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TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling
Cooling is crucial to the molding process yet frequently overlooked. Here are some insights to consider.
Save the Date for Second Annual Extrusion Conference
Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference will be held Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C.
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Register now for the Molding 2016 conference and get up to date on all technology issues related to your business.
INJECTION MOLDING: Improving Barrel-Temperature Measurement and Control
Proper thermocouple placement and contact area are crucial, as is wire maintenance. But remember that barrel temperature and melt temperature are not the same
INJECTION MOLDING: Get Control Over Barrel Zone Temperature Override
Poor temperature control results in an erratic melt stream and process. Here are some tips on how to get things under control.
Don’t Waste Any More Time: Register Now for the Extrusion 2015 Conference
Don’t miss out on the technical event of the year in extrusion.
The Extrusion 2015 Conference: Open for Business
Registration is now open for a new conference that hits on all extrusion technologies. Go online and sign up: Nov. 2-3, Charlotte, N.C.
EXTRUSION: Another Technique for Controlling Melt Temperature
Flight widths are almost always designed at 10% of the screw diameter. But they can be optimized to reduce melt temperature and perhaps boost output.
Leverage Your Cooling Power
You can predict the amount of heat you'll need to remove from parts before ejection with reasonable accuracy if you know polymer thermal properties and certain other rules of thumb.
Don't Neglect Cooling... There's Money to Be Made
For most injection molding jobs, cooling is 95% of the cycle time.