Coatings Enhance Tool Life and Performance

Surface coatings have evolved over the past decade—offering improved operation uptime, greater consistency and higher part quality. Using surface coatings on molds offers numerous advantages—including longer tool life, improved tool performance and less mold maintenance needed. The last decade has seen major improvements and enhancements in surface treatment technologies. Industry… Continue reading

Mold Market Activity Levels Decline, 42.7 Total Mold Business Index for June 2008

The total mold Business Index is a weighted average of the sub-indices for new orders, production, employees, backlog, exports and supplier deliveries. Many manufacturing sectors experience a seasonal slowdown during the summer months, and this combined with the overall economic sluggishness that presently prevails in the U.S. served to put… Continue reading

China-US Plastics Industry Summit in April

The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI) is sponsoring the China-US Plastics Industry Summit that will take place on April 16, 2008, at the Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel in Shanghai. Co-organized by SPI with the China Plastics Processing Industry Association (CPPIA), China Plastic Machinery Industry Association, Shanghai Society of… Continue reading

Plastpol to Return to Kielce in Late May

State-of-the-art processing technologies, plastics processing equipment, packaging, design, a wide variety of plastics, and recycling technology will be on display at Plastpol 2008, the 12th International Fair of Plastics Processing, which takes place in Kielce, Poland, May 27–30. This is the largest trade event in Poland and Eastern Europe that… Continue reading

Two ways to get tooling fast

Not satisfied with the speed and accuracy of current rapid-tooling techniques, Dynamic Tooling, an injection molder in Fresno, Calif., recently devised two new ways to make tooling in a hurry. First, the "PolySteel" process produces mold inserts from a semi-solid epoxy/steel compound that is pressure formed directly over a stereolithography… Continue reading

Which fields are used in precision mechanical parts processing ?

There have been a lot of precision machining in the industry, and it is used in a wide range of fields. In each industry, it is used more frequently, and precision machining is divided into many types, so precision machinery Which fields are used in hardware parts processing!  Precision machinery parts… Continue reading

China encourages home-made products, putting pressure on neighbors

Asian countries are increasingly watching jobs and manufacturing migrate to neighboring China. China is reducing its reliance on imports from Southeast Asia as it makes more of the higher-value-added intermediate and capital goods it previously bought from abroad. That is threatening growth in countries whose export sales are already in… Continue reading

Investors’ results mixed in 2007, optimistism remains

Just over half, or 51.36 percent, of all stock investors showed no gains from China’s bull market, while 48.6 percent gained more than 10 percent this year, according to a survey by the China Securities Journal. The latest survey of investors’ annual returns reflected feedback from 11,205 small and medium-scale… Continue reading