Periplast is a 4.0 industry player in extrusion, feeding and weighing, bulk material handling and service, bringing a wealth of know-how and experience to the market. Customers benefit from Periplast that are optimally networked on a global basis to offer ultimate support in the design, manufacturing and implementation of ideal systems. Staffed by engineers, chemists, mechanics, electrotechnicians and a variety of industry experts, these divisions form a powerhouse of process solutions for their customers.

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Moldetipo Group was founded in 1996 and it has more than 80 employees. The group present a complete solution to customers, controlling the crucial links in the value chain of the mold design and manufacturing sector and investing in interventions ranging from product design and engineering, mold manufacturing, testing, small production and technical assistance.

Moldetipo Group activity focuses essentially on the design, engineering, manufacturing and testing of molds, as well as on their maintenance, alteration and rectification. The group has the capacity to produce molds up to 18 tons and of various types, such as 2K and 3K injection, gas assisted injection and blow molding. The most differentiating types of molds that Moldetipo Group offers are for water-assisted injection technology and for Heat & Cool Technology (Roctool).

The Moldetipo Group has been over the years investing in training, innovation, research and development, with the aim of ensuring the company’s sustainability and moving up the demand chain, facilitating the approach to new markets, boosting new areas of technological development and implementing methods of innovative production through the exploration of new engineering technologies.

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Moldwelt was founded in 2013 to provide engineering solutions for plastic injection molds. Over the time business has grown and today, Moldwelt offers an integrated range services from product development to plastic part production.

Thanks to our four divisions of Engineering, Additive Manufacturing, Tooling and Low Volume Production we are able to offer you key turn projects covering every step necessary to see your idea through to series production.

Moldwelt has two locations one in Marinha Grande for Engineering and Additive Manufacturing and the second in Amor for Tooling and Plastic Injection.

PME Fluidtech

PME fluidtec was originally an engineering partner for automation solutions.

Founded by Friedrich Westphal in 2001, today it is an experienced specialist in the field of complex precision systems and engineering services for fluid injection technology (water injection technology [WIT] / gas injection technology [GIT]), aerosol, CO2 injection and cooling technology, with optimised functionality and user friendliness.

The core business is the development, process support and manufacture of components and systems for fluid-supporting injection moulding using internal pressure technology on a water and gas basis. Moreover, in addition to systems for combined solutions – CIT (combined injection technology), where both GIT and WIT processes run simultaneously in a tool – we also offer systems for projectile injection technology (PIT). In combination with WIT, this is conducive to optimal hollow space formation with thin wall thicknesses.

We deliver hardware components such as process units and injectors, thus offering our customers technical application services right up to the turnkey product.

In addition to the continuous high standard of quality, the environmental protection practised here always plays a central role.

A further key to the success of our company also lies in the extensive expertise of our employees. This forms the basis for services, products and consulting activities of the company, which are tailored individually and completely to our customers.

AGI | Augusto Guimarães & Irmão, Lda


Since the first half of the 20th century, AGI has been a pioneer in what later became a new industrial sector, importing the first thermoplastic injection machines into Portugal. Forerunner in both electrical cable and telecommunications industries in the 1970s. In 1990, AGI begins distributing Lexan polycarbonate sheets, a relationship that has been going on for almost 30 years, and which is the origin of the construction material department. In 1995, it becomes the first service company in Portugal to obtain an ISO9001 certification. Sells the first injection machine with artificial intelligence, thanks to the two decades of experience in this sector. First polymer distribution company in Portugal to sell 3D printing equipment and filaments. Productivity and process stability are quickly identified as critical, leading to the incorporation of peripheral equipment, such as cooling units and temperature controllers in the mid-1960s. Identifying itself with a strong vocation for technical plastics, in the 80s, AGI is appointed as exclusive distributor for General Electric Plastics, a relationship that is currently maintained with SABIC. In the early 1990s, AGI is one of the first companies in its sector to design and install centralized production systems and subsequently to add robotics solutions to its offering. In 2002, AGI expands its activity with an Iberian vision after its alliance with the Guzman Global group. Performing the first MES installation (Manufacturing Execution System), the company anticipates itself to the industry 4.0 era.

