GE Fanuc Automation Wins Gildemeister Group Quality Award

The Annual Supplier Quality Award of the Gildemeister Group, Europe’s No. 1 machine tool builder, has been won against strong competition by GE Fanuc Automation, a major manufacturer of CNC for machine tools. Josip Tomasevic, group purchasing director, presented the award to David G.S. Avrell, president and CEO of GE Fanuc Automation, at a ceremony on March 1.

GE Fanuc has established an efficient quality management system, which supports the advancement and development of new products. One of the criteria for the award is based on Gildemeister’s own MTBF (minimum time between failure) system of adjudication. The likelihood of a failure in a GE Fanuc CNC unit was judged to be just once in every five years.

GE Fanuc Launches New Website for Automation Training

GE Fanuc Automationhas launched a new website offering interactive courses in automation training for users of its software and hardware. The Online Institute at onlineinstitute.gefanuc.com provides self-paced learning modules built on the same in-depth content as the company’s instructor-led courses, but is available around the clock. And, of course, The Online Institute enables registered customers to get the benefit of these courses without the time and expense of traveling to a learning center.

Each course is geared toward performance-based objectives and provides users with both guided and independent practice of concepts as well as interactive assessments with immediate feedback. Help and support are available in real time.

The Online Institute is already offering a 7-module course entitled “Cimplicity® HMI Plant Edition.” Each of the modules may be purchased separately, if desired. Courses in PLC Basics, Cimplicity Machine Edition, and PLC Logic Developer will follow. Visitors to the website can explore a free course demonstration.

SPE to Hold First Conference on Additives & Colors in February

The Society of Plastics Engineers will hold its first European Additives & Colors ConferenceFebruary 19–20, 2003, in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference will be organized by and for professionals concerned with all aspects of plastics taking benefit from modifiers, additives, colors, dyes, and pigments. Leading topics are already scheduled in areas such as the irradiation effects on plastics and mutual interactions between additives and polymer matrices.

The conference will encourage technical and scientific activities for the advancement of plastics through the use of dyes, colors, pigments, other modifiers, and ionizing radiation. Theo Timmerman of GE Plastics will be the chairperson, and Luc Van Aken of SCR Sibelco will be the chairperson-elect.

Mazak Introduces VMC as Part of New Series Available Globally

New from Mazak Corp., the VC Nexus 510C achieves new levels of productivity and versatility for vertical machining tasks. It is part of Mazak’s new Nexus series of machine tools, focused on providing advanced technology, increased productivity, and outstanding value for metalworking manufacturers.

The VC Nexus 510C delivers up to 20% greater productivity than previous models through a number of factors. Maximum spindle speed is 12,000 rpm, driven by a 25-hp spindle motor. The high-speed rapid traverse rate of 1,417 in./min at 0.5 G acceleration and 2.9-sec chip-to-chip time slash noncutting time in favor of increased production. A 15,000-rpm and 25,000-rpm high-speed spindle option with a 40-hp motor is available

Plastic molding

You have probably seen those big planters and troughs in pictures of old English gardens. They are most likely made of Tufa rock.


You can learn all you need to know about this and get an interesting geology lesson at the same time. A source I always recommend for instructions and outstanding ideas is plastic mold and molding parts. Hyprtufa is fake Tufa stone. You can read the article about mixes to find out how to make molds

It is fun to play with. You can shape it, file it, form it, add to it the next day as long as you do not let it dry out. (just cover with a piece of plastic molding) It can withstand the coldest winters and loves the rain. The longer you have it the more character it gains.

If you want to make something big, this is the stuff to use. Take a look at this site Hypertufa Projects for some great ideas.

It is not waterproof so no ponds. You can try to seal it but would be better off to use concrete. It would be cheaper and far less aggravation.

You can use it for fountains that do not have to hold water. What I mean is that the water will not be sitting in, just passing through.

It is relatively light compared to concrete so makes great trough style planters. If you have ever wanted to make a “Giant Head” statue it is great for this because you can take your time molding and add to it as you see your statue taking shape. If you do not like what you see, it is easy to knock off a bit and change it. When you are done it will, unless it is 3 or 4 feet high, be possible to move it without a forklift or crane.

Like the natural Tufa, it supports the growth of Moss and Lichen. This gives it an aged look in one growing season.

