CHICAGO (April 27, 4 p.m. EDT) — Toolmakers anxious to improve their products and their bottom line will have access to companies touting better materials for mold bases and enhanced finishing processes.
Molders, meanwhile, also will have a chance to learn more about how mold makers can help them improve their process flow by using the latest in hot-runner systems and high technology sensors.
Accusonics Inc. (Booth E11028): Plastic assembly tooling for ultrasonic, vibration, spin and heat-stake welding and repair of ultrasonic welders.
Alba Enterprises Inc. (Booth N4003): Thermoplay hot-runner systems, Vega hydraulic cylinders and mold components.
Alpase Inc. (Booth S862): Introduction of the M-5 aluminum mold plate, which is a 5,000 series aluminum alloy version of the company's M-1 aluminum mold plate.
American Rotary Tools Co. (Booth N4636): Debut of the ATU-07 Turbo Lapper for improved mold finishing.
Bales Mold Service Inc. (Booth E10146): Nibore coating for mold polishing and plating.
Brush Wellman Inc. (Booth E9310): Introduction of Moldmax V2, a copper-nickel-silicon-chrome alloy.
CAE Services Corp. (Booth S1335): The Mold-Vac 20,000, which is twice as fast as the Mold-Vac 10,000 and is designed for fast-fill applications.
COMEP (Booth N8421): Tools for blow molders, with the French company making its first appearance at a U.S. event.
Craftsman Tool & Mold Co. (Booth E11150): Custom mold bases and large surface grinding and gun drilling.
CUMSA (Booth E10226): New lifter blocks for molds, double date stamps with new dimensions and smaller diameters and lifters with insert-cooling slide sets.
DMS (Booth E10546): Introduction of new hydraulic unscrewing devices and new, heavy-duty gating inserts for up to 35-ounce shot weights.
DP Technology (Booth E11029): Esprit Mold featuring an automated high-speed three-axis and five-axis computer-aided- manufacturing system for optimized tool paths.
EcoMold Products LLC (Booth N4987): Copper alloy material for molds.
Edro Engineering and Specialty Steels Inc. (Booth N4461): Improvement of 4130 holder block steel and custom mold bases.
ERMO North America Inc. (Booth N5889): Lightweight and multicomponent products by the French mold designer and manufacturer.
Esterle Mold and Machine Co. Inc. (Booth E9361): Tools for injection molders.
Extreme Tool and Engineering (Booth E11052): New automated and high-speed machining centers for injection mold tooling.
FGH Systems Inc. (Booth S1309): Extrusion blow mold tooling.
5D Industrial SA de CV (Booth E11351): Injection mold tools design and development.
Foboha GmbH (Booth S132): North American introduction of the Twin Cube System for mold engineering.
Franchino Mold and Engineering Co. (Booth E11143): Tools for injection molding.
Gammaflux LP (Booth S2932): Introduction of the LEC two-zone hot-runner controller, a new algorithm for low-mass hot-runner nozzles and new ability to control temperatures.
Greiner Extrusion US Inc. (Booth S791): Tooling for extrusion processes.
Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc. (Booth N4465): Introduction of the Micro-Mini II for extrusion tooling. The system is a more compact version of the Micro-Mini, available for crossheads within 0.005 to 0.1 inch. It also is smaller in size than the Micro-Mini, measuring 2.36 inches by 2.36 inches. It is specially designed for the manufacturers of medical tubing, wire and cable, electronics and other specialty applications. Guill also will show the new MicroFlow spiral crosshead, designed for use in ultralow volume for multilayer thin-wall tubing and Syncroflow, which is used in producing tools for advanced multilayer parts of rubber and plastics.
Gunther Hot Runner Systems Inc. (Booth S1391): Valve gating systems for automotive lens applications and newly designed edge gate nozzles for medical applications.
HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co. KG (Booth N5196): A new heat insulating plate for injection mold tools available in mold sizes from about 7.7 inches by 7.7 inches to 15.6 inches by 19.5 inches. The plates offer advantages in hot-runner systems and heated mold tools for magnetic clamping, better handling in clean room environments and improved damage resistance.
Heartland Mold & Tool Inc. (Booth E11149): Custom extrusion blow mold tooling.
Hekuma GmbH (Booth S577): Thermoforming molds.
Hommer Tool & Manufacturing Inc. (Booth E10614): Custom mold-ready components.
HRSFlow (Booth N6343): New developments in hot-runner systems including the Plus Nozzle, which improves energy savings by up to 30 percent; the Screwed Nozzle, which screws directly into the manifold so there is no contact between the mold and the nozzle's cap; the Undervacuum Nozzle, which allows no air into the cavity to improve filling and increase mold life; and rectangular-valve gating, which can inject in ribs of less than 1.5 millimeters.
