November 2023

Podcast Pmm

Plastics processors: AI is your tool, not your enemy - Commentary

Nov. 22, 2023
We explore artificial intelligence's future in the industry in our November cover stories and in our new podcast.
DeepHow Corp.
DeepHow leverages the potential of artificial intelligence with videos of experts performing their jobs to help workers learn new skills.

DeepHow uses AI to help manufacturers deal with skilled labor shortage

Nov. 20, 2023
Tech company provides videos showing how manufacturing experts, such as injection molding machine operators, go about their jobs. AI augments the offerings.
Pittsfield Plastics Engineering LLC
A materials-handling system planned by Conair has helped Pittsfield Plastics Engineering better use its space, while ensuring the right resins are being used and kept free from contamination and moisture.
Injection Molding

ERP, materials-handling systems bring order to molding shop

Nov. 15, 2023
Pittsfield Plastics Engineering credits technologies from IQMS — now known as DelmiaWorks — and Conair with helping it better serve customers and manage growth.
Globeius Inc.
This Mouldpro pressure tester detects leaks in cooling circuits.
Molds & Tooling

Mouldpro pressure tester detects leaks in cooling circuits

Nov. 14, 2023
The device is portable and requires no power source for fast troubleshooting of molds.
Deloitte Development LLC
Located in Kansas on the Wichita State University Innovation Campus, the Smart Factory by Deloitte @ Wichita at Wichita State University provides Deloitte’s clients with hands-on experiences and demonstrates the possibilities of smart manufacturing capabilities, including AI, on an end-to-end production line.

AI can play a role throughout the plastics manufacturing process: Deloitte

Nov. 14, 2023
From plant design to part quality, artificial intelligence offers manufacturers efficiency advantages.

More content from November 2023

Hasco's Streamrunner Shadowfree helps eliminate shadows created by flow disruptions around the valve pin.
Molds & Tooling

Hasco hot runner eliminates shadows created by flow disruptions

Nov. 13, 2023
The 3D printed Streamrunner Shadowfree divides material flow into streamlined channels, reuniting them at the point where the valve pin enters the melt channel.
MachineMetrics' platform allows users to leverage data to optimize processes.
Product Innovations

MachineMetrics upgrades production monitoring and analytics platform

Nov. 9, 2023
It's compatible with any make, model and age of manufacturing equipment, allowing users to leverage data to optimize processes.
Joe Serell
RapidPurge President and CEO Joe Serell pauses with his family -- wife Jane, daughter Samantha and son Tobias -- for a selfie during one of the family's regular ski weekends.
Injection Molding

Serell pushes RapidPurge into spotlight in 4 years as CEO

Nov. 6, 2023
Majority owner and President Joe Serell has raised visibility for purging compound maker in his latest role in a career that includes sales, card playing/dealing.
These Denios pallets contain potentially hazardous chemical spills from drums.
Product Innovations

Denios pallets contain drum spills

Nov. 3, 2023
They offer safe storage of potentially hazardous or corrosive liquids such as oils, coolants and acids.
The Movacolor Off-line dosing unit is placed on a trolley next to large processing machines.
Product Innovations

Movacolor Off-line dosing unit is safer, more accurate

Nov. 1, 2023
The unit is placed on a moveable trolley instead of on top of a large processing machine.
Anca’s FX7 Ultra CNC grinding machine boasts a range of new features.
Molds & Tooling

Anca CNC grinding machine improves precision

Oct. 26, 2023
The FX7 Ultra incorporates new software, hardware and design features for making complex tools.