FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY (Jan. 11, 3:50 p.m. ET) — When it comes to the debate about which drive technology is better, electric or hydraulic, the answer is clear to KraussMaffei Group’s technology vice president, Karlheinz Bourdon: Hybrid designs, which combine features of both technologies, will win out.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.