Strengths of Polish Plastics Industry

According to the latest review of the plastics processing industry in Poland issued by the Applied Market Information Group (AMI), there are signs that growth in that industry may have peaked. Although there have been substantial increases in polymer consumption in Poland recently—the market is expected to have advanced by nearly half a million tonnes in the five-year period 1997-2002—rates of expansion have slowed notably in the past two years. Polish polymer demand is expected to be up no more than 5% in 2002, compared with 8% growth in 2001 and 11% in 2000.

The AMI report characterizes the Polish plastics processing industry as highly fragmented, with a large number of small, family businesses. AMI’s report details over 1,300 of the most important companies. The processes carried out by these companies are illustrated in the pie chart shown above. (Some companies carry out more than one process, so there is some double counting.)

The largest number of companies are involved in injection moulding. There has been considerable growth in this sector as foreign-owned component suppliers moved in as suppliers to automotive and appliance manufacturers.

While injection moulders are the most numerous, the largest sector of the plastics processing industry in Poland in terms of volume is film extrusion. Again, there has been increasing investment by foreign companies.

Nearly all other sectors of plastics processing have seen considerable involvement from Western-owned groups. However, while Poland has been very successful in attracting high levels of foreign direct investment (FDI)— some $7.14 billion for 2001—approximately 70% of processors identified by AMI are privately owned.

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CAD Modeling Design service

Computer aided design, better known as CAD, deals with a huge range of computer related tools and applications. These tools are designed to be helpful to architects, computer and design professionals in their respective work and activities. Nowadays business organizations offering services like 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and solid design modelers have started using CAD as their fundamental system. The whole process of designing with the help of CAD includes both software and sometimes specially created hardware.

CAD Modeling Design service
CAD Modeling Design service

Normally CAD is used to design and develop various products. These products ultimately finish up as goods that are used by consumers. CAD is most broadly used in the design and development of machinery related products. CAD is also used widely for the designing of all types of buildings. CAD can be utilized for not only architectural services, but also mechanical services. CAD can be considered as a combination of both hardware & software that helps architects, engineers and related professionals in the real estate & manufacturing industry globally.

3D or Three Dimension services from CAD gives an 3D effect to any kind of image e.g. jpg, gif, bmp. The respective image is going to have depth, height, and width. 3D Modeling betters your graphics & makes your website look better and nicer. 3D modeling or animation can be utilized when it is required to carry your business organization’s professional image. When used along with CAD (Computer Aided Design), it can convert all paper documents to digitized format. These kinds of 3D software can provide magical quality; accuracy and the tools can create high quality 3d products & animations.

Now let’s focus on CAD Outsourcing. In modern globalize economy, one should ask “Why not outsource?” instead of “Why outsource?”. When it comes to outsourcing of CAD, it is obvious that one will be forced to think about the benefits and drawbacks of outsourcing the CAD services. One will be thinking of estimation. Queries like whether it is advantageous for one’s company. What and how to outsource? By outsourcing, one can get various advantages such as lower cost, enhanced performance, a well maintained business environment, security and reliability. 

In short, with the increasing usage of computers, CAD began to be used extensively for construction related work and activities. CAD, which started with 2D services, went on and on. Now there are a range of CAD based products available in the market. want to learn some design CAD saftware, you go to
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Another American Group Considers Lobbying Against Steel Tariffs


Steel for Plastic Injection mold molding industry

In a recent meeting called by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), members of the Consuming Industries Trade Action Coalition (CITAC) Steel Task Force voiced their concerns about the severe impact of the Section 201 steel tariffs across manufacturing sectors, and to urge NAM to take a position on the steel issue. The tariffs on imports of certain steel products were imposed by President Bush on March 20, 2002, under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974.

NAM is an important association of manufacturers in the United States and had previously taken a neutral position on the issue of the 201 steel tariffs. However, following numerous requests from NAM members who are suffering from the impact of the tariffs, NAM’s Trade and Technology Policy Group issued a resolution in October that offered a process to reconsider its “hands-off” position on the steel tariffs, and “develop a policy position on steel trade that is appropriate for all constituencies.”

