Toolmakers wanting to cut their own production costs and aid their customers in cutting cycle time can see more about everything from new hot-runner systems for thin-wall technology to ways to speed part cooling in the mold.
There are improvements in ejecting finished parts and new ways to fill the cavity.
Molders and mold makers can also look into new mold bases and components designed to work with new bio-based resin blends or stand up to greater wear and tear.
Ace Mold Co. Ltd. (Booth N60127): Hot runners, mold steel and mold making from Hong Kong-based company.
AdvalTech Group AWM/AdvalTech Foboha (Booth S8056): Toolmaking, hot runners and mold steel.
American Rotary Tools Co. (Booth N81036): Mold-making and -polishing equipment, supplies and high-speed machining spindles.
Angle Pattern & Mold Corp. (Booth S17086): Thermoform tooling and product development, thermoform sampling and blow mold tooling, jig grinding and inspection services.
Beaumont Technologies Inc. (Booth W131011): New release of iMarc systems for in-mold, adjustable control; mold-filling simulation services, new training services and 3.0 version of Five Step Process Systematic Mold Balance Analysis software. In addition, knowledge center at booth will allow attendees to bring parts and runners for review or ask questions on various molding problems.
Bohler-Uddeholm Corp. (Booth W110048): Tool steel and mold materials; introduction of Uddeholm Ramax LH free machining stainless-steel holder for mold-base market; Bohler M303 Extra, a stainless martensitic chromium steel.
Brown Plastics Machinery LLC (Booth S46044): Thermoforming equipment, tooling and related services; die remanufacturing.
Brush Wellman Inc. (Booth W130032): Introduction of MoldMax V Tube with copper-based alloys for injection and blow molds, designed to reduce material scrap, machining time. MoldMax V available in tube diameters up to 7 inches with wall thickness as low as 0.2 inch. Also, new family of MoldMax alloys for injection and blow molding with improved hardness and thermal conductivity over P20 tool steel.
Canon Virginia Inc. (Booth S32061): Mold steel, hot runners and mold making.
Canterbury Engineering Co. Inc. (Booth S54041): Design and manufacture of screws, barrels, breaker plates, clamps, tips, dies, flanges and cross heads and rebuilding, modification and repair of screws and barrels.
Contact Rubber Inc. (Booth S56058): New cast cover puller belts, new rubber compound for all belt pullers, replacement flat and profiled cleats, pads, rollers and parts for extrusion.
Custom Downstream Systems Inc. – CDS (Booth S32078): Premiere of medical line of downstream extrusion equipment consisting of vacuum tank, combination puller/cutter and takeaway conveyor.
D-M-E Co. (Booth W103000): Demonstrate Quick Strip, first developed by German mold maker Deva Kunststoff-Technik GmbH, to eliminate need for ejector plates and pins by instead lifting finished parts from mold cavity rather than pushing them with pins. Can reduce mold-production costs by 50 percent. Introduce Turbulent Flow plastic baffles to speed mold cooling and reduce cycle time through proprietary design using glass-reinforced polyphthalamide baffles inside mold to improve heat transfer and reduce cooling and cycle times. Advancements on Eco-Smart products for use with bio-resins, including polylactic acid. Upgrades to Stellar 4000 micromolding product line. Display Internal Latch Locks for improving part ejection.
Dytron Corp. (Booth W102009): Micro-laser welding wire and supplies.
Ewikon Molding Technologies Inc. (Booth N58000): Hot-runner systems with electric-drive valve gate, available in three sizes. Can be combined with nozzles for flow-channel diameter of 3-12 millimeters. New gating systems with MH Multi-tip Hot Tip edge gate nozzle for gating small parts in compact, multicavity molds.
Extreme Tool & Engineering Inc. (Booth W105015): Featuring turnkey global product design and development with complete mold validation and process development. Offshore tooling available.
Five Star Tooling Ltd. (Booth W98017): Real-time mold-build reporting on Asian-made injection molds for standard tooling, two-shot and prototypes.
Foboha GmbH (Booth S8056): Production of high-precision molds for injection molding and two-shot molding.
Greiner Extrusion US Inc. (Booth S39088): Extrusion tooling and downstream equipment.
Dongguan Pepture Mold Co. Ltd. (Booth S101042): Design and manufacturing of molds in China.
Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc. (Booth N85030): New micro-concentricity adjustment system for extrusion tooling.
Har Jing Plastic Mold Co. Ltd. (Booth W99021): Two-shot injection molds for packaging, automotive and furniture markets, including design, development and manufacturing in China.
Herzog Injection Technology Inc. (Booth S23028): Shut-off nozzles: powered, mechanical, bolt, elastomers and filter.
Hitop Mold Industrial Co. Ltd. (Booth N58065): Mold-making and molding in China.
Incoe Corp. (Booth N77032): Hot-runner systems, controls.
International Mold Steel (Booth S8060): Introduction of online calculator to compare PX5, P20 and 4140 steel. Also helps provide conservative estimates of total machine savings.
JDL Technical Services (Booth W104009): North American introduction of process optimization software, quality forecasting and process monitoring. The software, developed in Germany in cooperation with universities and companies, can help improve quality, cycle time, energy consumption and material use.
Jomar Corp. (Booth S10031): Molds for injection blow molding.
Kisan Co. Ltd. (Booth N87058): Preform molds for beverage industry, made in South Korea for single- and two-shot injection molding.
Lenzkes Clamping Tools Inc. (Booth S23056): Quick-release clamping systems for quick mold changes.
