At K 2016 last month, Milacron Holdings Corp., Cincinnati, introduced color-change tips for Mold-Masters Sprint hot runners designed for high-speed closure molding. The new tips are said to speed color change by up to 47% relative to a standard gate tip. The new tips are now standard for all Sprint systems and are compatible with the current tips as replacements. Sprint is available with hot tips or valve gates.
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