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11 Making medical parts better Customers in the medical industry want devices that work better and cost less – automated manufacturing can meet these demands.


19 Making light work The switch to energy effi cient LED lighting is good news for producers of polymer optics. Chris Smith fi nds out why and looks at the latest processing ideas.


29 Getting to grips with energy Energy is a major cost for all injection moulders. Plastics processing expert Robin Kent provides some tips on the vital fi rst steps in managing its use.


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39 Machine buyers go high-tech Engel CEO Dr Peter Neumann says the global injection moulding market is shifting to higher technology. Chris Smith reports.


43 Sustainability drives innovation VDMA’s Blue Competence programme aims to deliver energy effi cient and less environmentally-damaging machine technologies. Chris Smith fi nds out more from some of the major machinery makers signed up to the initiative.


55 K2013: Materials 59 K2013: Machinery 64 K2013: Ancillaries


67 DFM: Reaping the benefi ts of tool standards Using tool standards can help control costs and shorten lead times. André Eichhorn explains why and how to integrate standards into the DFM process.


70 Diary


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