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Beaumont, Roctool Teaming Up

Beaumont’s headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania will now serve as Roctool’s North American Technology Demonstration and Trial Center.


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Beaumont Expands Sales Team

Beaumont is excited to announce the expansion of our North American sales team.


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Alex Beaumont is a “Rising Star”

Beaumont’s own Alex Beaumont was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” by Plastics News. He and his fellow members of the this year’s class represent a collective of accomplished and educated young leaders who are successfully propelling the plastics industry forward. Alex was nominated for this distinction by Russ Broome, the Senior Director of Business Development at PLASTICS.

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Beaumont’s AIM Institute launches Online Moldflow Insight Training

Beaumont’s American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute is now offering Autodesk Moldflow Insight training online.

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Beaumont + AIM Launch Free Webinar Series

Through the end of May, we will feature a weekly educational webinar – free and open to everyone.


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Measuring Viscosity: Capillary Rheometer vs. Injection Mold Rheometer

Thermoplastics viscosities are described as having a pseudo-plastic non-Newtonian behavior. This type of behavior means that as you push the material at a faster rate, the polymer exhibits a reduction in viscosity. There are two critical factors that affect the viscosity of plastics: temperature and shear rate.

In our material characterization lab we measure viscosity utilizing two primary, capillary based systems: Autodesk Moldflow Injection Molding Rheometer (IMR) and Capillary Rheometer. (We will touch on Therma-flo™ separately in a later article.) Each piece of equipment and associated test method has its own benefits and drawbacks, but the IMR remains the preferred method for material characterization to simulate the injection molding process.


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Beaumont’s Mike Hall Earns Autodesk Expert Certification

Beaumont’s simulation team now has another Expert-Certified engineer on its roster. Congratulations to Mike Hall for earning his certification last month.


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Beaumont’s MeltFlipper Successful at “Quest”

The injection molding journey can be quite challenging as manufacturers try to navigate the perils of shear-induced heating and fill imbalances. Some companies are more well-prepared for this journey than others, and Quest Industries is at the forefront of knowing what resources they have at their disposal to achieve well-made plastic parts.


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