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  • Management Cannot Afford to Make Mistakes with I4.0
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 3

    Management Cannot Afford to Make Mistakes with I4.0

    Editorial

    While some see the opportunities, others only see the risks. It was a remarkable three quarters of an hour during which representatives...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 4

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  • "We Want to Be more International"
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 6 - 7

    "We Want to Be more International"

    Moulding Expo Will Take Place at the End of May, with More than 700 Exhibitors

    The signs point to growth: more exhibitors, more internationality and (as far as predictable) more visitors – this is only the second...   more

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  • The Digital Twin Extends  the Business Model
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 8 - 11

    The Digital Twin Extends the Business Model

    New Control Concepts for Plastics Machinery in the Context of Industry 4.0 and IoT

    Currently, the plastics industry is fully focused on the topics of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). At K 2016, plastics...   more

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  • The Balance between Productivity  and Flexibility
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 12 - 13

    The Balance between Productivity and Flexibility

    Industry 4.0: Kunststoffe Talked to Professor Helmar Franz

    A digital wind of change? The fact is that "flaws in the system" are too severe and reservations of many customers (injection molders, in...   more

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  • Scheduling 4.0 for Factory 4.0
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 14 - 19

    Scheduling 4.0 for Factory 4.0

    Scheduling "Crashed" in the Computer by Simulation to Determine Optimized Parameter Settings

    Implementation of a factory 4.0 concept in the plastics processing industry requires "scheduling 4.0". Two management experts explain that...   more

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  • Precision Gating in Confined Spaces
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 20 - 23

    Precision Gating in Confined Spaces

    Ewikon Works out Valve Gate Solutions for Complex Parts

    When planning multi-cavity injection molds for the spray nozzle and the central valve of the pumping mechanism for a new trigger sprayer...   more

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  • Process-Optimized Production  with Unscrewing System
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 24 - 25

    Process-Optimized Production with Unscrewing System

    Schöttli High-Performance Molds for the Production of Luer Lock Syringe Barrels

    Schöttli’s servo-controlled unscrewing system with its special quick-change concept allows efficient production of high-precision medical...   more

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  • Unmissable
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 26 - 28

    Unmissable

    Mold and Tool Makers Now Have a New Home: Moulding Expo

    Right from start, the goal was to create a trade show "by the industry, for the industry." Mission accomplished: about half of the roughly...   more

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  • Adaptive Process Control –  What Is It for?
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 29 - 30

    Adaptive Process Control – What Is It for?

    Part 1 of the Series "More Stability in Injection Molding with APC plus"

    High-precision injection molding processes, too, are subject to a variety of disturbances, such as fluctuations in batches, production...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

  • Decor and Function on One Film
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 31 - 34

    Decor and Function on One Film

    Heyco Produces Injection Molded Parts with Class A Surface and Integral Electronics

    Today’s printed electronics on injection molded parts always have a multi-layer structure. Decor films are back-molded using the FIM...   more

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  • From 0 to 25,000 in One Second
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 35 - 36

    From 0 to 25,000 in One Second

    Processing Glass-Mat and Long-Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics in a Hot Press

    Researchers at the Institute of Lightweight Structures at the Chemnitz University of Applied Technology now use a versatile and...   more

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  • More than Hot Air
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 37 - 40

    More than Hot Air

    Structural Gluing of Semi-Crystalline Plastics through Atmospheric Plasma Treatment

    Many thermoplastic materials are very difficult to glue. Activation with atmospheric plasma significantly increases the adhesive force of...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Relyon Plasma GmbH

  • Series Production without  a Prototype Mold
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 41 - 44

    Series Production without a Prototype Mold

    Making Decisions about Thermoforming Processes more Efficient through Simulation

    In many areas, when developing plastic components, almost every process and every mold or die is optimized in advance with the aid of...   more

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  • Entering the Third Dimension with Light-Colored LDS Additives
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 45 - 48

    Entering the Third Dimension with Light-Colored LDS Additives

    Selective Metallization of Plastic Components with Laser Direct Structuring

    Three-dimensional molded interconnect devices combine electronic and mechanical functions. Plastics additives are necessary for activating...   more

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  • Sustainability Depending on the Details
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 49 - 52

    Sustainability Depending on the Details

    Bio-Based Filler Materials for Sheet Molding Compound Applications

    In case of thermoset Sheet Molding Compounds, the density of the resin paste can be reduced up to 22 % by replacing conventional filler...   more

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  • Lean Material Mix for Lightweight Interiors
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 53 - 56

    Lean Material Mix for Lightweight Interiors

    Microsandwich Made from a Fiber-Reinforced PP Nonwoven and a PET Foam Core for Vehicle Interior Trim Components

    The first series application of the lightweight material microsandwich in 2018 will reduce the weight of vehicle interior trim components...   more

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  • "Meaningful" and other Values
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 57

    "Meaningful" and other Values

    Tips and Hints on the Campus Material Database

    The Campus material database has been a source of comparative material data for industry decision-makers for over 25 years. The...   more

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  • Preview
    Kunststoffe international 2017/05, PAGE 58

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