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Get the latest sensXPERT insights. Everything you need to know about smart manufacturing and real-time process control in polymer and composites part production. From blog posts and white papers to webinars and videos, explore plastic industry trends and sensXPERT’s intelligent sensor technology.


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EU Taxonomy

Overcoming Automotive Plastics Production Challenges

This article will navigate the various production-specific and industry-wide challenges faced by the automotive plastics manufacturing industry. From skilled labor shortages and production recovery, to disrupted supply chains and the emergence of industry 4.0, this article will highlight the challenges and present automotive manufacturers with opportunities to combat them.

Digitizing Automotive Composite Manufacturing Using Real-Time Material Characterization

Live Webinar | 12 October 2023 | 5 PM CET This webinar presents how dielectric sensors, machine learning, and material models are combined to provide live monitoring, prediction, and optimization during the manufacturing process for each individual part.

EU taxonomy: How SMEs in the plastics industry are affected

The plastics industry is under increasing pressure to introduce sustainable production processes. In the case of suppliers, companies must disclose information about the sustainable practices they implement throughout their processes.


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White Paper | September 29th, 2023

Investigating Automotive Plastics Manufacturing

What challenges has the automotive manufacturing industry faced? What trends are emerging? How can automotive manufacturers best optimize their processes? Find out about all that and more in this white paper.

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Blog | September 28th, 2023

Overcoming Automotive Plastics Production Challenges

This article will navigate the various production-specific and industry-wide challenges faced by the automotive plastics manufacturing industry.

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Webinar | September 21st, 2023

Digitizing Automotive Composite Manufacturing Using Real-Time Material Characterization 

Put material knowledge at the heart of process enhancement: How to digitze automotive composite manufacturing

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Blog | September 21st, 2023

EU taxonomy: How SMEs in the plastics industry are affected

How does the EU taxonomy impact SMEs in the plastics industry? Read about the financial effects and new technologies for sustainable production.

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Event | September 20th, 2023

CAMX 2023

We are an exhibitor at CAMX 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Meet us at booth T63 and experience sensXPERT Digital Mold.

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Blog | September 14th, 2023

Automotive Plastics Manufacturing Trends in 2023

How beneficial is plastic in automotive manufacturing? Read on to learn about the latest automotive plastics manufacturing trends.

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Webinar | September 11th, 2023

Paving the Way Towards Sustainable Part Production: Approach and Case History

Exploiting energy savings and waste reduction potentials supports customers in reaching ESG goals and achieving more sustainable composite part production processes

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Blog | September 7th, 2023

Is Plastics Manufacturing Sustainable?

The European Union has outlined its goals for a carbon-neutral society within the next 10 years, yet a major hurdle remains. The production of non-biodegradable materials is growing, and its industries are looking for more ways to tackle the ever-important objective: ‘net-zero’.    Plastics: A Growing Industry The first fully synthesized plastic polymer to pioneer global […]

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White Paper | September 7th, 2023

sensXPERT Deep Dive White Paper

Discover the Building Blocks of a Dynamic Process Control Solution

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Event | September 4th, 2023

Fakuma 2023

Join us in Hall 4 Booth 5412 at Fakuma 2023, the premier international trade fair for plastics processing and manufacturing.

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White Paper | August 31st, 2023

Enabling Sustainability in the Plastics Industry

What does the European Green Deal mean for plastics processors? Learn how you can achieve a sustainable, yet cost-effective production while meeting the requirements prescribed by the new taxonomy legislation.

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Blog | August 24th, 2023

Contactless Measurement of Plastics and Fiber Composites Crosslinking

For about 20 years, the plastics industry has witnessed the coming together of measurement technology and processing. Technical process control challenges, along with a resulting desire for transparency in process technology, brought about initial investments in sensor technology and software tools. This generated certain added value, but desired outcomes often failed to materialize for participating […]

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Event | August 17th, 2023

Interplas 2023

Unveil plastics innovation at Interplas 2023. Join us in Birmingham, Booth C92, for demos, insights, networking, and an exclusive speech.

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Video | August 17th, 2023

Putting Plastics at the Heart of Future Sustainability

Cornelia Beyer explains how our technology helps plastic processing companies meet their challenges and benefit from new sustainability legislation

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Blog | August 17th, 2023

The sensXPERT Digital Cloud Service 

In the last two weeks, we introduced three components of our Equipment-as-a-Service sensXPERT Digital Mold solution. Specifically, we covered the sensXPERT material characterization sensors, edge device, and edge device interface. To round out this series, we will take a closer look at the final element of Digital Mold – the sensXPERT Digital Cloud Service.    Developed […]

