The benefits of micromolding machines


Formative Tech, the Southeast Asian distributors for the Spanish-built Babyplast double plunger-type micro-injection molding machine is one company that practices what it preaches. Its sister company LNE is a Shanghai, China-based processor that operates nine Babyplast presses plus three "autonomous injection units," or UAIs in Babyplast parlance, that can be clipped onto larger machines to enable multi-shot molding.

These machines operate alongside a stable of 50 Sumitomo and Demag injection molding presses, but LNE often discovers that conventional machines have too large shot weight for the micro-parts it sometimes molds, and consume much more energy than a micromolding machine despite the former sometimes being an all-electric machine.
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