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Plastic Molding Machines

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)

Abstract

This chapter analyzes the use of industrial robots in the molding of plastics. First, the various processes used for molding are described, and the characteristics of molding operations are examined. Next, the potential for robot installations are reviewed. Finally, several industrial applications of robots for plastics molding are presented.

Keywords

Injection Molding Industrial Robot Molding Machine Secondary Operation Plastic Part 
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