Plastic Mold Company need good quality steel

Manufacturers from the auto parts, stamping, appliance, plastic, lawn furniture, and fastener industry (which includes the aerospace, military and home goods industries), presented evidence at the meeting that the tariffs are causing damage to the U.S. economy.

NAM policy, developed in 1998, directs that the association not take a position on specific U.S. tariffs or import problems unless there are “overriding considerations of general importance to American industry.” NAM has agreed to discuss whether “overriding considerations” are present in the case of steel.

The policy committee will develop a recommendation for consideration by the Board of Directors. Another meeting will be held in December and NAM is expected to announce a decision shortly thereafter.

Erowa Holder Systems

Erowa Technology Inc.recently consolidated a sister company, AMTEC, into its general operations structure. AMTEC specializes in custom fixtures, engineering solutions, and the manufacture of Erowa standard products. Erowa will continue to provide these engineered solutions under the Erowa Technology Inc. name. AMTEC was founded in 1994 as a provider of custom turnkey workholding systems.

“For all practical purposes, Erowa and AMTEC have operated as one organization for some time, including the sharing of a facility,” explains Skip Thompson, president of Erowa Technology. “As we re-examined our own internal operations, we determined that bringing the two companies together would help streamline both manufacturing and sales efforts.”

Plastic Tooling Company

Plastic Tooling Company-PTC

PTC, the Plastic tooling company best known for its Pro/Engineer mechanical design software, and Mensch und Maschine Software AG, a European distributor of computer-aided design software, have signed an agreement that allows Mensch und Maschine to become a major distributor of Pro/Engineer and PTC’s next-generation product, Pro/Engineer Wildfire.

For 18 years, Mensch und Maschine has provided computer-aided design solutions and expertise to European businesses through its reseller network. Its most important market is mechanical design, which contributed about half of its 2001 revenue of €146.8 million. Mensch und Maschine plans to have its network of resellers capable of selling Pro/Engineer Wildfire within the first few months of the product’s introduction in early 2003.

Says PTC president C. Richard Harrison, “This agreement is tangible evidence of the progress PTC has made in the execution of our distribution strategy, where we have been working to focus our direct sales force on large accounts and build a strategic, productive indirect channel to reach smaller businesses in the discrete manufacturing industry.”

Harrison continues, “Mensch und Maschine is a market-leading player that will provide additional marketing expertise, infrastructure and reseller influence to help us enhance our sales coverage of the smaller manufacturing companies in Europe. We expect that this will result in an improvement in the revenue contribution from our channel program while lowering relative cost of sales.”

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Hot Runner Mold systems

Mold-Masters Expands Hot Runner Services in Brazil

Mold-Masters, the manufacturer of hot runner mold systems, mould bases and temperature controllers based in Canada, has expanded its production facility in Brazil and added new equipment, including CNC machining centres. This investment is intended to significantly increase Mold-Masters’ capabilities in the growing Brazilian market.

Mold-Masters is not new to the Brazilian plastics market, having opened the manufacturing facility in Sumaré, São Paolo state, in 2001 to better serve local and global customers. Since then, the company has seen its business there escalate, the rapid growth being driven by unprecedented product demand. The new facility expansion will enable Mold-Masters to continue to grow its business while enhancing value delivered to the rapidly developing Brazilian market.

Mold-Masters, as vertically integrated as any hot runner manufacturer in the world, can now provide not only exceptional regional support in Brazil but also enhanced local assistance for technical service, application engineering and rapid spare parts deployment.

“With our focused commitment to providing solutions, service and support globally, together with the economic growth in Brazil and South America, the facility and services expansion will provide the local, regional and global support needed to meet our customers’ needs in Brazil,” explains Douglas Hugo, Mold-Masters’ VP of sales and service for the Americas.

“This manufacturing expansion, paired with a new global quality standard on manufacturing processes of hot runner systems, mould bases, and temperature controllers, shows how important the Brazilian and South American market is for Mold-Masters,” adds Robson Gonçalves, operations manager for Mold Masters Brazil.

