The latest inmold technology: Hot-gas welding from Engel


The latest in a long list of processing technologies from the Austria-based, globally operating injection molding and automation supplier Engel creates yet another acronym starting with IM for in-mold: Now there's "IMW" for in-mold welding.

Working with collaborators Hummel-Formen and KVT Bielefeld, Engel has a patent pending for what it has named joinmelt: hot gas welding inside the mold, which moves yet another traditional downstream, post-mold process back upstream into the tool. ...
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