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How does a plastic injection moulding machine work?

But before we answer that question, let’s take a broader look at the industrial uses of plastic injection moulding. How it has become such an important tool in the manufacture of an extraordinarily wide range of components, many of which we are likely to encounter in our everyday lives. Plastic injection moulding is a universal …

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Hybrid additive manufacturing speeds production

Speed is of the essence in the production of injection moulded components. Manufacturers need to get their designs from concept to production as quickly as possible. Moulders also need to achieve the shortest possible part production cycle times to maximise productivity and keep unit costs down. The manufacture of mould tools suitable for the high-volume …

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Hybrid technology advance boosts production

A revolution in toolmaking technology is driving up the quality and speed of manufacture of injection mould tools that produce plastic parts. At the heart of this revolution is the way additive and subtractive equipment work together in an integrated process. Mould tools incorporate cooling channels to prevent distortion in the moulds they form. These …

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Hybrid hopefuls – combined machining and 3D printing machines get first UK users

Leading industry magazine, Machinery, has featured an editorial from Marcel Gowers. The editor, Andrew Allcock recently visited our production facilities in Oxford. The article explains how we incorporated the new metal hybrid manufacturing process into our facilities as well as the benefits it brings to our customers. Read the full article online

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New answer to conformal cooling

Leading industry magazine, Controls Drives & Automation, has featured an editorial from Marcel Gowers. A recent step change in technology is set to revolutionise the manufacture of mould tools for plastic parts. The article explains this development and how the new service overcomes many barriers and makes conformal cooling a much more viable option. Read …

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Speed up production of conformal cooled tool inserts

Leading industry magazine, Production Engineering Solutions, has featured an editorial from Marcel Gowers. Creating more effective conformal style of cooling channels, particularly within complex shaped moulds, can be challenging. The article describes a novel hybrid tool manufacturing technique that overcomes the many hurdles to producing conformal cooling channels and other complex mould features. Read the …

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Hybrid additive manufacturing can speed up mould making

Leading magazine for the plastic and rubber industries, British Plastics & Rubber, has featured an editorial from our Additive Applications Engineering Manager, Marcel Gowers. The article outlines how injection mould tools can now be created in the UK in half the time required for conventional toolmaking. Read the full article online

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Hybrid technology from OGM reduces injection mould tooling lead-times by 50%

An innovative new service from OGM, a leading UK injection moulding specialist, has been introduced to reduce the lead-time for producing mould tooling by up to 50%. Based on the combination of conventional subtractive machining and the latest additive manufacturing processes, to form a hybrid technology, the new Rapid Production Mould Tools (RPMT) service will …

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