent advancements in the technological manufacturing processes allow for continual improvements to this experience.
On 7 September 2018, hot runner specialist Synventive invited injections moulders and mould makers to Bensheim, Germany, for the 20th Bensheim Technology Days. This year's edition of the annual event was held under the motto of “Trends in Automotive – Increased requirements in injection moulding with regard to surface finish and functionality of new part concepts”.
Heyco is a specialist not only for forged components but also for demanding plastic parts for the automotive industry. With production locations all over the world, the company has to rely on internationally available, high-quality mould components and hot runner systems.
For Fakuma, Synventive updated the Synflow technology. The new Synflow 3 comes with all functions of the previous Synflow versions plus added features like the ability to quickly define complete moulding parameters for a specific application.
To play in the professional league, an injection moulding company has to be inventive. German-based Eifler-Kunststoff-Technik has proven several times that it can be trusted with the most complex customer requests. More than once, the company has shown that they have the knowledge and expertise not only in their own production processes, but also in understanding the processes of their customers.
In the middle of September, many tool and mould-makers met once again in the German town of Bensheim to learn about the latest trends in hot-runner technology. Synventive organised the event, which included interesting lectures on the latest trends in hot-runner technology as well as a guided tour of the Synventive factory buildings.
USA – Combining cavity sensors with hot runner valve gate control yields new applications and greater process gains. Bill Rousseau, director applications and technical services from Synventive Molding Solutions, analyses each technology and reviews their combination.