Plastics Injection Molding is the process for manufacturing plastic parts by injecting a variety of molten material, most often polymers into a mold.

Paulson ProMolder 2 Seminar Begins At The Polymers Center

Starting today, June 6th, 2022, Todd Bryant is leading the Paulson ProMolder™ 2 seminar at The Polymers Center. This five-day, hands-on injection molding class explores injection molding - the materials used, the process, and evaluation of molded parts. It is taught in two parts. The first module investigates the plastics used in injection molding, their [...]

By |2022-06-06T16:29:16-04:00June 6th, 2022|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on Paulson ProMolder 2 Seminar Begins At The Polymers Center

SPE And RJG Injection Molding Night Event

This event is open to any and all interested in learning more about injection molding—from elementary age to college students to professionals. There will be demonstrations of the latest industry technology, and experts will be available to answer questions about employment opportunities, salaries, positions, technology, and more. We will be giving away an intro [...]

By |2021-10-04T15:12:06-04:00October 4th, 2021|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on SPE And RJG Injection Molding Night Event

Injection Molding In 2021

The Injection Molding market is continually expanding due to the fact that it is one of the most commonly methods for forming plastics. More industries than can be mentioned use injection molding to produce complex plastic parts. In 2019, the injection molded plastics market was almost $260 billion, and it continues to grow. The fastest [...]

By |2021-09-20T16:25:04-04:00September 20th, 2021|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on Injection Molding In 2021

Plastic vs Metal. What Is Better For Parts? You Might Be Surprised.

Conventional wisdom has said that metal is better than plastic when it comes to making parts. However, manufacturers are learning that is no longer the case. With the development of new advanced materials, plastics today have tensile strength comparable to metal. While plastics have gotten stronger, they have retained their characteristics of being lighter [...]

By |2021-01-04T11:13:57-05:00September 1st, 2020|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on Plastic vs Metal. What Is Better For Parts? You Might Be Surprised.

New Machines on Consignment at the Polymers Center

Plastics Machinery has placed (3) machines on consignment at the Polymers Center; the Shibaura Injection Molding Machine, the Advantage Sentra G Series TCU (Temperature Control Unit) and the Sepro Sprue Picker. Shibaura Machine provides electric injection molding machines from 30 to 2,750 U.S. tons and servo hydraulic injection molding machines from 110 to 3,850 [...]

By |2021-01-04T11:07:19-05:00September 1st, 2020|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on New Machines on Consignment at the Polymers Center

New Wittmann Battenfeld SmartPower 90 Injection Molding Machine

Wittmann Battenfeld has installed a state of the art SmartPower 90/210 UNILOG B8 Injection Molding Machine at the Polymers Center. The machine is the heart of an Industry 4.0 work cell including a TCU, robot, blender, dryer and granulator. Its small footprint is perfect for our lab, allowing for more seating in the Wittmann [...]

By |2021-01-04T13:01:40-05:00December 9th, 2019|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on New Wittmann Battenfeld SmartPower 90 Injection Molding Machine

Can’t Find The Right Employees For Your Operation? AIM Helps Develop Injection Molding Skills.

Does any of this sound familiar to you: We can’t find qualified people! (S)he just doesn’t have enough experience in this area. We don’t have time to train anyone. Finding the right talent, regardless of the role, can be a full-time job in and of itself. Finding a motivated employee with the right combination of [...]

By |2021-01-04T14:35:53-05:00September 9th, 2019|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on Can’t Find The Right Employees For Your Operation? AIM Helps Develop Injection Molding Skills.

Mold Design Course For Project Engineers

Learn the basics of injection molding and mold design at the Polymers Center with the “Mold Design for Project Engineers” course. The goal of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the equipment, specifically the injection molding machine and the plastics manufacturing process. The course offers an introduction to plastics, [...]

By |2018-05-04T15:54:25-04:00May 4th, 2018|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on Mold Design Course For Project Engineers

The Polymers Center Adds a Regloplas Temperature Control Unit

Regloplas, a Swiss supplier of Temperature Controllers, has provided a P160S pressurized water temperature control unit to the Polymers Center for applications when optimum heat transfer is needed. This TCU is used in conjunction with our Arburg 320A 55 ton Injection Molding Machine. Pressurized water units are safer and cleaner than oil units, and are [...]

By |2018-04-02T15:08:53-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on The Polymers Center Adds a Regloplas Temperature Control Unit

New Wittmann Injection Molding Machine

On April 20, 2018 Wittmann Battenfeld will be installing a state of the art EcoPower 110/350 UNILOG B8 Injection Molding Machine at the Polymers Center. This will expand our tonnage capabilities from 35-55 tons up to 110 tons of clamping force. The UNILOG B8 has user friendly operating logic with operational functions controlled by haptic [...]

By |2018-04-02T14:52:29-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Plastics Injection Molding|Comments Off on New Wittmann Injection Molding Machine
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