Plastics Technology

DEC 2018

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TEL: 734.741.7000 www.ubemachinery.com Plastics Technology Executive Editor Matt Naitove posted two early reports on the Fakuma plastics fair (Friedrich- shafen, Germany; Oct. 16-20). Trexel highlighted a non-destructive method to test the internal structure of molded parts, while Milacron showed the first integra- tion of the iMFLUX low- pressure molding technology into its machine controller. (For more news from Fakuma see Naitove's report on p. 14.) short.ptonline.com/iMFLUX Plastics Technology was on hand in late October in Ann Arbor, Mich., when injec- tion molding machine manufacturer Ube Machinery Inc. officially opened the new fourth bay of its factory. The expan- sion will allow it to double capacity for machine assembly and rebuilds. To mark the occasion, Ube invited local dignitar- ies to participate in a traditional Kagami Biraki ceremony, replete with mallets and sake barrels. Kampai! youtu.be/uihhxg3OTLU W e D e l i v e r W o r l d C l a s s P e r f o r m a n c e All Electric Toggle 390us ~ 3900us ton Two Platen Servo Hydraulic 1200us ~ 3900us ton Electric Two Platen 1200us ~ 3900us ton TEL: 734.741.7000 www.ubemachinery.com SLIDESHOW Speaker Highlights from Extrusion 2018 Plastics Technology's annual Extrusion conference organized its largest and most successful edition to date in Cleveland in September. Nearly 600 participants chose from more than 70 presenta- tions to deepen their extrusion expertise. This slideshow features some speaker highlights from the two-and-a-half-day event. Shown here is Plastics Technology Editorial Director Jim Callari, who is the event's technical program chairman. short.ptonline.com/EXT18 Ube Opens Facility Expansion (and Sake Barrels) BLOG Early Scoops from Fakuma Stay up with our video reports by subscribing to our YouTube Channel: short.ptonline.com/yfZBD0uY There's more on the web at PTonline.com 2 DECEMBER 2018 Plastics Technology PTonline.com Web E xclusives

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