Swiss Plastics Platform

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On the Swiss Plastics Platform, leading companies in the plastics industry publish innovations, videos, specialist know-how, events, and much more.

Hildebrand Technology Gema Switzerland 8. November 2021
Video

iONstream 4.0 – extremly fast & easy installation

iONstream 4.0 has been designed to make installation simple and extremly fast. See and be amazed at how quickly any operator can use the intelligent electrostatic discharging bar.

Swiss Plastics Cluster 16. September 2021
Know-How

Injection overmolding of sensitive components

Discover the latest article we published in KunststoffXtra in collaboration with iRAP - (Institute for Applied Plastics Research). Das Projekt Assytronic, das zwischen dem Institut iRAP und 8 Industriepartnern des Swiss Plastics Cluster durchgeführt wird, zeigt die konkreten Möglichkeiten des direk

ENGEL 2. July 2021
Showcase

Efficient turn-key solution for multi-component production

With ACH Solution, ENGEL presents a holistic production solution for high-quality 2C respirators with silicone sealing lip and replaceable filter on two injection moulding machines.

Hildebrand Technology Gema Switzerland 29. June 2021
Showcase

Ionisation system for thermoforming lines: Bachmann Forming

BACHMANN FORMING AG develops customised, intelligent packaging solutions and manufactures to the highest quality standards. Thanks to iONstream 4.0, the thermoformed trays are guaranteed to be unloaded, enabling a fast and smooth process.

Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH 1. June 2021
Know-How

Virtual Masterclass arouses great interest

2 successful online events are behind us, which we were able to hold together with our partners Tebis AG and FOOKE GmbH. The topics ranged from digital twins to the production of a vacuum clamping device made of polyurethane block material. Learn more about the highlights here.

Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH 26. May 2021
Product Highlight

HEXACUT® - End mill

Through close cooperation with end users in the CFRP industry, we were able to develop a new cutter geometry based on the HEXACUT® CFRP cutter geometry. The new DIP®6p diamond coating enables maximum tool life - even with challenging materials.

Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH 26. May 2021
Video

Machining peek with the HC402

Thread milling in particular is an ideal option for threading of both PEEK holes and bosses. This threading technique can yield better quality threads and higher productivity than its alternatives. But see for yourself in the video!

ENGEL 29. March 2021
Service Highlight

Preventive maintenance with ENGEL care maintenance packages

Regular maintenance is a prerequisite for permanently smooth operation and safe working conditions in your injection moulding production. With ENGEL care, you benefit from full flexibility and choose from a variety of packages: from a simple inspection to a proactive maintenance plan.

Hildebrand Technology Gema Switzerland 11. March 2021
Product Highlight

iONstream 4.0 - Intelligent electrostatic discharging

iONstream 4.0 is a high performance AUTODC® static neutralising system. It incorporates the latest technological developments and is micro-controller operated. Electrode contamina-tion and emitter pin status, as well as neutralising efficiency, are continuously moni-tored and visualized.

ENGEL 15. December 2020
Showcase

Tiebar-less for more efficiency and safety in the clean room

As universal fasteners, we encounter cable ties in all areas of life – even in medical technology. Samaplast produces similar connecting elements for closing the sternum after open heart surgery on ENGEL's tie-bar-less injection moulding machines in the clean room.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 1. December 2020
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Scratch-resistant kitchen decorations created in one process

A. & J. Stöckli AG produces high-quality injection molded components, among others for household items. To create design panels for an oven, the Swiss company relied entirely on KraussMaffei's system competence to implement IMD (In-Mold Decoration) technology.

MessX AG 20. October 2020
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Quality assurance with computer tomography

Hamilton Medical AG manufactures ventilation solutions for seriously ill patients. Using computed tomography, the company has been able to analyse and optimise the welding geometries of its flow sensors, resulting in a significant reduction in production waste.

HB-Therm AG 12. October 2020
Video

Heating: Energy efficiency with a lifetime warranty

The heating system is a frequent cause of failure of a temperature control unit. We have changed that! With our heating system without direct contact with the heat transfer medium. A system without tank, which requires much less energy and one that will give you a lifetime warranty on top.

HB-Therm AG 6. October 2020
Video

Unit calibration ex works

Even highly accurate probes and sensors have their tolerances. For example, up to 6 °C of the process temperature often remain undetected when a temperature control unit is replaced. With our device calibration ex works, we ensure reliable and reproducible temperature control.

Semadeni Plastics Group 6. October 2020
Showcase

How laboratory equipment contributes to climate protection

What would happen if an invention was made which allowed the industry to neutralise its CO2 emissions and thus stop climate change? In the global flight against carbon dioxide, a solution ready for mass production could soon save the planet from a climate shock.