September 2023

Technology, such as KraussMaffei's smartOperation, is making machinery easier to operate.

Machinery OEMs making success easier to achieve - Talking Points

Sept. 20, 2023
Smart functions are helping to compensate for the lack of experienced operators.
The Thermwood CLA machine can be used to create economical aluminum molds.
Molds & Tooling

Thermwood's Cut Layer Additive process trims waste in mold building

Sept. 18, 2023
The three-axis CNC router can be used to create an economical aluminum mold from metal sheets rather than machining it from a solid billet.
Rotoline's RC – Arm/Plate improves safety and ergonomics.

Rotoline introduces plate and arm remote control

Sept. 15, 2023
The RC – Arm/Plate lets rotomolding operator position the arm/plate in the most comfortable and efficient position for feeding the mold and removing products.
Ransomware Web

Manufacturers often hit with ransomware demands, and many pay the price

Sept. 14, 2023
Beyond the ransom, attacks can be costly in terms of production downtime, data replacement and even lost customers.
Vince Travaglini, president and CEO of StackTeck Systems Ltd., has led his company to innovate in mold making and branch out into automation.
Molds & Tooling

StackTeck leader takes pride in motivating others

Sept. 13, 2023
Vince Travaglini has pushed his company to innovate in mold making and branch out into automation.

More content from September 2023

Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH
Wittmann's Imago software package allows companies to measure and visualize multiple variables and process parameters of injection molding equipment, including power consumption. Now available in a basic version, called Imago Peak, the software can help companies get a handle on their energy usage.
Injection Molding

Wittmann software helps optimize energy use

Sept. 8, 2023
Imago Peak warns users when they’re approaching peak periods of energy consumption.
KraussMaffei's powerPrint 3D printer for large parts is now available.
Additive Manufacturing

KraussMaffei enters AM market with powerPrint

Sept. 8, 2023
The company's first 3D printer uses standard resin pellets to create large-form objects.
C-Serts are installed in stripped bolt holes.
Molds & Tooling

C-Serts repair stripped bolt holes in molds

Sept. 6, 2023
ITW Deltar Fasteners used the insert kits to make mold hanging quicker and safer, and to avoid costly platen replacement.
Wabash MPI and Carver Inc.
Wabash MPI and Carver Inc.’s PNP pneumatic presses offer new options.
Product Innovations

Pneumatic presses add options

Sept. 6, 2023
Wabash MPI and Carver Inc.’s PNP series now offers down-acting clamp configuration, vacuum chamber construction and 5-micron particulate air filters.
Engel's eco-flomo temperature control system improves part quality and energy efficiency.
Molds & Tooling

Engel offers enhanced temperature control system

Sept. 5, 2023
The eco-flomo, available in two versions, improves product quality and lowers energy consumption.
Fluke's SV600 can pinpoint leaks and wear.
Product Innovations

Fluke acoustic imager pinpoints leaks, wear

Aug. 31, 2023
The SV600 uses an array of sensors to pick out aberrant sounds, then melds that information with a video image.