Fakuma has become known as one of the largest international trade fairs for plastics processing, and has become the place for new technology introductions. At this year's Fakuma (Oct. 14-18) in Friedrichshafen, Braunform will focus on its MED mold standard for cleanroom molding using modular inserts of a 96-cavity injection mold for a pen hub (needle holder). Braunform will be at booth #5207 in Hall A5.
During the exhibition, a high cavity injection mold with a cycle time of 3.9 second will be exhibited at the booth of Engel, on a fully electric e-motion 220-ton press. The mold was designed and built by Braunform as an R&D project for developing new technologies and possibilities for this technology, Braunform told PlasticsToday. The high-cavity injection mold processes the polypropylene pen hubs in a highly automated manufacturing cell under constant visual monitoring. Using cores designed with a diameter of only 0.3mm and 0.5mm, the mold is designed according to the latest, state-of-the-art technology.