Current news from the mold and die industry

Meusburger joins forces in 2020

During 2020, the Austrian company Meusburger fully integrates the hot runner and control systems specialist PSG, which was taken over in 2016, into the company and will then operate under the Meusburger brand. PSG remains a strong product brand.

MMC Hitachi Tool opens branch in the Netherlands for the Benelux countries

MMC Hitachi Tool, a world-leading Japanese manufacturer of milling and drilling tools for soft and hard processing in mold and die construction, is opening a new branch for the Benelux countries. MOLDINO Benelux is situated in Valkenswaard, at the heart of the Dutch industrial region of North Brabant. Thanks to the convenient location, customers in Belgium and Luxembourg can also be quickly reached from the site. 

K 2019 gives a clear signal for responsible handling of plastics

K, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, has drawn to a close in Düsseldorf after eight days on Wednesday (23 October 2019). The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable, future-oriented material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity of having operational circular economies along the complete material chain and to this end already presented concrete solutions. Companies struck a nerve with people with this focus because the approximately 225,000 visitors from 165 countries took great interest especially in recycling systems, sustainable raw materials, resource-saving processes.

parts2clean supporting program: information, innovation and expertise

Properly cleaned parts and components are a basic requirement in every branch of industry today in order to ensure the integrity of downstream processes and trouble-free product functionality. parts2clean in Stuttgart highlights various options for optimizing processes. Special displays and a forum program also provide attendees with valuable information and expertise at the leading international trade fair for industrial parts and surface cleaning.


From 14 to 16 January 2020, the European die casting sector will gather at the EUROGUSS trade fair in Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. EUROGUSS is the only event covering the entire die casting process chain, from high-tech machines through new materials to efficient services.

EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times

Round about 117,000 production specialists from 150 countries convened at the world’s leading tradeshow for the metalworking industry, EMO Hannover 2019. “This EMO Hannover 2019 built on the success of our boom year in 2017,” reported EMO General Commissioner Carl Martin Welcker.

ifw mould tec built the largest mould to date

90 tonnes: Such was the quantity of steel recently used to manufacture a 60-tonne mould – the largest ever produced by ifw mould tec. Headquartered in Micheldorf, Austria, and serving the production needs of the fitting, automotive, furniture and packaging industries, the company succeeded in further expanding its know-how in the field of large-scale mouldmaking in recent years.

INCOE USA Completes Move into New Global Headquarters in Auburn Hills

INCOE Corporation USA announces the successful move of three facilities in the Metro Detroit area into their new 12,820 m² Global Headquarters, which took place throughout the month of August.

Strack Norma: New test hall for an even higher safety of pressure equipments

Strack Norma, a German manufacturer of standard parts for the tool- and mould making, is now one of the first companies in the industry which examines all its pressure equipments and work equipment in a new company-owned test hall.

New hot runner technical center for HASCO hot runner with SmartPower 120/350 from Wittmann Battenfeld

HASCO continues to expand its hot runner business and invests continuously in innovation. In June, HASCO hot runner opened a newly constructed hot runner technical center at its location in Guntramsdorf, Austria. The heart of this facility is the new SmartPower 120/350 servo-hydraulic injection molding machine from Wittmann Battenfeld. 

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