Aware of the economic and environmental importance, AGI has been promoting the incorporation of recycling systems since the 1970s, becoming in 2019 the first polymer distribution company in Portugal to obtain ISCC PLUS certification.

AGI – Augusto Guimarães & Irmão, Lda becomes part of the Hromatka Group, one of the main distribution groups in the polymer market and highly qualified local specialists. The Hromatka Group, with a presence in 16 European countries, has 3 laboratories, 2 compounding plants, 20 extrusion lines, 100 commercials and more than 8,000 customers. Maintaining a local network, allows AGI to have an even closer relationship with the producers of raw materials, highlighting the geographical coverage in which the Hromatka Group has a presence.

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Welcome to Socem’s world!

With more than 34 years of experience we have managed to develop our own global mold and injection network of enterprises with our own strategic locations in Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and local partners in the US, UK, Turkey, Czech Republic and China.

Investing in constant innovation, optimization and industry 4.0 we have in-house capacity of several solutions: design, engineering, CAE, additive manufacturing (plastics, metal and resins), prototype molds, serial molds (2K/3K, IMD, gas assisted, insert- and overmold, etc.), graining and engravings, checking fixtures, EOAT and low- and mass-production.

The energy consumption of the units in Portugal are 100% renewable.

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HRV was born in 1982 and is currently part of the HRV GROUP, formed by the parent company HRV – Equipamentos de Processo, SA and also by the subsidiaries HRV Trabalhos Elétricos, SA and VERISTEEL, SA, which are dedicated to the production of structures and software for machines inserted in the production lines.
HRV assumes the commercial component, the design of projects and the coordination of maintenance and R&D services, these in partnership with Portuguese universities and polytechnic institutes. Our industrial activity includes the installation of pellet production lines, lines for the production of pet food and lines for the production of pet food.
In the chemical sector we have solutions for the production of mortars, expanded clay, granulated plastic, residues, salt, sugar, coffee, cereals in general and all solid products that can be stored, transported, handled and bagged.

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AGIX | Innovative Engineering is a company specialized in the development and production of automation and industrial robotics solutions. It integrates an experienced and qualified team in the areas of design and industrial engineering, which allows to develop, produce and install equipment and control systems capable of responding to constant challenges and the need for innovation in the context of industrial production. The company operates in several areas, industrial monitoring, automation and robotics, artificial vision and product development.

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LCR- Luz Costa & Rodrigues Lda is a family company which was founded on 15 January 1965. From that time to the present day we have had a strong presence in the different markets where we operate.

The company started out as a sawmill, but market evolution led to the partners choosing to leave this field in 1993 to work exclusively in the manufacture of profiles, and seals for aluminium and wooden window frames. In 1994, LCR diversified its range of products, moving on to the production of tubes for the automobile industry and for health applications. In 1996, to accompany the growth in the construction sector, we also started to produce rigid profiles for this industry.

With the aim of ensuring full satisfaction for clients through the quality of our products and services, we implemented our Quality Management System in 1999. Certification was obtained in accordance with the NP EN ISO 9002:1995 standard in 2000. We also established partnerships with a number of recognized brand names on the international market, and became the representative in Portugal for the products produced by the company FORTE. We started selling products such as shower screens, folding doors, PVC interior and exterior coverings and floating floors.

More recently, we decided to move downstream in the value chain by acquiring a new manufacturing unit and started producing thermoplastic materials by creating a new brand, COBLEX. In 2017, we established partnerships with universities and polytechnics with the goal of innovating and creating value. We have a clear focus on research into new solutions and products which will meet client needs.

