Therma-flo characterizes injection moldability of polymer melts

Published: February 29, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Product News

Beaumont Technologies Inc. of Erie, Pa., will show two new products at the upcoming NPE 2012 in Orlando:

• The Thermo-flo in-mold rheometer is a next-generation method for characterizing the injection moldability of a polymer melt. Therma-flo duplicates both the hydrodynamic and thermodynamic conditions of the molding process by injecting a melt through a cooled mold channel, using an injection press. Polymer melt is injected through both circular and slit-flow channels that have a variety of cross-sectional sizes, and the temperature of each channel is controlled to a designed condition, where flow rates, melt and channel temperatures replicate those found in a mold during normal injection molding processes.

Nexeo Solutions LLC is using Thermo-flo for its new Scientific Material Selection service.

• A new ISO 294/ASTM integrated molding cell for making test specimens. The environmentally controlled cell uses Beaumont’s modular test mold, that can be changed quickly.

• The fourth-generation 5Step software, for mold filling and part diagnostics, with additional functions.

The company also announced Autodesk Inc. recently recruited Beaumont Technologies to be an official Moldflow training consultant. And Beaumont will hold additional training sessions at its Erie headquarters. The seminars will focus on learning fundamental principles of plastic flow, rheology, troubleshooting and the design of parts and runner systems.

Tel. 814-899-6390, email aseib@beaumontinc.com.


Comments

Therma-flo characterizes injection moldability of polymer melts

Published: February 29, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

PolyOne says its TPE won't irritate skin in wearable electronics

September 12, 2014 10:58 am ET

PolyOne Corp.'s GLS thermoplastic elastomers unit says its Versaflex CE 3620 compounds have met all ISO 10993-10:2010 testing requirements with no...    More

Image

Beaumont battles technology theft from China

September 10, 2014 2:21 pm ET

John Beaumont, who runs a small company in Erie, Pa., making a product for injection molds called the MeltFlipper, is facing a website in China that...    More

Image

Orenda says new pulverizer improves efficiency through cooling

September 10, 2014 1:41 pm ET

Orenda Automation Technologies Inc. will unveil a new pulverizer with new cooling technology at the Rotoplas conference for rotational molders, Oct....    More

Image

Arburg to show LSR, powder injection molding at Taipei Plas

September 10, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Arburg GmbH + Co. KG will show specialty injection molding machines at the Taipei Plas 2014 show in Taiwan Sep. 26-30, for liquid silicone rubber and ...    More

Engel sets molder certification classes

September 10, 2014 1:32 pm ET

Engel Machinery Inc. in York, Pa., will hold Scientific Molder 1 Certification Sept. 22-27, with more than 20 hours of hands-on machine time and an eq...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events