Posts Tagged molds, dies & tooling

Japanese molder targets low-cost, lighter plastic fuel tanks

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 | Permalink

Rather than invest in costly extrusion blow molding machinery dedicated to the production of plastic fuel tanks, Japan’s Yachiyo Industry (Sayama) has developed an innovative system that retrofits to standard large JSW blow molding machines that it uses on its 21 machines worldwide to mold the tanks. Normally fuel tank blow molding machines extrude two sheets that are then blow-molded. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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BMW’s Carbon Core body snares EuroCarBody Award 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Permalink

A car body construction that combines carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), auminum and steel has won the EuroCarBody Award 2015. Employed in the new BMW 7 Series, the Carbon Core body was given a rating of 41.87 out of 50 possible points – the best score ever to be obtained in the competition. The EuroCarBody Award is regarded as the world’s most important award for innovations in car body construction. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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3D printed parts deployed in rocket

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 | Permalink

With its heritage systems – Atlas and Delta – United Launch Alliance (ULA) has supported America’s presence in space for more than 50 years. Like other leading edge manufacturers using 3D printing, ULA progressed from prototyping to tooling and then to flight hardware production. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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3D printing versus injection molding: balancing quantity, quality and cost

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 | Permalink

The emergence of 3D printing as a viable means of mass production has prompted some observers, albeit with vested interests, to ponder over the potential demise of injection molding. With current 3D printing technologies and even factoring in improvements likely to emerge moving forward, however, that possibility appears remote. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Valve gate cascade molding simulation integrated into Moldflow

Monday, April 27th, 2015 | Permalink

Italian hot runner specialist HRSflow (San Polo di Piave) has developed a solution in collaboration with Autodesk (San Rafael, CA) to simulate the gradual opening and closing of its FLEXflow valve gate nozzles with Autodesk Moldflow, thus predicting pressure reduction and the associated clamping force reduction. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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