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Pixelated Temperature Control

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Surface Generation Ltd. (Oakham, UK) has developed technology that combines hardware and software to provide a ‘digital molding environment’ where precise thermal management enables massive reductions in energy consumption, cycle time and processing pressures. Termed PtFS, for Production to Functional Specification, this technology enables ‘pixelated’ temperature control up to 1,000°C and improved processing of even the most complex applications spanning thermosets and thermoplastics, all types of reinforcements including carbon fiber, and embedded electronics as well as metal and glass combinations in a variety of processes, including injection and compression molding