Once you get started with this you will be hooked. It is great for use in plastic molds, you mix as usual and press it into the mold. In a couple of days, when it is cured, you can take it out and you will have a light, textured looking casting. These are nice when lightly stained, or given the moss growth formula.

Want to know more about plastic molding, please go to
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injection_moulding

Pathtrace Engineering Systems

Pathtrace Engineering Systems

Thanks to recent improvements in EdgeCAMoff-line CNC machine tool programming software that allow users to realize higher production efficiencies, EdgeCam is experiencing soaring international sales. Brian Steatham, managing director of Pathtrace Engineering Systems of Reading, UK, which produces the software, reports that overall sales in Europe are up by 20%, in North America by 13%, and in Scandinavia by a whopping 40%.

“The production engineering, mould and die markets have recognized the advantages of working with an independent CAM supplier who is able to address the flexibility and functionality needed in a single CAM product that seamlessly integrates with all the major solids-based CAD systems,” says Steatham. “This is confirmed by the fact that 80% of our sales now involve EdgeCAM Solid Machinist.”

Pathtrace has found that even though investment in capital equipment is tight, users are looking for greater return on investment based on higher efficiencies. To keep ahead of its growing market penetration, Pathtrace is once again stepping up its R&D; program, recruiting three engineers to increase its resources in software development.

Acquire Intellution Automation Software

Acquire
Intellution Automation Software

DSM Somos and the magazines NewDesign and Time-Compression Technologies have announced a call for entries for the eMotion in Motion design competition for students and professional designers. The theme is “ProtoFunctional® Safety in Travel.” The competition invites participants to challenge traditional concepts in industrial design, and explore the creativity and innovation possible through layer-additive technologies.

The student and qualified designer competition categories are open for registration at www.dsmsomos.com/e-motion through April 2003. Projects must be submitted by June 20, 2003, in STL electronic format.

The competition will explore how advanced ProtoFunctional® materials and layer-additive technologies can affect presentation and development in the design arena. Once associated exclusively with RP, layer-additive technologies are gradually evolving into a rapid manufacturing industry.

It is possible that, in the near future, these technologies will permit significant cost and time savings in a variety of manufacturing applications. The benefit for the design world is the design freedom to work with complex forms and structures.

The contest is open to students officially enrolled for the university year 2002-2003 in the faculties of design, industrial design, or engineering in a college, school, or university; and to all graduated designers, design engineers, and engineers. All finalists will receive a three-dimensional rapid prototype of their design. mold making etc

The awards ceremony will take place at the TCT 2003 Fair & Conference (MICC, Manchester, UK, October 15–16, 2003).

Mold Manufacturer China

Who is HYX mold- A Mold Manufacturer China Company

HYX mold is a mold manufacturer china company, today many companies nowadays consider doing business in China. The country has gone through a stormy development the past decade. The economic growth rates prove this year after year. The question is however: where do I start when I want to do business in this huge, unknown country? And how do I find a partner I can trust? How to deal with laws and regulations in China?

We would like to introduce ourselves to you. HYX MOLD is a producer of customer specific plastic mold components with production facilities in China. HYX MOLD has a network of mould makers and injection moulding companies in Jiangsu and Zhejiang province, the two most developed provinces of the country. In these factories high quality products are produced for very competitive prices. HYX Plastics has experience in doing business in China. We know the rules and we know the right people and therefore we can deliver your products at the right quality, in time and for the very best price.

HYX Plastics is The Molding company in China and therefore offers you the advantages of doing business in China, without having to worry about Chinese contracts. We will take care of a correct delivery of your products.

HYX MOLD supplies high quality products in small to large size series to customers in the Benelux and United Kingdom. As manufacturing takes place in China we can keep the costs low en we can offer the best quality for the lowest price. That is profitable for us, but especially profitable for you as a customer.

Have you ever lost an order due to the price? With our low prices we can help you not losing these orders in the future.

Do your suppliers let you wait for quotations too long? hyx plastic mold company will send you a quotation based on your product drawings within 7 working days.  We will be happy to visit you to discuss your drawings. 

HYX plastic mold company has a long experience in plastic industry. We know the market en we have the technical know-how. With our network in China we can transform this knowledge into cheap but high quality products. 

plastic mold company
plastic mold company

Products and Services

HY Plastics is a producer of plastic components which are made in steel moulds. The components can be made of all possible grades like PE, PP, HDPE, POM, ABS, Nylon et cetera.

