Additive production in Formula 1

3D printing to produce components for McLaren race car

Technology - Wednesday, 12 April 2017

McLaren Racing is expanding its use of Stratasys 3D printing to produce components for its 2017 Formula 1 MCL32 race car with the goal of accelerating design modifications and reducing weight to increase performance. Some of the 3D printed parts designed to improve performance which have been applied to the 2017...

Started on April 4

The Moretto in Motion 2017 has begun

Technology - Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The motorhome of Moretto in Motion left on April 4 from the Moretto’s headquarter in Massanzago (Padua, Italy), starting the new 2017 tour. After a first stop in Slovenia at Formatool Exhibition centre from April 4 to 7, it will move towards Denmark, Poland and France. The stop in Denmark will be the occasion to show to local customers...


High-speed preforms inspection

Technology - Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Performance, flexibility and, what's more, equipped on request with the automatic centrifugal positioning unit which makes it ideal, in terms of compactness and efficiency, for the downstream installation of any injection press, new or existent. This is the innovative PVS-3 preform vision system, developed by Sacmi's Automation & Inspection...

Pipes line

High flexibility thanks to fast colour and dimensions changeover

Technology - Wednesday, 5 April 2017

“Battenfeld-cincinnati was the only machine manufacturer able to meet our requirements in terms of full automation and ultimate flexibility”, is how Kenn E. Byllemos, COO of Emtelle Denmark based in Sønder Felding, explains their decision to work with the German-Austrian extruder specialist. The plastics processor has been operating a...

Gefit-Engel partnership

Multi-cavity moulds for medical PET tubes

Technology - Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A leading manufacturer of injection moulds, Gefit celebrates its fiftieth year in the business in 2017 with the development of  three multi-cavity injection moulds for the production of PET blood tubes that will be working on three Engel e-motion all-electric injection moulding machines. This partnership and the “technical cooperation” between the two companies...

Jet Fusion 3D 4200

Italian preview of a new 3D printer “made by HP”

Technology - Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Participating for the first time in the Mecspe fair in Parma (from 23 to 25 March), the multinational HP has just publicly unveiled its very latest HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer and its Processing Station with Fast Cooling system. This is a solution that, thanks to the innovative MultiJet Fusion technology, allows rapid modification of the prototyping...

Equipment maintenance

A new lubricant analysis programme to maximise productivity

Technology - Wednesday, 29 March 2017

ExxonMobil has launched Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, a new mobile-enabled used oil analysis service. The new service will help operators identify equipment issues before they happen and avoid unscheduled equipment maintenance. The service, which replaces ExxonMobil’s Signum, is vital in helping engineers maintain a...

Star Automation Europe at Mecspe 2017

Vertical entry robot for IML

Technology - Wednesday, 22 March 2017

At Mecspe 2017 (Parma, Italy, March 23-25), Star Automation Europe will be exhibiting the “top” version of an IML system equipped with an XW-1000VI vertical entry robot, the best-seller model in the XW-VI range that combines efficiency with accuracy. Installed on a BMB eKW 25Pi injection press, the system will be producing a crystal PS tray in a...

A new Instron software

Enhanced functionalities and improved workflows for machines and instruments

Technology - Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Built from the ground-up for touch interaction, the Bluehill Universal software brings enhanced functionality and improved workflows to Instron (a wholly owned subsidiary of ITW, present in Italy with ITW Test and Measurement Italia, based in Pianezza, Near Turin) machines. The software features a portrait layout with meticulously crafted...

Injection press from Presma

Single-station moulding machine for large parts

Technology - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A 1,600-ton injection moulding machine was recently supplied by Presma to a major Italian processor. This machine stands out thanks to its ability of co-injecting shots up to 20 kg for the production of sandwich structures. Designed as an automatic moulding cell, the press is worth 1 million euros and will allow the...

Cooperation between Netstal and Plastisud

An Elios 7500 to test large moulds

Technology - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The French mould manufacturer Plastisud has just received an Elios 7500 to supplement its technical centre. Plastisud is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-precision injection moulds for thin-wall packaging, beverage closures and medical components.  Plastisud will use the Elios 7500 for intensive functionality and performance tests...

Milacron’s new technologies

First commercial Klear Can release and recyclable single use coffee pods

Technology - Wednesday, 8 March 2017

With its breakthrough Klear Can T technology, Milacron has just reached another significant milestone. The group confirmed the sale of the first Milacron Klear Can production system. After extremely successful qualitative testing with consumers in Asia conducted by Nielsen Market Research, the customer plans for the Klear Can to be in-market, on...