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More for less: evolving technologies extend extrusion blow molding capabilities while increasing process economy. Jun 1, 2011 2108
Industry trends: emerging opportunities: manufacturing trends, are shaping business in 2011. May 1, 2011 2819
Tightening control: advanced hot-runner systems improve molded-part quality. Nov 1, 2010 2075
NPE exhibitors tout sustainability: a good way to describe last June's NPE2009 might be "the big show with a small footprint." The overriding theme for most exhibitors at NPE was sustainability, as demonstrated by the innovations in all market sectors that reduce the cost and use of resources in product development, manufacturing, and disposal--in other words, decreasing the size of the "carbon footprint.". Oct 1, 2009 1526
Polyurethane heals itself via UV-activated process. Jun 1, 2009 1242
Molecular engineering: inorganic molecular process increases polymer properties: when it comes to enhancing polymer performance, nothing beats molecular engineering. The ability to tailor a formulation by modifying its molecular backbone can significantly increase existing properties and provide additional performance benefits. Nov 1, 2008 1128
High-speed imaging systems find growing use in plastics: high-speed digital imaging cameras are gaining greater use in plastics manufacturing and related operations, as companies capitalize on their ability to identify and analyze flaws in microsecond increments, so product design, equipment setup, and even mold machining problems can be corrected. Sep 1, 2008 1423
New process enables single machine to mold soft-touch auto parts. Jun 1, 2008 1499
Polyamide 6 grades are claimed to meet new gas-permeation rules: manufacturers of gas-powered vehicles and power tools are under pressure to develop fuel-delivery systems and even portable fuel containers that meet stringent federal and state hydrocarbon-emission standards. May 1, 2008 1452
Out of thin air, aerogels emerge. Mar 1, 2008 1428
Green designs: many factors determine validity. Oct 1, 2007 1474
Rising resin prices and "green" initiatives boost interest in microcellular foam. Aug 1, 2007 1358
Laser metrology can increase production efficiency and economy. May 1, 2007 1382
Direct-drive motor and nonlinear actuator boost productivity of electric injection unit: the Industrial Group of Moog Inc. has developed an injection system for all-electric molding machines. The system is made up of a specially designed drive, actuator, and process control that reportedly make it faster, more powerful, and more accurate than conventional injection systems. Apr 1, 2007 1267
BMI suppliers target new grades at broader market penetration. Feb 1, 2007 1713
Polypropylene body panels: the next big innovation for automakers? Jan 1, 2007 1548
Advances in magnesium molding bode well for processors seeking diversity and business. Dec 1, 2006 1377
Due diligence and common sense reduce exposure to product liability. Oct 1, 2006 1504
Microcellular foam could increase appeal of nylon in underhood parts. Sep 1, 2006 1493
Helping hands: designing products for accessibility. Jul 1, 2006 1488
Nanotechnology is extending the range of additive and polymer performance. Jun 1, 2006 1471
New nitroxide compound promises more control at the molecular level. May 1, 2006 1197
Demand grows for large-diameter pipe, along with process capabilities. Mar 1, 2006 1520
Advanced composites put to sea in Navy's new ship. Feb 1, 2006 1414
Interest in silicones rises for their look, feel, and performance. Dec 1, 2005 1383
Upgrading heat properties of underhood resins. Nov 1, 2005 1718
Compounders thwart counterfeiting with covert additive techniques. Sep 1, 2005 1585
Advanced composites soar to new heights in Boeing 787. Brief Article Aug 1, 2005 1605
Process enhancements expand benefits of gas, water, and microfoam molding. Jun 1, 2005 1524
Economic impact of Kyoto Protocol draws scrutiny as cost projections rise. May 1, 2005 1718
Topology optimization can reduce part weight and cut cost. Apr 1, 2005 1476
Shape memory polymers reshape product design. Mar 1, 2005 1309
As RFID applications increase, suppliers look to lower its cost. Feb 1, 2005 1711
The wireless factory: increase productivity, reduce costs. Jan 1, 2005 1339
Aesthetics, economics drive growth of in-mold decoration. Dec 1, 2004 1468
Nanotechnology faces scrutiny over environment and toxicity. Nov 1, 2004 1376
Markets for biopolymers grow as the materials evolve. Oct 1, 2004 1310

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