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Haitian builds system for Renault's new China auto assembly plant


April 24, 2015 11:10 am ET

A late-comer to the world's largest auto market, French carmaker Renault SA is currently building its first factory in China.

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Court approves Bekum's European reorganization


April 23, 2015 5:04 pm ET

Blow molding machinery maker Bekum Maschinenfabriken GmbH has announced it received court approval for the reorganization plan it proposed in September.

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3-D printing firm MakerBot closing retail shops, cutting jobs


April 23, 2015 10:33 am ET

The 3-D printing pioneer MakerBot is downsizing.

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Engel, VW working on joint research into high volume composites in auto


April 23, 2015 9:40 am ET

Engel, the Austria-based manufacturer of injection molding machines, is building one of its largest machines for a research center looking into integrating composites into high volume auto production.

Billion shows molding cells


April 22, 2015 9:23 am ET

At NPE 2015, French injection press builder Billion SAS showed fully automated multishot molding of two hollow bodies fitted with a TPE seal and four metal inserts, an automotive mart on an all-electric Select press with 200 tons of clamping force.

Maruka shows both Toyo and FCS press capabilities at NPE


April 22, 2015 9:13 am ET

Maruka USA ran parts on Toyo and FCS brand injection molding machines at NPE 2015 — the first time both types of machines were displayed in same booth together during a major industry trade show.

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3-D printing makes splash at NPE


April 21, 2015 1:10 pm ET

Advocates for additive manufacturing populated a dedicated NPE 2015 3-D pavilion and showed the technology at numerous other exhibits during the March 23-27 show in Orlando. In addition, NPE conference sessions highlighted the quickly growing market ...

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Apex buys Desco Equipment Corp.


April 21, 2015 12:03 pm ET

Two printing machinery companies have combined their businesses.

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Sidel, BMS reach agreement on spindle patent case


April 20, 2015 1:24 pm ET

Sidel Group and Blow Mold Services LLC have reached an agreement in Sidel's patent infringement lawsuit against BMS involving the spindle chain on a blow molding machine. Both sides are putting their own spin on the spindle story.

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Automation at center stage for NPE


April 20, 2015 2:45 pm ET

Robots are finding a more definitive role in the automation of manufacturing — and those who know expect quite a few more robots will join the workforce in the coming years.

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