Edition 307
09 February 2023
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The legendary and unique Microgel Temperature Control Unit from Frigel, supplied exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Summit Systems, has recently been re-engineered with enhanced features for technical moulding sectors such as medical, pharma and automotive, increasing its already outstanding reliability, useability, and efficiency.
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HP MJF 3D printers
In January 2023, leading injection moulding consultancy Plazology strengthened its position in Industry 4.0 with the addition of KraussMaffei socialProduction.
This software now allows Plazology to integrate processing trends and autonomous maintenance planning.
Plastribution's Price Know-How
The Piovan Group has been making improvements to grow its sustainability rating. It currently ranks in the 27th percentile among all 15,620 international companies analysed by Sustainalytics, a Morningstar group company, and in the 5th percentile of companies in Industrial machinery alone. 
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HandsOnMetrology officially launched the ZEISS T-Scan Hawk 2, a hand-held laser 3D scanner, on the 31st of January 2023.
A series of two webinars covered the new product and its features and benefits. As an official HandsOnMetrology reseller, Midlands based Central Scanning has all the details on this new generation of the T-Scan Hawk.
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Bunting has announced three key internal senior promotions at their UK Redditch and Berkhamsted manufacturing facilities. Adrian Coleman assumes the post of European Technical Director, with Alison Flower replacing him as the Bunting-Redditch General Manager. David Hocking is promoted to the same position of General Manager at Bunting-Berkhamsted.
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Trotec’s TroLase Metallic and Metallic Plus acrylic ranges are perfect alternatives to metal marking and engraving. The key advantage offered by metallic laminates is their acrylic base, making them suitable for both laser cutting and engraving with a CO2 laser machine.
Time is money for any business, and with the cost of metals rising, metallic engraving laminates provide a cost-effective alternative for businesses.
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2023 is an important year for Labotek GB Ltd as they embark on building their team to match the company’s growth over the last 5 years. Tim Peet, Managing Director, welcomed Robert Siggee to the engineering team as the Senior Installations Co-Ordinator. Rob brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the planning and installation of material conveying systems and the construction of Silos.
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Temperature control has a major influence on the quality of the mouldings. For around 35 years now, HASCO hot runner has been intensively involved in the further development of hot runner control units and offers a variety of different units for customised applications.
All the control units give a high level of production reliability and offer unique user-friendliness, control accuracy and longevity.
An agreement between leading VEKA and Halo window and door fabricator Glazerite UK Group Ltd and VEKA Recycling Ltd for all virgin offcut material and limited volumes of post-consumer frames to be collected and recycled has created a perfect model of the ideal window industry circular economy arrangement.
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Customised Packaging Limited can manufacture their own high-quality polyolefin sheet and rolls, with a sheet capacity up to 1560mm wide and roll capacity up to 1400mm wide. 
Using multiple on-site extrusion lines, they can extrude raw plastic pellets to customise any size, colour, finish, and prime/reprocessed polymer content you require.
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Tickets are now available for the 48th Annual Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association (SPRA) Dinner Dance, which will be held on Friday 17th March 2023 at the Radisson Blu Edinburgh.
The evening will include a gala dinner, dancing to a live Cèilidh band and an entertaining after-dinner speaker.
Moving your plastic injection moulding operation to a different manufacturer is nothing new.
If you’re thinking of making the move but aren’t quite sure what the process involves, then you’re in the right place with BEC Group’s latest blog.
If you’re looking to implement smart factory technology you’re not alone.
Digitising your factory can be very cost-effective, and potentially low cost too. It’s not a capex expenditure, so potentially easier to find the budget. And most importantly you are likely to see a substantial ROI within weeks.
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