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DEM mold compoents and Precision Milling Tools

Precision Milling Tools

With the introduction of a new 2010/2011 catalogue for milling tools in solid carbide and diamond, the manufacturer HYX Hartmetallwerkzeugfabrik Andreas Maier GmbH offers customers two options: standard solid-carbide and diamond milling tools and a preferred range of special high-performance tools in solid carbide.

The catalogue entitled “Precision Milling Tools in Solid Carbide and Diamond” presents the complete HAM range of standard milling tools. End mills, roughing end mills, toric end mills, ball-nose end mills, special end mills and diamond end mills are described in separate sections so that customers can find the products desired in a short time. The dimensions, features, cutting material, tool type, number of teeth, norm, shank design, spiral angle and application range of each end mill are outlined according to a popular system of pictograms.

An additional catalogue, “Special Campaign in Solid Carbide and Diamond,” represents a second HAM specialty. It includes a selection of solid-carbide end mills engineered for various demanding metal-working applications. This special campaign began at AMB 2010 and remains valid for nine months, concluding June 30, 2011. It encompasses a preferred tool range of solid-carbide end mills, solid-carbide roughing end mills, solid-carbide toric end mills, solid-carbide ball-nose end mills and solid-carbide special end mills.

DME mold components

The Plastic mold component supplier DME shows off its new style—including new corporate colours of blue and steel gray—in 13 languages now. Visitors can begin to explore the new website in Portuguese and Romanian as well as English, German, French, Czech, Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Russian.

The purpose of the website renovation was more than simply to make it more attractive visually: DME has also made it a more effective forum and knowledge source for customers. With its clear design and user-friendly structure, the site gives users easy on-line access to important information about the company and the extensive DME product portfolio. They can quickly navigate, via a central server, four core areas: moulds and accessories, hot and cold runner technology, die sets, and surface treatment. Additional product information, drawings and 3D data can be accessed with a few clicks and then downloaded. In addition customers can use the built-in search engine to find exactly what they are looking for, even with incomplete input.

And as of March 2011, customers will be able to place orders on-line easily, and around the clock, via an interactive Internet catalogue. This catalogue not only will offer products and prices; it also will provide registered customers with quotations and further information on pending orders or deliveries.

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Automotive mould

GC mold is one of the leading Plastic Mold company who is especially working for worldwide auto industries and classic auto plastic parts Moulding companies. The tooling ranges are as below:

– Panel sets Mould
– air system Mould
– controlling system Mould
– other IMD Mould.

  • Automotive Mould for exterior trim:

– auto bumper Mould
– grille Mould
– shock absorber Mould

  • Auto lighting system Mould

– front lamp Mould
– rear lamp Mould

GC Mould Co. QC controlling:
HYX Mould has a very strong managing and QC team, the team included totally more than 40 people.  From the plastic parts 3D model to the Mould T1, we have very rigorous analysis, studying and quality controlling.

  • 3D plastic design analyzing.

When we got the plastic 3D model from our customer, we will have a meeting with all the related officers to discuss about the 3D design shortcoming… to find if there is any place has the tooling problem. For example: de-Moulding angle, strength, plastic filling, deforming, thickness, texture…..after all these discussing, we will start to make a Mould-flow analyzing. If there is any questions or problems, we will contact to our customer.

  • automotive Mould design technical meeting.

All our related officers will have the meeting for the Mould design, in this meeting, all the technical points will be mentioned out. Such like the Mould steel, Mould basic structure, plastic material and its’ MFI, customer’s special requirements, customer’s injection machine’s parameters, the components machining process…

  • After the automotive Mould design ready, the Mould design QC department will start the inspection of the Mould design. * Mould structure inspection * Mould action and guiding system inspection * Mould injection system inspection * Mould cooling system inspection *Mould ejection system inspection * Mould easy damage area inspection……
  • When we got the design approval from our customer, we will start the steel cutting, for the steel inspection, we use a good quality scan device to check if there is any crack or impurities. And the hardness measurer will tell us if the hardness is o.k. or even.
  • Machining.