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Blog | August 10th, 2023

The sensXPERT Edge Device and Interface

If you have read up on our sensXPERT Digital Mold solution or tried out our illuminating AR Experience, then you might be aware of the vital role played by the sensXPERT edge device in collecting and transferring process data. You might have also learned about on the edge device interface, which allows machine operators to […]

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Blog | August 3rd, 2023

sensXPERT Material Characterization Sensors 

Material characterization is invaluable in plastics manufacturing. Through the implementation of material characterization tests, manufacturers can ensure the quality, performance, and safety of their final products. There are numerous material characterization techniques and tests that can be conducted at different stages of production. This article will examine in-mold material characterization in specific. Additionally, we will […]

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Press | August 1st, 2023

Experience data-driven process optimization in plastics production

At Interplas 2023, sensXPERT will present an AR experience to show how any plastics production can be sensor-based, data-driven, and dynamically controlled. sensXPERT Digital Mold now ensures optimized process and quality control in numerous plastics production facilities worldwide. At Interplas 2023, visitors can see how the innovative sensor technology operates – and how they can […]

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Blog | July 27th, 2023

5 Ways to Optimize your Thermoset Production for Industry 4.0

With more industries advancing with the rapid trend of digitization, thermosetting has become a key manufacturing focus for its ever-growing demand. The question stands: how can thermoset production be optimized to maintain supply and demand from some of the globe’s largest sectors? Thermoset Production in 2023 The world of manufacturing has changed dramatically over the […]

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Blog | July 20th, 2023

Exploring the Plastic Industry’s Materials Landscape 

To be well-informed in plastics manufacturing environments, considerable understanding of the materials involved is paramount. Found in daily consumer products and components used in significant industries such as automotive, aviation, and electronics, plastic use is widespread. So, what makes plastic so versatile and functional? The answer can be found in the careful selection and application […]

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Blog | July 13th, 2023

Accelerating Quality Control in Plastics Manufacturing 

In the efficiency-driven world of plastic part manufacturing, yielding products of the highest quality is integral to customer satisfaction, product reliability, and securing a competitive edge. Implementing quality control (QC) measures is one way for manufacturers to guarantee final part quality. However, there are several factors that might impede the ability to successfully conduct quality […]

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Blog | June 22nd, 2023

The Problem with Plastic: #3 Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is paramount in the plastics manufacturing industry. If a manufacturer’s plastic part production proved unreliable and substandard, customers would be left unsatisfied, manufacturers would not meet industry standards, and they would be unable to compete effectively in such a demanding industry.    To wrap up our series on ‘The Problem with Plastic,’ our final […]

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Blog | June 15th, 2023

The Problem with Plastic: #2 Process Stability

Process stability is essential in plastic part manufacturing. By maintaining a stable process, challenges such as manufacturing defects are less likely to occur. However, it is not always easy to foresee deviations or issues that would otherwise require immediate process adaptation.   Last week we looked at various types of manufacturing defects and how to deal […]

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Blog | June 7th, 2023

The Problem with Plastic: #1 Manufacturing Defects

Manufacturing defects, fluctuations in part quality, and the manufacturing ‘black box’ are a few pain points that plastic part producers face in their day to day. Not only do these challenges limit productivity, but they can also be costly and energy inefficient.   To help plastic manufacturers combat these difficulties, our new blog series ‘The Problem […]

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Event | May 26th, 2023

automatica 2023

Visit us in Hall B6 Booth 509 and discover how our groundbreaking technology boosts efficiency by 30%.

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Blog | May 25th, 2023

Presenting: The sensXPERT Way of AI 

Now, in our final article on the sensXPERT way of AI, we would like to bring you along as we take a closer look at our technology and use of AI to address challenges in the plastics manufacturing industry.

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Webinar | May 24th, 2023

How to Boost Efficiency and Digitalize The Production of Composite Parts

Learn how an aerospace company validated the benefits of digitizing a well-established manufacturing process with sensor-based and data-driven technology

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Video | May 24th, 2023

Real-Time Sensor Data + AI = Sustainable and Optimized Composite Production

Rewatch our Composites Exchange presentation at JEC World 2023

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Press | May 23rd, 2023

sensXPERT awarded as Solution Provider of the Year

Managing Director Dr. Alexander Chaloupka received the Innovative Car Manufacturing Award at the ICM Summit 2023 At the ICM Summit 2023, sensXPERT not only appeared as a Gold Sponsor and speaker, but was also awarded the Innovative Car Manufacturing Award 2023 as Solution Provider of the Year. This year’s Innovative Car Manufacturing Summit in Frankfurt […]

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Blog | May 16th, 2023

Data Science: The sensXPERT Way of AI

In a world of ever-growing technological advancements, data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) have become commonplace yet intermingled terms. In part two of our series on the sensXPERT way of AI, we will explore data science as a significant collaborator of AI and ML.   In part one of our series, we looked […]

