With a forecasted tooling shortage ahead, NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla., will be packed with tool makers and related suppliers hoping to capitalize on the spotlight:
Alba Enterprises LLC (Booth W1323): Introducing new multi-tip hot runner nozzles designed for axial injection of small tubular parts.
Alcoa Inc. (Booth S37062): Aluminum tooling.
American Mold Builders Association (Booth S10034): AMBA's Sourcebook of U.S. mold builders and The American Mold Builder magazine will be distributed.
American Tool & Mold (Booth S27019): Complex, precision, multi-cavity molds.
Beaumont Technologies Inc. (Booth W2692): Live demos for MeltFlipper runner designs.
Blow Mold Tooling Inc. (Booth S26013): Molds and parts for injection blow molding and injection stretch blow molding machines.
Burteck LLC (Booth S35013): Micromolding machine running in booth.
Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd. (Booth S26017): Medium to large steel and aluminum production molds.
Clinton Aluminum (Booth S29008): Aluminum mold alloys.
Collapsible Core Inc. (Booth S27041): Collapsible cores.
CP Technologies Company (Booth S38034): Rapid tooling, mold flow analysis and other techniques for identifying potential tooling problems, demonstration videos.
DME (Booth W2703): Large mold bases with plate lengths up to 66 inches, MUD quick-change aluminum inserts, Summit-Series hot runner line with new valve gating methods, enhanced Fusion G2 series with extended nozzle length range.
Dynamic Tool & Design Inc. (Booth W7254): High tolerance, high cavitation molds. Mold sampling and validation.
ERMO (Booth W2092): High precision multi-component injection molds.
Ewikon Molding Technologies Inc. (Booth W1883): HPS III-FleX, a new variable hot runner solution that enables the use of the same hot runner system for several molds, and MWB 100 Portable Mini Fluidized Bed, a tabletop device for quickly cleaning small hot runner components
Fast Heat Inc. (Booth W4143): High-cavitation Pulse hot runner temperature controller with new and improved touch-screen interface. Low-cavitation Ion hot runner temperature controller with new display head and touch-screen interface. Two new diagnostic tools, the CableXChecker and the MoldXChecker.
Flextronics (Booth S34125): Molds and molding services, mold bases and components, prototype tooling.
Foboha (Germany) GmbH (Booth W4103): High-performance molds, in-mold assembly, turnkey production systems.
Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc. (Booth W5549): Displaying line of multi-layer crossheads and inline tubing dies featuring Guill Tool's FeatherTouch concentricity adjustment and Seal Right system developed to eliminate polymer leaking.
Haidlmair GmbH (Booth S24138): Injection molds for packaging and automotive.
Hasco Hasenclever GmbH (Booth S26027): New applications Hasco App and Magic Lens, standard DLC components, clamping fixtures, temperature controllers and DLC coated collapsible cores ranging from 8 to 200 millimeters.
Horizon Plastics International Inc. (Booth S38025): Structural foam and structural web manufacturing.
HRSFlow (Booth W8363): Hot runner systems.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. (Booth W2117): HyPET HPP5 system for PET preform manufacturing, running Shotscope NX, Husky's integrated process and production monitoring system. Also Unify pre-assembled manifold systems, Altanium Matrix2 hot runner and mold controllers, and its next generation of valve gate nozzles.
ICS Laser USA (Booth S31138): Newly released laser texture patterns, mold plaques, engraving services.
IMS Injection Molding Supplies (Booth W2293): Metal cutting tools, mold bases and components, nozzles, gate cutters, heaters and temperature control products, material handling equipment and more.
Incoe Corporation (Booth W4463, S19018): Hot runner systems.
Industrial Molds Group (Booth S22144): Injection molds. Pyramid Plastics, its custom injection molding business, will also be exhibiting at the booth.
IQMS Inc. (Booth W4489): ERP and MES software for the manufacturing industry.
JMMS Inc. (Booth S29004): Thermoplastic injection molds, extrusion blow molds, low-pressure injection structural foam molds, hybrid tooling and more.
Kunststoff Helmbrechts AG (Booth S32073): In-mold decorating and surface technologies.
Linear Mold & Engineering (Booth S35006): Conformal cooling capabilities, 3-D metal printing.
M.C. Molds Inc. / JBJ Products & Machinery (Booth W4211): Blow, vacuum and RIM molds, DST 2000 Spin Trimmer. JBJ builds auxiliary downstream trimming equipment and will also show their latest Oval Bottle Trimmer.
M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp. (Booth W1873): Plastic and liquid silicone rubber injection molds.
MGS Mfg. Group (Booth W3902): Demonstrating in-mold assembly, multishot equipment, LSR (liquid silicone rubber) equipment and automation systems.
MHS — Mold Hotrunner Solutions (Booth S28019): New line of valve gate hot runners with live product demo.
MHT USA LLC (Booth S36088): New 160-cavity mold for Husky HyPET 500 machine.
Mid-America Machining Inc. (Booth W125): Blow molds and tooling.
Mold Craft Inc. (Booth S27001): High-volume, single or multi-cavity injection molds producing small, intricate molded parts.
MPDV USA Inc. (Booth S18175): HYDRA 8 manufacturing execution software, a one-platform, integrated system solution with a modular structure and no internal interfaces.
MSI Mold Builders (Booth S34027): Blow molds, foam molds, injection molds.
Nova Tool & Mold Inc. (Booth S37157): Injection molds, compression/transfer molds.
Paulson Training Programs Inc. (Booth W1183): Hands-on product demos at four tech stations.
PCS Co. (Booth W3173): Mold bases and components, hot runner products, molding supplies, cutting tools.
Progressive Components International Corp. (Booth W4345): Tooling components. Also at the booth will be Roehr Tool Corp., AST Technology and ToolingDocs LLC.
R&D/Leverage (Booth S28000): Precision injection molds, preform tooling, injection blow molds, injection stretch blow molds, blow mold tooling. Also displaying work with Replenish, creators of new format for plastic spray bottles and injection molded containers.
SELF SL (Booth S18145): Technical single-sided, double-sided and lamination self-adhesive tapes, including transfers and mesh reinforced transfers.
Shenzhen Miracle Industrial Ltd. (Booth S25180): Injection molds, rapid prototyping, MUD inserts and hardware.
StackTeck Systems Ltd. (Booth W1375): Molds and plastic parts including StackTeck's TRIM (thin recess injection molding). Five molds running in equipment supplier booths including a big stack mold, two IML molds and a 24 cavity collapsing core mold.
Stratasys Ltd. (Booth S34001): 3-D printers and materials, including for 3-D printed molds.
Synventive Molding Solutions (Booth W951): ActiveGate tool-based molding technologies, including new additions nuGate, which provides independent gate control for pneumatic valve pin actuation in the hot runner system, and hGate, provides independent pin control for hydraulic valve gate systems. Also introducing a new line of Plug ‘n Play modular actuators for valve-gated hot runner systems.
Tool Stats LLC (Booth S13180): An online tooling and data management platform that allows manufacturing, engineering and molding companies to easily and instantly share the data and files that run their programs.
Unique Tool & Gauge Inc. (Booth S27006): Tooling focused on global automotive market.
Vergason Technology Inc. (Booth S15069): Coating equipment and services.
Verstraete IML (Booth S36027): In-mold labels. Verstraete also created an IML guide for the show, available on its website.
Wentworth Technologies Co. Ltd. (Booth S28001): Packaging molds and high-precision molds.
Zahoransky Formenbau GmbH (Booth W7691): Displaying TIM Stack Mold consisting of two mold halves with an axial rotary cube and two assembly platens located outside the mold.