During the machining, we also do basic quality controlling, we need to check the steel hardness. We make two or 3 stages machining. 1st stage is rough machining, some time we make half precise machining. The final stage is precise high speed milling or machining. We always considered the steel deform when machining on it…

  • After machining CMM & other dimension controlling.

After the machining processed, we have 2 sets of CMM, 1 projection measuring instruments for cavities / cores and other components dimension checking. If the dimension meets the tolerance, then we will take it to our assembling shop. Otherwise, we will do re-machining immediately.

  • We have QC officers and project manager will control the quality points when the Mould assembling.
  • Before the Mould T1, the Mould will be disassembled for QC, and GC Mould Co. has the T1 standard. If the Mould does not meet the standard. We can not make any Mould testing. GC Mould has more than 15 sets of different size of machine which are specially for Mould testing. Our operation team with rich experiences, this team’s task is to find the Moulds shortcoming and what should be improved. We make mass simulation after T1 improvements.
  • All the data such like: Plastic Mold Making , Mould design, tooling drawings, various inspection records, Mould daily log, Mould testing report, Mould testing videos, Mould operation manual…we send to our customer during the Mould processing period…

GC Mould is determining to be one of the best automotive Mould suppliers in the world. Please kindly come to us for further checking, we are sure you will be satisfied.

China Die Casting Process

China Die Casting Process

Aluminum Die Casting is a 6000 year old manufacturing process. Aluminum die Casting is a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is usually poured into a die mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods. Die Casting China was grow up since 1960, and rapidly grown up in recently 20 years.

Die Castings are used in areas like transportation, aerospace, defense, mining, construction, maritime, fluid power, & domestic household. Some cast components include: engine blocks, suspension parts for  auto mobiles, cooling fan components & fluid flow components like valves, pumps, pipes, and fittings. To cut the emissions there is a need to improve the fuel efficiency and make the vehicle lighter in weight. Non ferrous metal like aluminium is lighter than steel and has density one third of that of steel. Aluminium has a lower density of 2.7 gm/cc compared to 7.8 gm/cc of steel. Aluminum and aluminum alloys are lightweight with good corrosion resistance, ductility and strength. Aluminium is a light silver coloured metal placed 13 on the periodic table and is important group 3 element. It has good resistance to corrosion and due to its aesthetics it makes a suitable alloy for varied applications.
 Dr. Dinesh & Ramesh is in the process of manufacturing Aluminium die casting of various alloys including LM6, LM9, LM25, A356, 413, AlSi8Mg3, AlSi10Mg amongst others. There are various casting processes including Gravity Die Casting (Permanent Mold Casting), Low Pressure Die Casting, High Pressure Die Casting, Investment Casting, Sand Casting processes. Dr. Dinesh & Ramesh have expertise in the Gravity Die Casting and Low Pressure Die Casting processes since 1979.
In Gravity Die Casting process the metal is filled under the influence of gravity hence the name Gravity Die Casting.  The metal is carefully directed through an ingate under the influence of gravity to fill the die. There are various gates and sprues through which Aluminium enters the dies (usually made of iron alloys).There is provision of various risers to allow proper feeding and give defect free homogenous casting. It is the experience and knowledge of the foundry engineer to provide optimum risering and gating to give defect free parts. Dr. Dinesh & Ramesh has that experience and knowledge of more than 30 years to give customers value and quality. At DRE, we have always been up to speed with technology and have developed various equipments at our facility to increase productivity and sustained quality of our products to our customers.
Die Casting China Companies has also developed its own proprietary equipment for Low Pressure Die Casting. This is a relatively newer process in which metal enters into a die in a very controlled and turbulence free manner. An air tight furnace is kept underneath the metallic mold, and under air pressure (upto 25 psi – depending on the size of the casting) the liquid metal rises up from the furnace into the metallic die on top of the furnace. A very good control of the molten metal is achieved in this process resulting in reliable, pressure tight and homogenous parts. Various critical components in the industry are made through this process for eg: Engine blocks of automobiles, cyclinder heads, alloy wheels, crticial electrical components, special purpose pressure tight parts to name a few.
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Plastic Molding Company

Plastic Molding Company

Plastic molding is a popular method that is used when manufacturing toys, injections, and other plastic products. In fact, many of the plastic products that we use on a daily basis (like our cellphones) are manufactured by a process called preform molding. in that case if you need and type of custom plastic molding parts then you need plastic mold maker and plastic molding company to support your business.DONGGUAN SINERE TECH CO.LTD will be the best option for you.