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Blog | May 11th, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The sensXPERT Way of AI

The plastics industry is one of the many industries currently being transformed by artificial intelligence (AI). Inspired by human cognitive behavior, this revolutionary technology enables machines to perform tasks such as recognizing speech, images, and patterns. The potential applications of modern AI and machine learning (ML) are expansive. Still, in the plastics industry, their use […]

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Blog | May 8th, 2023

Trenchless sewer rehabilitation with UV

Material, technology, and latest innovations for reliable quality control and safety improvement ProKASRO Mechatronik and NETZSCH Process Intelligence jointly release game-changing information on the latest technology, enabling the UV liner’s curing mechanism to increase performance. The NO-DIG movement is widely spread, and trenchless sewer rehabilitation is a means to an end. The promising novel method […]

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Blog | May 5th, 2023

Demystifying sensXPERT

We have a lot to unpack. We have told you a lot so far, but now we want to share how sensXPERT technology really works. Hence, we are now on a mission: Demystifying sensXPERT. We’d like to get straight to the point by clearing up a misunderstanding. sensXPERT is our brand. Our company name is […]

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Press | April 18th, 2023

Dynamic process optimization turns sustainability challenges into success stories

sensXPERT Digital Mold enables the plastics industry to reach governmental and environmental sustainability goals. How can the plastics industry meet the challenges around the European Green Deal, E.U. Taxonomy, and other international sustainability regulations? This is no longer a rhetorical question but must become a lived reality. sensXPERT, with its intelligent sensor technology, is making […]

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Press | April 18th, 2023

Dynamic process optimization turns sustainability challenges into success stories

sensXPERT Digital Mold enables the plastics industry to reach governmental and environmental sustainability goals. How can the plastics industry meet the challenges around the European Green Deal, E.U. Taxonomy, and other international sustainability regulations? This is no longer a rhetorical question but must become a lived reality. sensXPERT, with its intelligent sensor technology, is making […]

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Webinar | April 17th, 2023

Real-Time Process Optimization With In-Mold Sensors and Machine Learning

Learn how to make plastics manufacturing more predictable with new technology

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Webinar | April 17th, 2023

Process Optimization of Electronics Encapsulation with Reactive Thermosets

Learn how a global automotive supplier achieved up to 8% cycle time reduction in a short cycle process

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Press | March 29th, 2023

Optimize your production process live on site

sensXPERT invites visitors at Automatica 2023 to an AR Experience with its intelligent sensor technology Digital Mold for real time process optimization. sensXPERT stands for dynamic process control and material characterization in real time. It was, therefore, clear to the corporate venture of the NETZSCH Group: they will present this industry changing innovation individually to […]

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Event | February 17th, 2023

Gottfried Ehrenstein Polymer Colloquium 2023

Catch our keynote at the conference hosted by the Polymer Engineering Center in Madison on March 31, 2023

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Event | February 14th, 2023

JEC World 2023

Visit us in Hall 6 – R32 and catch our composites exchange on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in Agora 6

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Press | February 14th, 2023

Experience artificial intelligence and process optimization live

sensXPERT presents continuous process optimization through sensor-based machine, tool, and material data in real-time at JEC World 2023 – by means of an AR Experience. sensXPERT Digital Mold now ensures optimized process and quality control in numerous plastics production facilities worldwide. At JEC World 2023 in Paris, visitors can see how the innovative sensor technology […]

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Video | January 4th, 2023

How does sensXPERT impact your business economically and sustainably?

How can sensXPERT impact your business economically and sustainably?

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Webinar | December 23rd, 2022

Ever-Changing Plastics Industry: Trends, Materials and the Need for Adopting Smart Manufacturing Solutions

Get introduced to market and process dynamics of the plastics industry that requires the adoption of smart manufacturing solutions as well as a collaborative mindset

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Webinar | December 15th, 2022

Breaking the Mold

Rewatch our global launch event, and discover manufacturing opportunities that were once considered impossible, but can now be implemented cost-effectively and efficiently

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Press | December 5th, 2022

Revolutionary sensor technology wins major industry award

AVK honours the data-driven production solution for the plastics industry: sensXPERT Digital Mold Augsburg, Deutschland, 29. November 2022 – Only two months after its international launch event, sensXPERT received the Innovation Award of the Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) for its Digital Mold product. The AVK is one of the largest associations in the field […]

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Video | December 5th, 2022

Customer Insight Interview: ZF Friedrichshafen – Electrified Powertrain Technology

Learn from Rico Zeiler, Process Engineering Molding, how ZF Friedrichshafen uses sensXPERT technology to gather in-mold material data for efficiency improvements

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Webinar | December 5th, 2022

Tackling Plastics Manufacturing Challenges in Real-Time with sensXPERT Digital Mold