MÃ¤nner-Solutions for Plastics/Otto MÃ¤nner Holding AG (Booth N75052): New MCN MÃ¤nner combination nozzle for hot-runner systems.
Mastip Technology Ltd. (Booth W99017): Hot-runner systems and controllers.
Matrix Tooling Inc. & Matrix Plastic Products (Booth N62125): Three-dimensional designing and manufacturing of injection molds.
MGS Manufacturing Group Inc. (Booth S12110): New line of multishot rotary platens.
Mid-America Machining (Booth S31031): Extrusion blow molds and tooling; mold repair, sampling, design and development.
Minco Tool & Mold Inc. (Booth N60021): Molds and tooling.
Mold Base Industries Inc. (Booth W101008): Profile machining of cavities and cores and mold bases and components.
Mold Craft Inc. (Booth N86046): High-volume multicavity molds with computer numerically controlled machining, CNC sinker and wire electric discharge machining, grinding and polishing with in-house design.
Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc. (Booth S36081): Debut of Rheo-Pro multitip valve-gate hot runners for micro parts; Rheo-Pro SG series multiple side-gate hot runners for long, thin wall parts; and Rheo-Pro CV08 mold-mounted valve-gate sequence controller.
Mold-Masters Ltd. (Booth N77020): Introducing purpose-built hot-runner systems and components for tooling in closure, medical, multimaterial and PET markets.
Molds Unlimited Inc. (Booth N62039): Buying and selling second-hand injection and blow molds, manufacturing new injection and blow molds.
MSI Mold Builders (Booth W106021): Design and manufacturing of steel, aluminum molds for blow and injection molding, reaction injection molding, structural foam, gas-assist and structural web molds.
OMV USA Inc. (Booth N83000): Mold engineering and design.
On-Time Molde Lda. (Booth S56052): Injection molds from Portugal.
Osco Inc. (Booth N62021): Introducing its machine shut-off nozzle, recessed gate tips with 11 options for gate diameters, Mini-Hot Half, smaller SCV-100 valve gates and Hybrid MGN/CVT nozzle for hot runners.
Plastikos Inc. (Booth W102005): Custom design and manufacture of injection molds.
Plastisud (Booth W129038): French mold maker opening sales and service office, Plastisud Americas, in Burlington, Ontario, for faster response in markets for lightweight caps and closures and thin-wall, in-mold labeling of containers and cups.
Power On Mould Co. Ltd. (Booth S16106): Injection mold tooling and parts in China.
Prestige Mold Inc. (Booth N87007): Manufacturing of injection molding tooling.
Progressive Components International Corp. (Booth S12138, W101000): New and updated products, components: Friction Puller, VersaLifter, SRT Slider Retainer, Roller Puller and needle-bearing locks.
Prolink Molds Inc. (Booth W104006): New Hot-Link hot-runner systems and valve-gate technology; manifold technology with turnkey services for product development and engineering.
PSG Plastic Service Group Inc. (Booth S34081): Hot-runner manifolds and controllers.
R&B Plastics Machinery LLC (Booth S20063): New Max Extruder line of single-screw extruders and rapid-prototype molds for blow molding.
R&D/Leverage (Booth S20089): Full product development and mold making with in-house design firm Leverage. Mold making and prototype manufacturing for health-care, home and packaging industries.
Regal Components Inc. (Booth W99008): Mold components, core pins, ejectors, sleeves and blades.
Rival A/S (Booth S4059): New adjustable sizing sleeve with 10 percent adjustment area.
Rocheleau Tool & Die Co. Inc. (Booth S6048): Blow molds and automation equipment for trimming and leak testing.
RÃ¶ders and Kalkman Blow Molds LLC/RÃ¶ders TEC (Booth S16090): Stretch blow molds for PET bottles, blow molds, full design and development for blow molds.
SchÃ¶ttli AG (Booth S1024): Displaying 96-cavity injection mold for production of X-Light screw caps, which company says are 40 percent lighter than standard caps and can be molded in three seconds.
StackTeck Systems Ltd. (Booth S54049): New working relationship with Universal Closures of Tewkesbury, England, lets StackTeck offer different cap designs for standard bottle finishes including tamper-evident caps, flex-spring hinge caps and hinged sports closures. Also, new patent-pending technology for lightweighting injection molded parts, called TRIM, for thin recess injection molding. TRIM allows for thinner walls on polyolefin-based packaging. In addition, advances in company's RiTemp mold-cooling technology lets mold builders make tooling for smaller injection molding machines, while improving cycle time.
Starplast Industries (1967) Ltd. (Booth S56056): Used injection molds.
Technoject Machinery Corp. (Booth N62032): Linear edge-gate nozzles from Heitec and tandem mold locks.
TJ Mould International Co. Ltd. (Booth N71103): Extrusion blow molds and injection molds for caps and closures.
TomKen Tool & Engineering Inc. (Booth N58034): Mold building for vertical and horizontal injection molding.
Triad Precision Products Inc. (Booth S34099): Extrusion blow molding tools and components.
Trinity North America Inc. (Booth W125041): Profile extrusion tooling for PVC and PVC foam molding.
Vista Metals Corp. (Booth W97005): Cast aluminum mold and tooling plates.
Wittmann Battenfeld (Booth S42000): Tooling components and auxiliary equipment.
Zahoransky Group (Booth W117020): Multicolor injection mold tooling with hydro-mechanical need shut-off systems, first developed for making toothbrushes in 1996.