In the year 1872, the injection molding machine was introduced; the process that it uses later became knowns as blow molding. This technology proved to be essential in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, and in recent years, the molding industry has seen rapid growth due to a number of technological advancements. Now there are a number of different types of molding machines available to help companies manufacture plastic cap molds, bottle cap molds, bottle closure molds, and more.

Most of the plastic products that preform molding customer uses today have complex shapes. Therefore, to get the optimal shape for their products, they must utilize the services of an innovative and technologically advanced preform molding manufacturer. Using advanced technology enables the manufacturer to provide their clientele attractive shapes for their various products.

plastic mold

plastic mold

The manufacturers who use modern technology for their plastic molds cause less environmental damage; for example, the preform bottle Cap Mold can be reused and recycled. An added benefit to this eco-friendly practice is the reduction of costs, in this way they are able to charge less money for their plastic molds.

When individuals are looking for the best preform mold manufacturers for their plastic products, it is important to look for certain traits. For example, it is essential to give credit to the mold manufacturers who spend a lot of time, resources, and who use the latest technology in order to design and purchase the tools that they need. If that manufacturer is able to provide its clientele with budget-friendly methods and technical expertise, then it is wise to invest your resources in their product.

Another consideration when choosing the perfect preform molding supplier for your needs is experience. If a company has been manufacturing plastic bottle molds or bottle cap molds for over five years, then you can be sure that it is a trusted company and that it is safe to do business with them. A good way to get your hands on this type of information is to check out client reviews and testimonials. In addition, most reputable plastic mold manufacturers tend to provide high quality products at a suitable price. So, before choosing your supplier, check out some of their products to see if it is worth your investment.

Thermoset Compression Molding

Thermoset Compression Molding

Thermoset compression molding is historically the most common method of molding thermosetting resins; it is certainly the oldest, and many existing molds are of this type. Compression molds typically have a single cavity, although dual-cavity and even multi-cavity molds are possible.

A preheated preform is placed in the open mold

As the mold closes, the preform is compressed and starts to flow

The heated mold is held shut until the resin cures …

… then the mold is opened and the finished part ejected.

What characterizes compression molding is the method of charging the mold with resin: the plastic resin is placed directly in the bottom cavity of the open, heated mold, and then the top half of the mold is closed down on the resin under tremendous pressure, causing the resin to flow throughout the cavity until it completely fills the now-closed mold and assumes the shape of the finished part.

COMPRESSION MOLDING WORKS

The compression action itself generates heat, and in conjunction with the heat of the plastic mold, raises the temperature of the resin to the point where a chemical reaction called “crosslinking” takes place. It is this crosslinking that gives thermoset molded parts their characteristic strength, hardness and rigidity.

The heated mold is held closed for sufficient time to ensure that the crosslinking reaction is complete; this is called “curing,” and the length of time required for the cure cycle is almost entirely dependent on the wall thickness of the finished part. The thicker the part at its maximum cross section, the longer the curing time required for a given mold temperature.

Thermoset molding resins typically come in a powder or granulated form. Metering the correct amount of resin (called the “shot”) into the mold is accomplished in one of two ways. One is called “preforming” and the other is called “direct charging.”

PREFORMING
In preforming, the exact amount of raw resin required to completely fill the mold (plus a small excess percentage to allow for squeeze-out) is compressed into uniform “pills” — sometimes called “hockey pucks” in industry slang, because that’s what the larger ones look like. These preformed “pills” of resin are produced in batches prior to molding using machines called, appropriately enough, preformers. Preforms are made in various sizes, depending on the size of the mold.

