As 3D printing technology continues to advance, the realization of complex, non-conventional, cooling channel designs for tooling are increasingly gaining ground. An additive manufacturing technology like direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) can...
As 3D printing technology continues to advance, the realization of complex, non-conventional, cooling channel designs for tooling are increasingly ...
Fibrax Group adds two new Victory machines to machinery fleet
Injection moulding manufacturing group Fibrax has invested in two new Engel injection moulding machines to increase the moulding capacity at its facility in Wrexham, North Wales. The Fibrax Group is sited in the UK, Poland and Morocco ...
US tariffs begin for China-made machinery
Plastics processing machinery falls under President Donald Trump's additional 25% tariffs spanning $34bn (€29bn) worth of goods from China that began 6 July, but officials of injection press importers say not to expect an immediate price...
VDMA urges de-escalation as US tariffs take effect on Chinese goods
The German rubber & plastics machinery manufacturers trade association, the VDMA, has denounced a trade war between the US and the European Union, saying the dispute is “getting down to the nitty-gritty”.
Meusburger Group takes over German software specialist
Austrian moulding parts supplier Meusburger Group has acquired German software company Segoni GmbH, in a bid to strengthen its digitalisation capabilities.
Engel to add local moulding expertise in regions
Austrian injection moulding machinery supplier Engel Group is establishing a “decentralised” network of mould experts in at its sales regions, in order to increase its local presence in various markets.
Swedish technical moulder KB Components acquires DKI Plast in Slovakia
Swedish industrial plastic parts producer KB Components has extended its footprint in Eastern Europe with the takeover of Danish extruder and injection moulder DKI Plast, based in Slovakia.
Industry veteran Baker to lead Engel's UK business
Engel UK has named industry veteran Nigel Baker as its new managing director to succeed Graeme Herlihy who will be heading the Austrian company's Europe West region as of September.
Sumitomo Demag consolidating product portfolio, focusing on all-electric machines
German plastics machinery supplier Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has launched an extensive investment programme at its two production sites in Germany, as part of a bid to consolidate its product portfolio and increase focus on electric drive technology.
Kautex plans tech centre in China; names China CEO
Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH has named a new CEO for its China subsidiary.
A smart approach for older machines
As the digitalisation process increasingly gains ground in plastic processing, a key issue for processors everywhere is what to do about older machinery that functions perfectly well but lacks the digital power required today.
Italian domestic machinery market continues growth
The recovery in the Italian rubber & plastic domestic market is well and truly underway, according to the latest figures published by the country's trade association for rubber & plastic machinery Amaplast.