Injection moulding

Injection moulding is a production process in which a polymer melt is injected into a mould, where it is cooled in a steered way in order to be hardened out to receive a fixed desired shape. For injection moulding, knowledge of product design, mould design, rheology, and mould flow is required. This knowledge and experience is well available within the SPIC cluster. Research on injection moulding is performed on for example biopolymers (such as PLA, PHA and TPS), engineering plastics, medical grade parts and fiber filled products. After the research phase it can easily be up-scaled at the production partners within the SPIC-Emmen cluster.

We also have the equipment and knowledge to perform measurements for the Production Part Approval Process( PPaP) used in the automotive industry.

The company H&P Moulding in Emmen has 22 injection moulding machines with clamping tonnages from 10 to 130 T. One of these machines can mould 2 components. Virtually all thermoplastic materials can be processed and we therefore have material dehumidifying equipment and mould temperature controlling units. This equipment can be used from research to full production.
The production facility is ISO 13485 certified, specifically for medical parts, for which it has a ISO class 7 clean room

Production injection moulding

1300 kN clamping force

Production

Up-scaling research

500 kN clamping force

Up-scaling

R&D injection moulding

100 kN clamping force (e.g. dogbones)

Research-scale

Polycondensation pilot plant 150L (Expected 2019)

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Polycondensation glass autoclave (<1 kg)

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Production SSP

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Pilot tumble dryers SSP

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Small scale SSP (gram – kg)

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Production compounding (up to 45 MT per day)

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Compounding pilot scale with the ZSK 30

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Haake Kneader for compounding

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Haake Polylab Filmcasting

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Haake Polylab Filmblowing Polymer

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Haake lab extruder – monofilaments

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R&D drawing of polymer filaments

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Production machinery high tenacity yarns

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Tire yarn spin-draw-winding (HSSDW) spinning machine

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Pilot plant spinning machine

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Small scale spinning equipment

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Wanner Technik GmbH C13.20sv Granulator (2016)

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Ultimaker 2 Desktop FDM 3D Printer

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Thermo Scientific Vacuum Oven

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Mould shrinkage analysis

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Original Pallmann Granulator PS200

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Mössner Record Bandsaw machine

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MEAF sheet thermoforming machine MEALUX-60H

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LulzBot TAZ 5 FDM 3D Printer

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Kossel DELTA FDM 3D Printer

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ISO Quick Change mold

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Formlabs FORM 2 Desktop SLA 3D Printer + Form Wash and Cure

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Extrudex N25-25D Filament extruder (2000)

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Engel e-mac 170/50 injection moulding machine (2013)

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KraussMaffei Berstorff compounding extruder (2017)

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Autodesk EMBER Desktop DLP 3D Printer

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Arburg 320S Allrounder 350-150 injection moulding machine (1998)

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3DEVO NEXT Filament Extruder

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