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GLN is a group of companies with its headquarters at Maceira, Portugal. The group counts with 5 companies (GLN molds; Famolde; GLN plast; GLN Mexico & GLN innov) that together are able to supply a complete set of integrated solutions or a specific service or product.

GLN molds located in Maceira and Famolde situated in Marinha Grande, are companies specialized in the design, manufacture, and validation of high-quality technical molds for demanding industries such as: automotive, electronics, medical and packaging. Both are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and specialized teams with the know-how to supply the most challenging customers.

GLN plast is a company focused on the injection of highly technical, tight tolerances polymers parts; with systems assembly through high automated processes and development of new concepts and technologies for its customers. The operations are divided in two sites one in Maceira for the automotive industry and the other in Marinha Grande for the food & beverage packaging industry.

GLN mexico supports the customers locally and provide services for the tools but also serial productions. We are in condition to develop complex projects with integration of molds, injection and automated cells with assembly and end of line tests. The teams from Portugal and Mexico are working closely in order to discuss the best way to solve the challenges that comes through.

GLN innov is a company that is composed by an engineering team that assists all the other GLN enterprises looking for the new methods and new ideas to develop new products and processes. This unit is also involved with universities, technical centers and other partners investigating the results achieve with new technologies and improving the process to get the best practices for the industry.

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AMcubed Lda

AMcubed, Lda is a young technology-based company. It was created in April 2012 by two young, experienced entrepreneurs with backgrounds in mechanical and electrical engineering. AMCubed (Advanced Manufacturing Cubed), has as main goal the development of advanced manufacturing systems. It has so far developed several additive manufacturing systems (known to all as 3D printing), subtractive manufacturing systems, and hybrid systems, taking advantage of the benefits of each.

The founders, from Mechanical Engineering and Electrotechnical Engineering, show extensive industrial experience in the fields of design, simulation, production, and assembly of computer-controlled systems. The company has strong links to National and International research centers, namely the Center for Rapid and Sustained Product Development of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, this allows a continuous technological prospection and updating. It is headquartered in Leiria, with is Engineering Center in Marinha Grande. With some products already developed, the company is now focusing on scale production with continued development of innovative advanced manufacturing solutions for application to the domestic, office, industrial, laboratory (research) and medical markets.

The Engineering Center, in Marinha Grande, gathers the essential design, development and manufacturing conditions to launch new products and manufacturing systems.

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The Somema business group founded in 1958 in Marinha Grande is currently made up of 3 productive industrial units with the capacity to produce molds up to 35 tons.
SOMEMA specializes in the design and manufacture of molds for various types of products, but it excels in interior and exterior parts for the automotive industry.
SOMEMA’s various industrial units create synergies in the production of new products and a high quality service at competitive prices where the customer is a priority.
SOMEMA provides a complete service from the design of the mold to the production of pre-series. In its PLASITECH injection unit, it carries out robotization and industrialization of molds, offering the possibility of:

• Conduct tests with operation in automatic mode;
• Simulate series production conditions for several hours

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WeADD is a Portuguese company specialized in innovation, development, engineering and intellectual property in small and large appliances, machinery, functional packaging, and consumer electronics in sectors such as medical equipment & devices, nutrition, sports, coffee, internet of things and intellectual property & licencing.

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ADIRA is a global manufacturer and supplier of large engineering and additive manufacturing solutions.

With over 60 years of experience and customers in the four corners of the globe, we are able to respond efficiently to the most complex challenges that are presented to us.

From providing a simple sheet metal cutting and bending solution, to the design and implementation of automated sheet processing, treatment and storage systems, we have revolutionized the new era of industrial production with the world’s largest 3D metal printer (LPBF method ).

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Company with a wide range of skills adjacent to different sectors, from electronic engineering, software, mechanics, as well as both graphic and product design.

From an early age, we focused on the industrial aspect, developing all kinds of solutions, however we have a lot of knowledge in different areas such as the medical area, with the presence of several projects focused on health monitoring. With this, WISEWARE sees itself as a multi-purpose company, which is always able to respond to customer needs.

