Process Controls & Software


Mucell adds polypropylene parts to its potential resin applications

March 30, 2015 11:59 am ET

Structural polypropylene applications are now candidates for the use of Mucell microcellular foaming technology.

Progressive's AST Technology takes mold monitoring to the cloud

March 25, 2015 9:27 am ET

AST Technology's CVe Live software monitors an injection molding machine and stores the information in the cloud so molders and OEMs can access the data from anywhere — even from a booth in the Orange County Convention Center's West Hall.

X-Rite helps everyone in the supply chain get the color right

March 25, 2015 6:00 am ET

When the color needs to be right, X-Rite Inc.'s equipment helps everyone in the supply chain to see colors the same way, the company says.


Firms showing off new identity at NPE

March 9, 2015 4:15 pm ET

Two longtime NPE exhibitors, NDC Infrared Engineering and Beta LaserMike, will be promoting their new identity at their booths while also cross-promoting each other at NPE 2015.


Auxiliary equipment gets its own version of a FitBit to track wear and tear

March 6, 2015 1:19 pm ET

You wear a wrist band to check your fitness level, or a smartphone to make sure you locked the door when you leave for vacation. Well, Conrad Bessemer is putting sensors on Novatec Inc.'s auxiliary equipment — “wearables” for...


Expect to see Baxter's 'face' in more plants this year

January 16, 2015 12:32 pm ET

Expect many more Baxters working on the manufacturing floor this year.


Nordic Sensors enters market for small production extruders

December 3, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Equipment distributor and manufacturer Nordic Sensors Industrial Inc. has entered the small-production extruder market.


3D Systems buying Cimatron

November 24, 2014 1:46 pm ET

3D Systems Corp. is buying Cimatron Ltd., an Israel-based company that makes integrated computer-assisted design and manufacturing software, for $97 million.


Inspection system eyes carbon fiber automotive production

November 19, 2014 9:00 am ET

Pixargus GmbH, the company that created GoalControl, a 14-camera inspection system used to detect if a ball crossed the goal line at the World Cup this year, is showing a similar system to inspect carbon fiber fabrics used to make car body panels.


Virtual molding for first-shot success

November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

In the quest for faster cycle times and better parts, 3-D technology that tests the performance of a mold configuration before it is built is helping some medical molders get the process right the first time.

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