PREHEATING
Just before use, these preformed pills are warmed up in a preheater — which is essentially an industrial-strength microwave oven — which softens the pill into a pliable, dough-like consistency so that the resin will flow more easily under compression. In the molding process, one of these preformed, preheated pills of resin is placed in the bottom cavity of the mold, and the mold is closed, compressing the softened resin into the shape of the mold. (Exceptions to preheating include Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) materials, which are typically formed in logs or used in bulk and are normally molded cold.)

DIRECT CHARGING
Direct charging is used in situations where the mold cavity is too small, too shallow, or too convoluted, to conveniently accept a preform. In these cases, a measured scoop of cold resin is distributed directly into the open mold cavity.

INSERTS
Metal inserts — electrical contacts, female threaded holes, male threaded studs, bushings, and the like — can be placed in the mold cavities, using holes or locator pins, prior to molding. Under compression, the plastic resin flows around these inserts, molding them into the finished piece. Even though thermoset plastics are machinable to a degree, the judicious use of molded-in metal inserts can often eliminate costly secondary operations and add value to the finished parts.

Metal inserts can be molded into the bottom surface, the top surface, or both surfaces of the finished parts. They can even extend completely through the piece. In cases where the inserts are especially small, or cannot be properly supported within the mold, they can be epoxied in as a secondary operation.

THERMOSET COMPRESSION MOLDING:
ADVANTAGES and DISADVANTAGES

In general, thermoset compression molding is well suited for larger pieces of relatively simple design with large, well-anchored inserts. A properly designed and well maintained compression mold will produce very little scrap, and through the use of preheated preforms, total cycle times can rival those of injection molding, plastic molding company

On the PLUS side …

  • Less expensive molds. Compression molds are generally less expensive than other types, both in initial cost and in maintenance.
  • Tighter tolerances, made possible by relatively small shrinkage. Because of the way direct compression packs the preheated preform into the mold, the result is a denser piece that tends to cure solid to the exact dimensions of the mold cavity, without “relaxing back” to create shrinkage. (Exception: dimensions across the parting line are harder to control.)
  • Less scrap can lower material costs.
  • Low-volume jobs are more economical, due to the simplier process and reduced start-up times. Compression jobs can be cycled in and out of the workflow more quickly, and on shorter notice.

On the MINUS side …

  • Heavier flash than other methods is possible. Deflashing is a secondary operation that may add to both labor costs and scrap loss.
  • Labor costs vs. cure time trade-offs. Labor costs can be reduced by using BMC materials and other cold molding techniques which forego preheated preforms, but the cure cycles will be longer.
  • Parting line thicknesses can vary making dimensions across the parting line more difficult to control tightly.
  • Metal inserts may be flashed, leading to more labor-intensive deflashing and clean up.
  • Deep, small diameter holes are difficult to mold reliably; in general, cored holes should be limited to 2.5 times their diameter in depth.

Typical Applications

Thermoset compression moldings are all around you. From the knobs on your stove to the electrical boxes in a jumbo jet — if it’s plastic, hard, rigid, heat-scratch-and-chemical-resistant, an electrical insulator, and it’s got molded-in metal inserts, and it’s black (or shades of reddish brown) — chances are it’s a thermoset molded product.

  • Aerospace — an aircraft terminal housing is just one example where thermoset moldings provide the excellent dielectric properties, lightweight rigidity, and dimensional stability required by precision in-flight systems.
  • Household Appliances — a blower fan blade for a residential clothes dryer illustrates the ability of thermoset compression molded products to meet critical density and dimensional stability requirements.
  • Industrial Machinery — an adjustment wheel for an industrial milling machine displays the rugged workhorse qualities of a typical thermoset compression molding.

Other Molding Methods

Compare with Thermoset Transfer Molding, which is similar to compression molding, but with important differences.

Compare also with Thermoset Injection Molding, a familiar process in thermoplastics, now equally applicable to many thermoset materials.