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Ribermold, High Precision Molds is a Portuguese mold maker, located in Marinha Grande, District of Leiria, Portugal. Dedicated to the manufacture of high precision molds and injection of plastics parts for several industries, such as automotive, aeronautics, electrics and electronics, Ribermold keeps up with the edge technologies and bets on innovation.

The combination of the cutting edge technology and a motivated and rigorous team with more than three decades of experience in the design and manufacture of molds defines the way how Ribermold faces its business.

Ribermold bets on the future, prizes the know-how and invests in the continuous training, in new technologies and innovative manufacturing methods, commits itself to supply the best service to its customers. Taking into account all its resources, Ribermold is prepared to face new challenges.

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Vidrimolde was founded in 1985 in Marinha Grande and produces all kinds of moulds for glass packaging.  Vidrimolde is a technologically well-equipped company, with the most modern and efficient CAD/CAM systems and a CNC machine park which includes several multi-function CNC centers latest generation.  As customer satisfaction is a constant concern, Vidrimolde has implemented an effective quality system, certified by the ISO 9001:2015 standards.

During his technological surveillance activity, research and technological development, Vidrimolde is leading partner to develop RTD project DDM4Glass – Direct Digital Manufacturing for Glass –Proj. 39823, with DRT Rapid and CDRsp-IPLeiria, co-financed Compete2020, Portugal2020 and FEDER. DDM4Glass – Direct Digital Manufacturing for Glass project will develop solutions, methodologies and strategies for production of  moulds for glass industry through direct manufacturing processes more efficient.

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Digiwest designs, manufactures and provides solutions for systems and equipment of information technologies, automation and control, for public transport, industry, and sports sectors. With a technical team with vast know-how and experience, we can help at every stage, from technology consulting and concept design, to turnkey product development.

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incentAHEAD is a company in the area of management consultancy, specialized in taz incentive and incentive systems, in support of internationalization, innovation, qualification and research.

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Dreamplas Lda

Dreamplas, Lda is an Engineering and Industrial Production of Plastic Parts company founded in March of 2020. The founders decided joined our know-how to building an innovation and technology company based on the latest technology.

The main area is the production of plastic parts for different markets (Houseware, Packaging, Medical and Pharmaceutics).

Dreamplas, Lda currently has a Clean Booth ISO 5, 5 Injection Machines until 300Ton, one of them is 100% electrical and another one 2K injection. Each machine is equipped with Robot Wittmann and the other peripheric.

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Karnatak University

Karnatak University is a state university in Dharwad district, in the state of Karnataka in India. It was established in October 1949 and officially inaugurated in March 1950. The campus spans 888 acres (3 km²). D. C. Pavate was the first official vice-chancellor from 1954 to 1967. The rapid development of the institution is credited to him.

The university is recognized with the “Potential for Excellence” by the University Grants Commission.

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Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494; CODEN: JMMPBJ) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the scientific fundamentals and engineering methodologies of manufacturing and materials processing published quarterly online by MDPI. It is indexed in Scopus and is covered by the emerging sources Citation Index.

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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia is the Portuguese public agency that supports science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education. FCT was founded in 1997, succeeding the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT). Since March 2012, FCT has coordinated public policies for the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal, after the integration of the Knowledge Society Agency-UMIC. In October 2013, FCT took over the attributions and responsibilities of the Fundação para a Computação Científica Nacional (FCCN), [Foundation for National Scientific Computation].

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The PAMI network is part of the National Roadmap for Research Infrastructures of Strategic Interest and proposes an intelligent distribution of excellent infrastructures already existing in the central region of Portugal, with different areas of expertise (mechanics, materials, medical and electronics) aiming to increase competitiveness and the ability to set a high-performance production sector.

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Marinha Grande Municipality

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Portuguese Government

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