Milacron Inc. is making news in nanotechnology and all-electric injection molding machines.
The Cincinnati-based equipment firm said the University of Dayton's Research Institute is conducting trials on nanocomposites using coinjection molding on a Milacron Powerline NT machine with 440 tons of clamping force.
Milacron said the Powerline NT press provides the precision and repeatability needed to mold costly nanocomposites.
“With the cost of carbon nanomaterials exceeding $100 a pound, it's a foregone conclusion that the precision of all-electric injection machine technology must be employed,” said consultant Barr Klaus, president of Electric Injection Services in Cincinnati.
Milacron also announced it added two smaller sizes to its line of Roboshot S2000i-B series of all-electric presses: now in clamping forces of 17 and 33 tons. The firm introduced the S2000i-B series about a year ago, at NPE 2006. The company also said it has added new sizes of injection units to the machines.
The Roboshot S2000-B 55-ton press now is available with a 2.54-ounce injection unit, the 275-ton press has a 21.3-ounce injection unit and the largest press in the series, a 330-tonner, has a 35.2-ounce unit.
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