Incoe Corp. (Booth N5526): Improvements to the DF Gold series hot-runner systems, edge-gate nozzles, back-to-back valve-gate systems, micro multitip nozzle, multipin valve-gate nozzle and other hot-runner systems and controls.
Irwin Research & Development (Booth N9801): Tooling for thermoformers.
Ivanhoe Tool & Die Co. Inc. (Booth E9031): Precision multicavity injection mold tooling with specialties in stack molds, multimaterial, automatic unscrewing, in-mold closing of flip-top closures and collapsible cores.
JS Die & Mold Inc. (Booth E11049): Design and production of injection mold tooling.
Marbach Werkzeugbau GmbH (Booth E9716): Introduction of a four-motion plug assist and in-mold labeling systems for thermoform tooling.
Mastip Technology Ltd. (Booth E10710): Debut of a new line of valve-gate nozzles and cylinders.
Matrix Tooling Inc. and Matrix Plastic Products (Booth E11252): Addition of a Class 100,000 clean room for molding and assembly for the medical device market.
Melt Design Inc. (Booth N5946): North American introduction of complete hot-runner systems and hot-runner nozzles and components.
Mid-America Machining Inc. (Booth E9458): Total packages for blow mold tooling.
Mold Base Industries Inc. (Booth N6136): Custom mold bases.
Mold Craft Inc. (Booth E10703): Injection mold tooling.
Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc. (Booth E9714): Hot-runner systems.
Mold-Masters Ltd. (Booth N5133): Introduction of the melt disk flex series in hot-runner system temperature controllers.
Molde Matos SA (Booth S3110): Toolmaking and injection molding in Portugal.
Moldexport (Booth N4485): Injection mold tooling for car doors with integrated speakers and molds for sheet molding compound processing.
Molds and Moulds Inc. (Booth S1180): Prototype and production molds for coinjection and structural foam molding.
PCS Co. (Booth N6317): Introduction of the Eleda I-met in-mold traceability and tunnel gates.
Plastikos Inc. (Booth E11048): Design and production of injection mold tools.
Polyshot Corp. (Booth S991): New single-nozzle valve-gate system, multidrop manifold valve- gate system and pneumatic valve- gate controllers.
PowerTech Components Inc. (Booth E11246): Titan connections and 25-pin connectors for pre-wired hot-runner wiring systems.
Precision Metalsmiths Inc. (Booth N5996): Investment casting to convert injection mold dies to use in metal molding.
Precision Mold Base Corp. (Booth N4430): Custom mold bases.
Precision Punch Corp. (Booth S319): Standard and custom tool, die and mold components.
Prim Technology LLC (Booth E10822): Injection mold tooling.
Profine Molds (Booth E9252): Debut of the proRunner system, with a hot-runner technology featuring a front-mounted nozzle design.
Progressive Components (Booths N4644, N4744): Expansion of friction-free products, mold maintenance software and blow mold tooling line.
Pyramid Mold & Tool (Booth N5481): Injection molding tools.
R&D Tool and Engineering (Booth E10725): Introduction of the genesis line of hot-runner systems for injection blow molding applications and quick-change mold cavities for injection blow molding.
RJ Abramo Associates Inc. (Booths S246, N6126): Tooling management and integration services for new product launches.
Ritemp Technologies Pty. Ltd. (Booth N4898): North American introduction of new technology to cool molds.
Royal Diversified Products (Booth E10211): Standard and special ejector pins and core pins.
Selflube (Booths N5786, E9318): Mold and die components.
Skyreach Group Inc. (Booth E9436): Tooling for PVC profile extrusion made specifically to the North American standard.
Superior Die Set Corp. (Booths S538, E10111): Introducing Exa-flow tunnel gates along with mold bases, mold plates, quick-insert tooling and mold base components and accessories.
Swiss Steel International N.A. (Booth S825): Tooling and mold- making components.
Technojet Machinery Corp.: (Booth N4022): Debut of the gear- activated valve-gate system for Heitec hot-runner systems.
Technoplast International Inc. (Booth N4793): Extrusion tooling for window profiles.
Tecnomagnete Inc. (Booth S116): Electromagnetic quick mold-change systems.
Thermostampi Srl (Booth E10956): Molds and tools for thermoforming from Italy.
Theysohn Vinyl Extrusion Technologies Inc. (Booth E9946): Tooling for PVC extrusion.
TomKen Tool & Engineering Inc. (Booth N4652): Design, production and validation of tools for injection molding.
Yudo Inc. (Booth N7907): Hot-runner systems with new nozzles and temperature controllers.