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In March 2021, AGS Technology installed three more iMFLUX units on its JSW injection molding equipment.
AGS Technology has taken delivery, installed, and is running production on two new JSW injection molding machines.
Most of the time, the clamp tonnage required to keep the mold closed during plastic injection is the key factor that dictates press size. Traditionally processors have attacked clamp tonnage using higher flow materials, increasing wall thickness, shortening length of flow and specifying larger gate sizes. Now there is another bullet in the holster; iMFLUX constant low pressure molding.
ABS+PC are blends of the amorphous engineering thermoplastics, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and polycarbonate (PC). ABS+PC is similar in many ways to its component resins, but combines the mechanical and thermal properties of polycarbonate with the processability and economy of ABS.
An OEM of water tank systems was receiving major price increases on virgin, high impact ABS used for tank bases molded in-house. In addition, high warranty claims on bases deforming with larger storage tanks in hot climates was driving an expensive part engineering change.
An automotive fuel tank supplier for General Motors full size trucks needed to add a stone protection shield with an integrated handle on its 26 and 34 gallon tanks. The shield provides an added level of protection from road debris as well as an ergonomic handle for assembly plant operators to retract the tank from its shipping rack.
Polyethylene is the largest volume thermoplastic used today. Polyethylene is available in a variety of grades that have a wide range of properties and are classified according to density.
Once again, AGS is featured alongside our partner iMFLUX in the August 2020 issue of Plastics Technology.
Glass fiber reinforced Nylon is a material often used to replace metal due to its higher strength to weight ratio. While Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 offer similar benefits there are distinct differences that should be taken into account when selecting between the two grades.
A world class filtration systems supplier for various types of filters to the heavy equipment industry was under cost pressure to be competitive on a global basis without sacrificing their customers rigorous performance specifications.