The computer age, convenience and the global market will collide at NPE 2000 in a host of booths from tooling and mold-component exhibitors. Several manufacturers will show off the latest in computer-based controllers and interfaces for mold production, while others will display innovative products that make tooling work easier or faster.
A litany of overseas toolmakers from Portugal, Taiwan and other countries also will be represented.
The following companies are among those with mold products or services on display at NPE 2000.
R.J. Abramo Associates Inc. (Booth N6740): Dual-manifold system for injection blow molding and systems for injection blow and injection stretch blow molding.
Alpha Mold LLC (Booth N9136): Injection mold tools, including Thixomolding molds, multishot and thin-wall molds, and casters for aluminum tooling from Tooling Technology LLC.
American MSI Corp. (Booth N5779): New enterprise solution, MSI Cell-Net, interconnecting each device on a complete manufacturing cell and linked on the Internet.
Armoloy Corp. (Booth E10410): XADC-Armoloy coatings for mold steel, preventing extreme wear and abrasion on filled materials.
Athena Controls Inc. (Booth S4026): New hot-runner controllers, temperature controller with network communications and dual-voltage hot-runner control system.
Beaumont Runner Technologies Inc. (Booth E12711): 3-D flow simulation software designed for balancing runners in injection molds and MeltFlipper designs for runner balancing.
Blow Mold Tooling Inc. (Booth S107): Tooling and product samples for injection blow molds and PET bottle preform molds.
Brush Wellman Inc. (Booth E11828): New MoldMax XL, a unique copper-nickel-tin alloy mold material designed for high strength and thermal conductivity, and MoldMax copper-beryllium alloy products.
Caco Pacific Corp. (Booth N6586): Bolt-on hot-runner systems offering a variety of gating techniques, and interactive process manager for hot-runner temperature control and mold monitoring.
Cadi Co. Inc. (Booth N9207): High-conductivity coppers for molds.
CAE Services Corp. (Booth N5010): Demonstration of turnkey plastics engineering services for conceptual part design, mold analysis, mold construction and sampling.
Comet Tool Co. Inc. (Booth E11919): Product display from full-house injection toolmaker and custom molder.
Compact Mould Ltd. (Booth N8218): Tooling and product samples for blow molds.
Crucible Service Centers (Booth N5310): New high-toughness, wear-resistant grade of tool steel especially suited for screws.
D-M-E Co. (Booth S1149): New internal latch lock, master unit die hot-runner system, SSH self-contained temperature controller and pressure sensors with extended leads.
Duro-Chrome Industries Inc. (Booth E14646): Duro-Tuff mold coating for corrosion and wear resistance in injection molding and extrusion.
Dynamic Engineering Inc./Dyna-Plast Inc. (Booths E11730, E11731): Dyna-Plast's powder injection mold technology. From Dynamic Engineering, innovative design and rapid delivery of development molds and molded parts.
Dynamic Tool & Design Inc. (Booth E14741): Samples of cavities and products for close-tolerance, multicavity injection molds.
Dynisco Inc. (Booth S2768): Dynamic Feed technology controlling resin flow to each cavity, customized hot-runner systems, new tip-heater product line, cavity pressure controller.
Easton Precision Industries Corp. (Booth S4053): Plastic injection mold design and technology from Taiwanese toolmaker.
Edro Engineering Inc. (Booth N8366): RoyAlloy steels, in diameters from 1-12 inches.
Edward D. Segen & Co. LLC (Booth N9136): Thermoform tools, machine accessories and proprietary trim press.
Efemoldes — Estudo Fabricacao Ensaio de Moldes Lda. (Booth E12317): Injection molds and part samples from Portuguese toolmaker.
Ewikon Hotrunner Systems of America Inc. (Booth N5054): Inline valve gate nozzle, slim-line externally heated nozzle and new 90-degree edge-gate externally heated nozzles.
FGL Precision Works Ltd. (Booth N6585): HDPE Dura-Base composite mat system weighing 1,100 pounds.
Foboha GmbH Formenbau (Booth E10308): Multicolor/ multicomponent molds and patented mold-changing and mold-turning system.
Freeman Co. (Booth N7442): Full range of thermoform tooling for thin-gauge materials.
Geco Lda. (Booth E11817): Samples from Portuguese mold maker and service company.
Hallink Moulds Ltd. (Booth E11160): Precision design and manufacturing display of stretch blow molds for the PET bottle industry.
Helomoldes — Technologia de Moldes e Plasticos Lda. (Booth E13440): Online mold management system.
Herzog USA Inc. (Booth N6572): New injector pins for water injection molding process.
Hilma Division of Carr Lane Roemheld Manufacturing Inc. (Booth E11935): Top- and side-loaded quick-mold-change systems.
Ideal Molde — Industria de Moldes e Plasticos Lda. (Booth E12317): Sample of mold products from Portuguese toolmaker.
Incoe Corp. (Booth N6426): New Direct-Flo hot-runner systems, expanded line of standard manifolds and new release of gate sequence control systems.
International Mold Steel Inc. (Booth N7050): Porcerax II self-venting mold steel and DC-53 high-hardness, high-toughness mold steel.
Jaewoo Precision Mould Co. Ltd. (Booth E14147): Injection and injection blow molds from South Korean toolmaker.
JPI Technologies Inc. (Booth N7558): One of world's smallest hot-runner systems from Heitec, using a flat-nozzle concept with a miniature hot-tip nozzle.
Locking Cylinder Technologies Inc. (Booth S141): Core locking/pulling cylinders with high-force pre-load design, and clamping and docking system for quick mold changes.
Manner International LP (Booth N8558): Hot-runner systems, valve nozzles, heating elements, temperature controls and molds for thin-wall and high-speed parts.