Plastic Mold making

In our mold making facilities in China we have the knowledge, the tools and techniques to build, repair and maintain high quality moulds.

With the latest software like Cimatron and Pro-Engineer detailed drawings of the mold and the mold construction are drawn. The plastic molds are made with state of the art CNC controlled machines and assembled by highly skilled professionals.

Production

Our plastic molding factories have a series of machines of which we can be proud. Machines with a closing power between 25 and 1,500 tons produce high quality plastic products with a weight between 1 gram and 6 kilograms.

Product design consultancy

The right solution is a matter of the right tuning. For example the tuning of materials, special molds and a sophisticated production process. That is why Orange Plastics offers its customers to assist in product engineering and optimization.

We like to offer you our service during product development, whether you already have a drawing of your desired product or you come to us with a sample product.

Plastic Mold Company

Plastic Mold Company

Quashnick Tool Corporation is Plastic Mold Company will provide engineering services, mold manufacturing, plastic part production and customer support that meets customer requirements at all times”.

Quality means Conformance to Specifications
Our Chief Operations Officer is a Six Sigma Black-Belt and an ISO Auditor

Since its inception, Quashnick Tool Corporation has focused on quality as a strategic advantage. A quality plastic part begins with a well defined concept followed by detailed design and analysis.

plastic mold company

plastic mold company

To ensure successful function and the lowest production costs, we recommend that our customers engage with our engineering team as early in their project lifecycle as possible. Early involvement adds value and cuts time–to-market by eliminating costly design, manufacturing and test cycles. The extra development help QTC provides often improves part function, simply due to another strong design team’s involvement and translated experience, at an early stage.

We understand that in order to reliably produce high volumes of plastic parts, one must begin by building an extremely high quality mold. Terry Quashnick earned his State Certified Journeyman Machinist and Tool Maker certificates almost 40 years ago and has mentored another 13 tool makers through the State Certified apprentice program over the years. Today we still demand the highest level of skill and craftsmanship from our toolmakers, and every new mold is thoroughly inspected many times during it’s manufacture, then qualified to customer specification prior to starting production.
As a mold moves from tooling manufacture into production our quality system assures the following:

resin materials compliance and tracking
process condition traceability
mold history and maintenance records
cleanroom environmental and operating procedure controls
full training for operators and inspection personnel
a full metrology tool set including optical comparator, vision inspection equipment and calibrated micrometers, calipers and gages
collection, analysis and production management team availability of all quality data
the application of quality data, SPC trends, and six sigma DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) to continuous improvement and full circle quality management
When you work with Quashnick Tool Corporation, you can have confidence that the quality mentality started by founder and current CEO Terry Quashnick is now strengthened by President & COO Ed Baker, who is a certified Six Sigma Black belt and ISO auditor, and has spent a career driving quality into technology development, production and business process at top tier Silicon Valley Companies.

We believe quality drives business success and as such our quality policy is very simple. We operate under the principal of always doing what is right for our customer’s success. Knowing this, it’s no surprise that our most successful customers have chosen QTC as a trusted extension of their in-house engineering and production teams.

US Rep. Richard Pombo awards Terry Quashnick with the Bronze Star. Over the past 40 years Terry has faithfully served his Family, his Country and the Plastics Industry. He received the Bronze Star almost 20 years after serving in Vietnam as a Sergeant in the 503rd infantry deployed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Terry started Quashnick Tool, after serving in Vietnam as a Sergeant in the 503rd infantry deployed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, where he earned a Bronze Star. He fine tuned his skills, becoming a State Certified Journeyman Machinist and a Journeyman tool maker.

Education and training in support of the plastics industry remain extremely important to Terry. QTC has trained 16 mold makers through the formal four year State Certified apprenticeship program, and he remains active with the local Junior College, encouraging training in the trade as America is now growing dangerously short of the skilled workers needed to compete in global manufacturing.

plastic mold company

plastic mold company

Terry was inducted into the Society of Plastics Engineers Northern California Golden Gate Section Hall of Fame in October 1998. He joins only twelve other professionals inducted into the Hall of Fame since 1986. In 1999 Quashnick Tool Corporation Received the Industry of the Year award by the Lodi, California Chamber of Commerce and in 2007, Terry received the “Industrialist of the Year” award from the Lodi Chamber of Commerce.

Ed joined QTC in August 2008 to manage the molding company and work with the next generation of technology entrenched  customers. He has over 20 years of executive experience in Silicon Valley companies, such as Applied Materials, Novellus Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Saes, and fully understands the demanding product life cycle in today’s high technology industry.

