The Arburg Freeformer

Italian debut at Plast 2015

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Freeformer will be presented for the first time in Italy, demonstrating how one-off parts and small, multiple-variant batches can be produced from standard granulate without a mould in an additive manufacturing process, using Arburg Plastic Freeforming (AKF). The applications on view in the...

Cribis Certification

Maximum financial soundness for Piovan

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

On 13 March, Cribis gave Piovan its "D&B Rating 1", indicating the highest level of economic and financial dependability of a commercial transactions firm. This certification represents the highest assessment level of economic soundness and commercial reliability of an organization, and it is issued exclusively to companies that...

Chillers and temperature control

Frigosystem lands in the United States

Technology - Wednesday, 25 March 2015

After the sister-company in Mexico, it is the turn of North America. The new American branch of Frigosystem-Corema has been established in February 2015: it’s a lead of the Italian sales cell Go Trade and it’s, in fact, registered as Go Trade North America. The headquarters of the new company is in...   

At Negri Bossi

32-cavity mould tested on a Canbio

Technology - Friday, 20 March 2015

Moulding tests at Negri Bossi in Cologno Monzese, just outside Milan. A 32-cavity mould for the production of 74-gram caps for food containers has been installed on a Canbio V220-850 injection press, which has been shown to be reliable, quiet and easy to use. The manufacturing cell also included a Sytrama robot and a GD92CU automation...

Isit blow moulding machines

Three-platen clamping system

Technology - Thursday, 19 March 2015

Avoiding an unbalanced transmission of the clamping force to the mould and allowing the use of moulds with bigger sizes than those of the platens. To this scope the Isit range of blow moulding machines with accumulator heads, developed by ST Soffiaggio Tecnica, features a 3-platen clamping unit with...

PC-ABS little trees

Efficient solution for the highest design requirements

Technology - Thursday, 19 March 2015

In cooperation with Wegaplast, headquartered in Toscanella di Dozza, near Bologna (Italy), Engel has developed a production process for design objects, also using variothermal injection moulding technology. In this application the Swiss company HB-Therm is the partner for heating and cooling...

WM thermoforming machine in Belgium

By train and by plane with the Speedmaster Plus

Technology - Monday, 16 March 2015

The Swiss manufacturer of thermoforming machines WM Wrapping Machinery has recently delivered a vacuum pressure forming machine with steel rule cutting and holes punching to De Ster company at their headquarter facility in Belgium. De Ster is a worldwide well known company specialized...

Sacmi at NPE with the CCM

Up to 2000 caps per minute

Technology - Friday, 13 March 2015

At NPE 2015 Sacmi will be presenting the new version of the 48-cavity CCM (Continuous Compression Moulding) for the production of CSD (Carbonated Soft Drink) caps, optimized to ensure a power consumption even lower than the previous versions. Able to achieve output rates of up to 2000 light caps per minute (for mineral waters), the machine is...

First time in North America

High efficency debut for Plastiblow

Technology - Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Plastiblow at NPE 2015 will be showing for the first time in North America a fully electric PB5E-DL double station machine in operation that will produce a 350-ml flat/oval personal care bottle in 4+4 cavity setup. The technical solutions adopted to achieve the servo-driven movements...

Test at Union

Coextrusion of PC corrugated sheets

Technology - Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The testing of a complete coextrusion line for corrugated PC sheets has been scheduled for middle March at the headquarters of Union in San Vittore Olona (near Milan). The sheets will have a width of 1,100 mm and thicknesses varying from 0.8 to 1.2 mm. This line consists of a primary single-screw extruder...

From Persico a new spray skin process

Ecological coating for the automotive industry

Technology - Thursday, 5 March 2015

Persico Automotive has developed EcoCover, a new spray skin process that achieves amazing results in a wide range of colours. It can even create faux stitching. During the EcoCover process, a release agent is first applied to the mould. Then, using in-mould coating, the paint is sprayed on, followed by a polyurethane...

From Rampf two-component gasket and compact cell

Fast curing and low space requirement

Technology - Thursday, 5 March 2015

At the Mecspe 2015 (Parma, Italy, March 26-28) Rampf will be showcasing its innovative solutions for gasketing, encapsulating, and bonding. The focus is on the fast curing two-component polymer gasket Raku-PUR Speed and the compact robot cell DC-RS250, which guarantee speed and precision...