Tag: molding

  • ICON sees 20 percent production boost and 40 percent cost reduction through Formic robotics

    ICON sees 20 percent production boost and 40 percent cost reduction through Formic robotics

    Formic, a provider of automation across American manufacturing, says its automation partnership with ICON Injection Molding, which involved the deployment of Formic’s Tend solution, has been “successful”. Arizona-based ICON Injection Molding, which produces plastic parts for laboratory use and defense equipment for clients like Axon, recognized the need to automate but was unable to overcome…

  • Machine Vision: Pick and place with FLIR thermal imaging cameras

    Machine Vision: Pick and place with FLIR thermal imaging cameras

    Machine vision inspections using visual cameras can occasionally cause recognition problems if the product and background have too little color contrast. In such cases, thermal imaging cameras can be a practical solution – especially if the product has a different temperature than the transport medium. In many cases such temperature differences are caused by the…

  • Plastic Injection Molding Machines: Types and Benefits

    Plastic Injection Molding Machines: Types and Benefits

    Injection molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts from both thermoplastic and thermoset materials. Injection molding machines are used to inject molten plastic into a mold cavity, where it cools and hardens to the shape of the cavity. There are many different types of injection molding machines, each with its own set of benefits.…

  • Different Injection Mold Machines and What They’re Used For

    Different Injection Mold Machines and What They’re Used For

    Manufacturing plastic products requires the use of injection molding machines. These come in a variety of sizes and types, each of which is designed for specific applications. In this article, we will take a look at some of the more popular types of injection mold machines and what they’re used for. Injection molding machines are…

  • How Robotics Work in the Plastic Injection Molding Industry

    How Robotics Work in the Plastic Injection Molding Industry

    Driven by the never-ending increasing demand for more flexible solutions, industrial robots are extensively used in today’s plastics industry in all areas of the production process, including injection molding related operations. Industrial robots can be used to automate the injection molding process by using a pick-and-place robot to load plastic parts into the machine or…

  • New Universal Robots interface enables ‘fast’ implementation of injection molding applications

    New Universal Robots interface enables ‘fast’ implementation of injection molding applications

    Universal Robots has launched a new interface which it says enables faster implementation of injection molding applications. With the Injection Molding Machine Interface (IMMI), Universal Robots says it has launched a “user-friendly and quick solution” for plastics manufacturers to integrate Universal Robots with injection molding machines. Plastics manufacturers are increasingly turning to collaborative robots to…

  • Kuka shows off its robots working in microelectronics

    Kuka shows off its robots working in microelectronics

    Electronics is a fast-growing market for industrial robots, and Kuka has been showing off some of its success in the sector.  In one example the company highlighted recently, a total of 25 Kuka robots are in operation at Possehl Electronics in Niefern, Germany. There, they manufacture complex timing cases for electric power steering systems for cars. At…

  • Quantum Plastics invests $2m in new robot and manufacturing system

    Quantum Plastics invests $2m in new robot and manufacturing system

    New presses and robot systems are replacing ageing machines at the Quantum Plastics, River Bend Industries Division in Victor, Iowa, US. Quantum Plastics recently added two new Absolute Haitian injection molding machines and two new Yushin automation robots to its manufacturing floor. The new equipment aligns with Quantum Plastics’ environmental initiative and uses the latest technology…

  • Kuka lightweight robot combines injection molding with additive manufacturing

    Kuka lightweight robot combines injection molding with additive manufacturing

    In the age of Industry 4.0, “smart factories” are developing at an unprecedented rate. Nowadays, automated, networked and variable production lines are in high demand as companies aim to respond quickly and flexibly to ever shorter product life cycles. At the same time, the issue of how to incorporate individual customer requirements into industrial series…