“We can respond to the requirements and requests of our customers in the various industries even faster, and provide them with more targeted support in solving their very individual challenges,” said Engel Machinery president Mark Sankovitch.
“As a systems provider, we are increasingly accompanying our customers throughout the entire life cycle of the machines and systems—this is a trend that we are addressing with the new structure,” he added.
The five areas are automotive, technical moulding, telectronics, medical and packaging.
NPE2018 marks the first North America showing of Engel’s a fully automated production cell for the DecoJect process — a technology that combines injection moulding and in-mould graining.
The process can make premium automotive interior components, so at NPE, an Engel duo press will produce interior upper door trim with various surface structures.
As opposed to convention in-mould decorating, DecoJect does just transfer the paint from the foil to the part. Instead, the foil is punched out and remains on the component—so in addition to colour and pattern, surface structure and haptics are also added.