Over half of Ed’s career was spent in ultra clean semiconductor processing, where he managed RD&E in semiconductor processing equipment development, prior to moving into general management of companies in the clean semiconductor processing field and the computer industry. Ed achieved worldwide recognition for his expertise in the field of micro contamination, was a frequent speaker at technical symposiums around the globe, and helped move the industry to PPT (Parts Per Trillion) levels of purity.

In his general management roles, he has been largely focused on business turnaround and new product development. His approach has always stood the test of time: baseline your business performance honestly,  gain an understanding of the customer’s real need, then implement improved business processes and  new product development to meet the need in a timely fashion.

Ed has implemented ISO certified business systems as well as six sigma quality management at the corporate level and uses these same tools frequently in running the business.

Ed’s passion lies in truly exceeding customer expectations, designing and producing quality products, and driving efficiency and execution across the molding company.

PVC injection molding

PVC injection molding

CPVC – (Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is an injection moldable resin used in pipe, pipe fittings, and other injection molded plastic products, we called PVC injectioin molding parts

CPVC is extremely durable typically used in long service-life applications such as plumbing and fire sprinkler pipe, residential window trim and industrial process equipment.

Resistance to corrosion and chemical attack is one of the important properities of CPVC, often replacing metals to provide longer service-life in handling corrosive materials such as aggressive water, mineral acids, caustics and other aqueous solutions.

Because of its low petroleum content, CPVC is self-extinguishing and has a relatively low smoke generation. Smoke generated from CPVC is no more toxic than Douglas Fir.

Compared with many thermoplastics, CPVC has excellent mechanical strength over a broad temperature range.

Typical applications include:

  • potable water system components
  • automotive and mass transit parts
  • process systems for corrosive industrial environments
  • food and beverage process food equipment

    plastic molds

    plastic molds

INCERE TECH is fully equipped and experienced when it comes to both plastic injection molding CPVC and building molds for CPVC.

If you have a need any PVC injection molding  or tooling to produce injection molded CPVC partsST can solve your needs.

Plastic injection molders are numerous. So to stand out above the crow, we at ST are dedicated to excellence in all aspects of our business.

We will supply our customers with only the highest quality parts, delivered on time, while providing them with service second to none in the plastic injection molding industry.

We will provide our valued employees a safe, reliable and professional work atmosphere which fosters a sense of pride in the quality of work they do, as well as a
path to prosperity as our teamwork makes our company grow.

This sense of pride we get from giving our best to our customers, our employees, our country and the plastic injection molding industry will provide the motivation to take us to the top.

Plastic Injection Molding Process

Plastic Injection Molding Process

Plastic Injection Molding Process normally including injectioin filling, Injection pressue and injection packing pressure.

Injection Pressure will affect the products quality. So a suitable injection pressure does a big favor to high-quality products.

Injection pressure involves two stages. The first stage is, inject the melt plastic material into mold by a high speed, this pressure called first injection pressure. We always called it injection pressure too. Second stage is, the pressure we put after plastic material filled mold, called second injection pressure or packing pressure. Melt plastic material’s resistance related to the characteristic of melt, the shape of product and the mold structure, therefore, first injection pressure should be set according to the specific requirement. Generally, the first injection pressure is about 80~120 Mpa (800~1200kgf/cm2).

For the material with high viscosity, or for the product which need high size precision, we can use 150~200 Mpa or higher injection pressure. Once, some injection molding machine manufacturer said he had used 400Mpa injection pressure, but under normal condition, the plastic injection machine which on the market cannot reach this injection pressure.

Too low first injection pressure will lead to short filling. Too high first injection pressure can increase the product density, decrease the shrinkage. But if the injection pressure is too high, flash will happen, sometimes, the product cannot drop down easily.

Therefore, when we testing mold, at the beginning, injection pressure should be low, then improved gradually, finally confirm a suitable injection pressure.

In addition, injection pressure adjustable rang is related to the kinds of injection molding machine. For exempla, for small home appliance, in order to increase the injection pressure, we should choose injection molding machine with big screw diameter. Fig 2-3:plastic molds

Fig 2-3: Screw diameter and injection unit performance

                                       Screw typeproject           A             B             C
Screw diameter/mmInjection pressure/ Mpa

Theoretical injection pressure/ Mpa

Injection weigh/g

/oz

Injection rate/ (cm3/s)

Plasticizing capability/ (kg/h)

46170

30

315

11.1

163(136)

100(83)

51138

368

386

13.6

201(167)

120(100)

60100

509

534

18.8

278(231)

140(115)

Even the same injection molding machine manufacture by the same manufacturer, different screw diameter will has different max injection pressure. We should confirm the max injection pressure whether meet our requirement.

