Machine Calibration: Keeping Things Consistent

September 7, 2021

Yearly FDA Certification For companies in the medical and food industries, the FDA requires a regular certification for all their injection molding machines. Generally, this is a calibration verification to certify that the machine is consistent, repeatable, and making the same part time and time again. This is especially important for manufacturers in the medical […]

Leveraging Automation & Robotics for Enhancing Manufacturing Processes

April 7, 2021

Higher output and boosted productivity are two of the biggest reasons in justifying the use of automation. These goals can be carried out into injection molding and extrusion automation through Milacron’s proprietary Mosaic + control system, connected and providing the transfer of information back and forth to auxiliary equipment. Milacron provides automation cells that make production faster, robust […]

LPIM (Low Pressure Injection Molding) – Structural Web Injection Molding

September 20, 2018

Structural Web molding technology is a variation of Low Pressure Injection Molding (LPIM) that was developed by Milacron as a proprietary molding process on our LPIM machines. It is a process that is well suited for large part/large shot sizes with good part surface aesthetics and low molded in stresses. The process also creates a […]

Top 10 Things to Know/Ask When Buying a Used Injection Molding Machine

June 28, 2018

If you’re looking at buying a used injection molding machine, below are some things to know/ask before purchasing. Begin with getting the year, make, model, tonnage, shot, serial number, hours & location of the machine along with photos of the machine from all 4 sides, inside the electrical cabinets, the platens, the toggle mechanism or […]

Low Pressure Injection Molding (LPIM) – Structural Foam Injection Molding

May 2, 2018

Plastic parts made using the Structural Foam process have a cellular or a structural core, surrounded with a thick outer layer (skin) that combine to give the products a greater strength to weight ratio and up to as much as twice the rigidity of the solid plastic products that are of the same material and […]

What is Injection Molding?

March 22, 2018

What is injection molding? Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for fabricating items from plastic trinkets and toys to automotive body parts, cell phone cases, water bottles, and containers. Essentially many of the plastic parts that we use in every-day life are injection molded. It is a quick process to create a mass […]

Buying Time

March 5, 2018

One of the many age-old debates that crisscross the plastic injection molding industry is that critical decision to either attempt to extend the life of an older machine or replace it. I would dare say that this is a topic far too familiar with plastics manufacturing in the United States, with an installed base of […]

Choosing the Right Screw and Barrel

February 21, 2018

It cannot be overstated that the process of selecting the appropriate screw and barrel combination for your plastics application is a critical part of the success or failure of any particular machine cell. However, most people may not realize how often that this very selection process is done in error or even done incompletely. Unfortunately, […]

Safety in the New Year

February 14, 2018

Plastics manufacturers are some of the more safety concerned organizations in the US today. The efficacy and safety of the products they produce, whether in medical, automotive or even packaging and consumer goods is of utmost importance to their brand, their bottom line and the lives of those consumers that utilize those products. Within that […]