Mar-Lee Cos. (Booth N9212): MuCell injection molding technology, integrated molding systems and mold-building innovations from company's new technology center.
Mold Base Industries Inc. (Booth S810): Machining services for special custom mold bases.
Mold Craft Inc. (Booth E11917): Precision mold-building samples for plastic parts.
Molde Matos SA (Booth S4256): Molds and parts from Portuguese toolmaker.
Mold-Masters Ltd. (Booth N5426): New global business model announcement, and expanded line of metal injection molded Dura hot-runner systems.
Moldsupply Australia (Booth E13049): Australian-made mold components.
Moliporex (Moldes Portugueses Import Export) Lda. (Booth E10048): Tooling for gas-assist injection molding and other molds for industrial products from Portuguese toolmaker.
Moulds International & Design Group (Booth S133): Product design offerings and introduction of new in-house mold shop.
OAR Moldworks (Booth S4257): Two-color plastic injection molds, insert molds and rapid prototypes.
Omni Mold Systems LP (Booth N5770): Versa-Lifters easy-to-assemble A-10 steel with guidance system and hot halves married to Omni frames.
Orycon Control Technology Inc. (Booth S4142): Hot-runner systems and related miniature cluster nozzles, controllers with fuzzy logic and computer controller interfaces.
PCS Co. (Booth N7562): Interchangeable plates for mold bases,
new mold-plating system and special services for pins, sleeves, blades and cores.
Performance Alloys & Services Inc. (Booth N7408): Performance sprue bushings for abrasive resin applications and beryllium-free copper alloys.
Planimolde — Fabrico e Comercio de Moldes SA (Booth E12317): Mold products and parts from Portuguese toolmaker.
Plastic Engineering & Technical Services Inc. (Booth N6775): Hot-runner temperature controller in Windows NT, with the ability to transmit from a laptop computer.
Polyshot Corp. (Booth S137): Complete manifold system, flexible multitip system, heat sprue bushings and edge-gate nozzles with an interface to manifolds.
Precision Fasteners Inc. (Booth E12718): New ENSAT-SBI self-tapping threaded inserts for aluminum, alloys, thermosets and thermoplastics.
Precision Mold Base Corp. (Booth S1250): Improved stainless-steel mold bases.
Precision Optical Manufacturing (Booth E14538): Direct metal deposition, CoolMold thermal control and direct metal prototype manufacturing techniques.
Prestige Mold Inc. (Booth N8734): Full spectrum of products in injection molds.
Profine Moulds Inc. (Booth E11747): Display of mold parts and product samples in injection molds.
Progressive Components Corp. (Booths S308, N7514, E11710): Modular mold components, standardized inserts and frames, and hot-runner system innovations for the plastics tooling industry.
Project Design Services Inc. (Booth E12714): On-site quoting for tooling and design services.
Pultool Inc. Division of Bales Mold Service Inc. (Booth E12162): NiHard autocatalytic coating for plastic injection molds, combining cobalt with electroless nickel.
R&D Tool and Engineering Group (Booth E10335): New short-gate, hot-runner tip technology to produce PET preforms with shorter, cleaner gate vestiges.
Remak North America (Booth S1224): Robotic systems, handling equipment for inserts, temperature controls and chillers.
Round Mate Systems (Booth N5645): Round Mate, Pro/Engineer, Makino and Dynisco HotRunners collaborate to build a different mold and mold parts each day at various NPE locations using time-compressing technology tagged RUSH — rapid use of shop hours.
Royal Diversified Products Inc. (Booth E10620): Computer-aided-design library of Royal pins on CD-ROM, including 0.001-inch diameter core pin drawings not available elsewhere.
Ryka Blow Molds Ltd. (Booth N9304): New testing and research and development center for prototyping and sampling, and blow molds for PET and high density polyethylene packaging applications.
A. Silva, Godinho & Ca. Lda. (Booth N8324): Injection mold samples from Portuguese toolmaker.
Simoldes Aoos Lda. (Booth E12317): Injection molds and parts from one of Portugal's largest tooling and molding companies.
Snider Mold Co. Inc. (Booth E10720): Samples of large injection molds for the global automotive, seating, materials-handling and recreation markets.
StackTeck Systems Inc. (Booths S157): Injection and general-service molds for thin-wall packaging, medical devices, caps and closures, and consumer products.
Superior Die Set Corp. (Booth S1488): Cloz-It ejector housing covers that eliminate pinch points and debris in ejector housings.
Tecnomagnete Inc. (Booth S116): Permanent electromagnetic system for quick mold changes on injection molding machines.
Thermodyne HotRunner Systems (Booth E11430): Hot-runner systems with innovative design features, and two-stage PET preform molds ranging from 16-48 cavities.
TPS Inc. (Booth N5974): Aluminum multiframe channels, aluminum pin bar for clamp frames and syntactic foam epoxy.
Tradesco Mold Ltd. (Booths S157, E13116): New three-level stack mold and quick-product-change systems.
TransAsia International Resources Ltd. (Booth N9363): Plastic injection and extrusion molds and precision air grinders from Taiwanese toolmaker.
TTK-Kunststoff-Technologie GmbH (Booth N8109): Toolless plastic production systems and technology.
Tung Kong Machinery Moulding Factory (Booth N6589): Gas-assist injection molding samples from Hong Kong-based toolmaker.
Unique Mould Makers Ltd. (Booth S157): Caps and closures molds emphasizing stack designs and unscrewing systems.
Wentworth Mold Inc. (Booth E11813): Display of blow, thermoform and injection molds and molding products.
Zeiger Industries (Booth N5308): Full line of hardened tool-steel screws and Mallard Zpringlok spring-actuated valve.