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    Global Machinery Trends 2017
    What Exactly is Industry 4.0?
    Robots Rising: Collaborators or Competitors?
    Education Start-Up Taking a Novel Approach
    Methodologies for Better Tool Design
    ACCE Best Papers: Glass-Fiber Composites
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  • Unusual ‘Extrusion’ Molding Is Commercial

    September 13, 2016

Aurisonics Rockets


Low-shear, low pressure “extrusion” molding machines developed by Extrude to Fill LLC, Loveland, CO, a 2014 start-up, have been commercially molding tiny acoustic parts since 2015. Extrude to Fill’s process melts plastic without motion using electric heater bands in a thin-walled extruder barrel using conduction, not compression or friction between screw and barrel. The screw turns only to fill molds.


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What's Coming Up

  • Coming in February: "Medical Plastics: Up Close & Personal"


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Markets: Medical parts (design & validation); resins (medical) and thermosets; healthcare packaging; sterilization; 3D printing/additive manufacturing; primary machinery & tooling (molding, extrusion, thermoforming); auxiliaries (robots, testing services & equipment, monitoring, inspection), legal services; universities & technical colleges, training providers, energy measurement products & management services, etc.

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