Industry 4.0

As the Italian plastics market prepares for PLAST 2018 in Milan, Amaplast has reported positive export growth for the industry, recording double-digit growth from January to September 2017. more

2 Jan 2018 11:21 industry

Hasco is investing in digitisation, helping customers to find and design mould-making hardware efficiently via a single platform. EPPM caught up with Dirk Paulmann, Executive Vice-President of Sales and Business Development, at Fakuma. more

28 Nov 2017 09:30 industry

RGE Group, a UK-based injection moulding company, has teamed up with IoT startup ThingTrax to deploy ThingTrax’s Industry 4.0 platform across two factories in the UK and US. more

27 Oct 2017 11:37 industry

Growth and the rise and rise of inject 4.0 in practice were the overarching themes of ENGEL's meeting with the press at Fakuma this week. more

18 Oct 2017 14:36 FAKUMA 2017

An updated Manufacturing Execution System is helping BNL Plastics Bearings expand its global business. more

4 Aug 2017 14:02 industry

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Visitors to Fakuma will see demonstrations from ProTec’s speciality materials handling units and polymer pellets designed for vehicle engine parts. more

31 Jul 2017 11:43 FAKUMA 2017

Vibrotech, an infeed engineering firm from Tuscany, has sold forty per cent of its company to Marchesini. more

26 Jul 2017 11:27 industry

Most-read European plastics headlines: June 2017

We're half way through the year and June brought us a perfect cross-section of the European plastics zeitgeist when we look at our most-read news. more

30 Jun 2017 12:04 editor's blog

The Automation Arena will debut at this year’s exhibition as Labelexpo returns to Brussels. more

7 Jun 2017 11:28 industry

Big four accountant KPMG has released a review of tech take-up amongst manufacturers, showing larger gains need to be made to reach Industry 4.0 adoption at scale. more

2 Jun 2017 14:25 industry

MeetingPack is a unique global event specialising in barrier packaging being held in Valencia from 30th to 31st May 2017. more

19 May 2017 15:03 industry

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Baden-Württemburg leader Winfried Kretschmann given smart luggage tag at Arburg’s Industry 4.0 display. more

10 May 2017 11:44 industry

The VDMA is championing Industry 4.0 at CHINAPLAS 2017, where the German machinery association will be demonstrating how the smart factory is something every plastics processor can aspire to. more

20 Apr 2017 11:08 industry

Sepro and Milacron Europe are working together, with Sepro manufacturing 3-and 5-axis robots to be sold along with Milacron injection moulding machines throughout Europe. more

6 Apr 2017 15:05 machinery

In less than a month, interpack 2017 will be opening its doors and it seems visitors are in for another amazing event, with a bigger show floor and some truly exciting complementary events. more

6 Apr 2017 11:21 industry



Arburg can reflect on the success of its annual Technology Days event, which welcomed over 6,700 guests to the plastics processing giant's headquarters in Lossburg. more

23 Mar 2017 11:05 industry

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Arburg will show ‘smart’ luggage tag as an example of Industry 4.0 at Hannover Trade Show. more

22 Feb 2017 15:35 machinery

GE promises 20k women in scientific roles by 2020

GE has promised to have 20,000 women in scientific roles by 2020 in its on-going commitment to boosting the number of females in the engineering industry. more

16 Feb 2017 14:48 editor's blog

An automotives mould maker has sped up CAD completion by over a third, after Vero Software redesigned its IT system to embrace Industry 4.0. more

13 Feb 2017 16:15 machinery

Industry 4.0 and plastic processing in 2017

EPPM reviews the Industry 4.0 trends and implications that we predict will affect plastics processors this year. more

1 Feb 2017 09:28 guest blogs

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