Second injection pressure (packing pressure) is the pressure which acts on material. The role second injection pressure played is, on the basic of avoiding burr and excessive filling, using melt material supplemented unceasingly, to avoid shrinkage of product.

From the effect of second injection pressure we known, the pressure of second injection pressure should be lower than first injection pressure. But second injection pressure must guarantee the material in cavity fully cures, that is, material in every runner fully cures too.

Want to know more information about plastic  molds and injection molding cost or plastic injection molding process, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injection_moulding , you will solve your issues there.

plastic molding manufacturing

Plastic Molding Manufacturing

Plastic molding manufacturing is a kind of exacter processing for the mold proformation,This is the most important step during mold processing, There are many kinds of plastic items in our daily life, all those plastic items are made from plastic mold, so the mold processing is very important. This decided product quality, too.

Production processing are : Choose material , choose mold base , and any other detailed processing, all those processing are steps for making mold , then to finish the mold much better . To make the injection mold with good quality, this also make great help for product production, so people should know this will be very important. In order to guarantee mold quality, we also need do improvement on the mold , the mold after improvement will be more efficient than the mold without improvement , so it’s good to choose the mold improvement. Nowadays, mold manufacturer China is becoming more and more, this means it’s necessary to manufacture the mold,During injection molding processing, should pay attention to other related remarks, then can finish the job better.

Describes the technical innovation in plastic molding manufacturing

1, the mold processing technology recently have great innovation, using many new technologies. Injection molding processing using new alloy called cobalt chromium MP1, designed for the rapid prototyping (RP) device with metal direct laser sintering (DMLS) technology and development. The cobalt chromium alloy is shown to have high strength, high temperature resistance and corrosion resistance properties of advantage. To improve the mold use time and durability, and improve the quality of.

EDM equipment typically use the 2, mold manufacture (EDM) for welding is relatively common, and wire cutting for use in the manufacture of mould in rapid prototyping are on the rise. Cutting to cut out the cavity, like fine parts insert that is used to process DMLS process. This method for mold manufacturing greatly reduced the amount of time, can be in equal time increased production. Reduce manual pay.

Die processing considerations:Plastic Mould

1, process planning, with concise expression, processing the content as far as possible numerical expression;

2, the key and difficult point of machining process should be emphasized;

3, need to combine processing, process clearly;

4, insert the need for separate processing, pay attention to process the machining accuracy requirements specify;

A combination of 5, after processing, insert part to be processed separately, the combination of processing when the installation process separate processing benchmark requirements;

Spring 6, plastic mold processing is the most easily damaged, so to choose die spring long fatigue life.

Injection Molding Machine

Injection Molding Machine

Do you have any idea about the auto loader manufacturer? Basically it is used in the injection mould machine. To know more you have to search on the topic over the internet. Moulding machines spare energy and produces less sound as well as giving high execution. Auto Loader makers are utilized for stacking of crude materials or plastic sap into the machines. Auto loaders make the work more straightforward via immediately stacking the segments into the mould machine.

How the auto loader fits into the moulding machine

Auto Loader is the most fundamental thing that is used in plastic shaping machine. There are numerous Auto Loader producers for this supporting part of the injection mould machine. It has an enormous market demand because of the differing purposes. It might be utilized for stacking of crude materials or plastic gum into the machines. So it can work resourcefully on Read more

Plastic Injection Mold China

Plastic Injection Molding China

Presently we are more adjusted to the use of the plastic products, plastic molds, plastic molding parts, These plastics are accessible at diverse sizes and shapes and distinctive thickness dependent upon the requisitions utilized. These requisitions incorporate transportation, space, home needs, developments, hardware parts, bundling, composition materials and electrical parts and so forth. These plastic materials are made by injection mold process and blow embellishment process. There are numerous organizations as an infusion trim machine supplier to give machines and extras for the plastic material assembling. How is the auto loader manufacturer characterizing his machines? The infusion machines in today’s business sector are propelled forms which incorporates auto loader machines. Read more