There was a recent article about why people don't particularly accept Scientific Molding. It was called "Pushback"—or essentially people resisting change. I think the issue is more than that.
What is Scientific Molding?
While the title "Scientific Molding" is definitely sexy, it's actually a methodology, not some kind of "science". In its best light, Scientific Molding mandates that users have capable machines, good molds, and a process set up by various experiments that can justify the optimization of each segment. This creates an optimized process delivering the maximum productivity of this particular mold with the least amount of scrap.
Does Scientific Molding need specialized equipment?
Much of the pushback is aimed at what I'll call the "true believers" who think every mold should have a transducer in it and every machine should be outfitted with a signal processor. Naturally this drives up costs. If this was the secret to Scientific Molding, machine manufacturers would have incorporated these electronics into their control panel and mold base manufacturers would sell transducers with every mold base. The facts prove otherwise: The principles of Scientific Molding can be applied successfully without this add-on equipment.