Transforming molds to become direct production communicators in various industries to solve plastics manufacturing challenges

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Webinar | December 1st, 2022

Demystifying AI in Plastics Manufacturing

Transforming domain knowledge into business value through real-time process optimization

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Blog | November 8th, 2022

Process optimization thermosets: How to solve the challenges of the future

Political demands for more sustainable manufacturing processes are a major challenge. In addition to the associated risks, there are great opportunities for companies that are open to these changes.In the world of thermosets, process optimization is key to meeting these challenges. In this article, you will learn how you as a thermoset processor, but also […]

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Webinar | October 18th, 2022

Revolutionizing in-situ polymerization with AI and smart machines

Usage of AI and smart machines for in-situ polymerization of lightweight fiber-reinforced polyamide 6 parts

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White Paper | October 17th, 2022

Developing real-time, in-mold process monitoring

Learn about the next step toward the full digitization of plastics processing

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Blog | October 4th, 2022

AI and Thermosets

Today’s challenges to the manufacturing industry and the manufacturing sector are numerous and diverse. On the one hand, the sensitized awareness of end customers for topics such as sustainability and new political laws, such as changing production standards due to the Green Deal, influences the requirements for the production process. These changes in the market […]

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Press | September 22nd, 2022

sensXPERT Enables Plastics Manufacturers to Increase their Production Efficiency by up to 30%

Continuous process optimization driven by real-time sensor-based machine, mold and material data Selb, Germany, September 22, 2022 – NETZSCH Process Intelligence, a corporate venture of NETZSCH Group (Germany), has announced the launch of sensXPERT, a technology business designed to deliver significant productivity and quality benefits to processors in the plastics industry through data-driven manufacturing solutions. […]

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Blog | September 7th, 2022

How Our System Works: Demystifying Plastic Production Processes

In order to achieve consistent part quality – regardless of whether a part is being molded in Germany, Mexico, or China, on a hot humid summer evening or a cold dry winter day – processors everywhere are searching for tools that bring greater stability and more reliable control over their molding processes. Given all the […]

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Blog | July 27th, 2022

Mold Better Parts Faster at Lower Cost: It’s Possible with Real-Time In-Mold Access to Material Characterization Data

In order to produce quality thermoset parts quickly and consistently, processors need real-time access to four pieces of data at any given point in each molding cycle: These four important sets of material characterization data are available in real time from sensXPERT’s in-mold dielectric monitoring system. Gel Point Knowing how close you are to the […]

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Blog | July 6th, 2022

Real-Time Materials Characterization Data: Why In-Mold Pressure & Temperature Monitoring aren’t Enough Anymore

Since thermoplastic materials are already prepolymerized and do not cross-link during the molding process, many processors like injection or compression molders can produce good parts with just in-mold pressure and temperature sensors. However, with next-generation sensors that provide accurate materials characterization data in real time—what sensXPERT’s in-mold dielectric monitoring system provides—most thermoplastic molders could produce […]

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Blog | February 24th, 2022

5 Key Takeaways: Solving Challenges in Processing Thermosets in Real-Time

The plastics industry has seen significant changes in the last years – both at the macro and micro level. We have closely looked at current industry trends in two webinars and shed light on the challenges of processing thermosetting materials. Utilizing the multi-faceted opportunities that digitization and collaboration have to offer allows the transformation of […]

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Blog | January 17th, 2022

Moving Quality Control into the Production Process of Elastomer Parts

Our society depends on elastomers. From sport and leisure activities to health care, transportation and material handling, elastomers or rubber can be found in almost all of our everyday products. Due to their high resistance to heat, oils, acids and mechanical stress, rubber materials like NBR and EPDM are used to produce tires, sealing rings, […]

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Blog | June 16th, 2021

New Production Standards For The Future of Driving

Setting New Production Standards for the Future of Driving As more and more car manufacturers work on developing EVs (electrical vehicles) and the adoption of these vehicles is set to accelerate in the coming years, the topic of light weighing car components continues to move into the spotlight. Reducing car weight is one of the […]

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Blog | May 31st, 2021

Next-Level Composite Production

Next-Level Composite Production: Sustainable, Highly Productive, Efficient As we continue to move towards a world where our streets will see more and more electric vehicles, composite materials continue to move into the spotlight. Batteries in cars significantly contribute to the total weight and thus limit the driving range. This forces engineers to reduce weight of […]

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Blog | February 25th, 2021

Innovative sensors creating intelligent molds

Excerpt Polymer processing with thermosets is the key to high-performance parts regarding mechanical strength and durability. However, the material causes many challenges in production. In a customer-centric approach, the new sensXPERT solution provides a state-of-the-art solution to tackle lacking transparency and high scrap rates. sensXPERT delivers a unique solution for processors in the polymer and […]

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