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How to Clean a Flashed Hot Manifold-Part Three
We left off last month with all 16 nozzles removed from the manifold (with the tips protected by tape) and still wired to the electric box.
Article Published: 12/1/2006
How to Clean a Flashed Hot Manifold-Part Two
Already a familiar sight on European store shelves, the eye-catching appeal of "IML" is gaining traction among North American injection molders. The latest tooling and automation designs can handle the higher volumes needed here.
Article Published: 11/1/2006
A Custom Molder Takes the Next Step
The question John Winzeler keeps asking is, “How do you take the next step?” In the last two decades, he has transformed the Chicago metal-stamping company he inherited from his father into a high-tech specialty molding business focused ...
Article Published: 8/1/2006
What to See at NPE 2006: Injection Molding
Energy-saving all-electric machines will continue to be a big draw at NPE, where new designs or upgraded models will be found in virtually every press maker’s booth.
Article Published: 6/1/2006
NPE 2006 News Flash
Injection MoldingSimplified Hot Runners Save Time & CostA new lower-cost hot-runner alternative to valve gating is suited to less critical cosmetic applications where users need predictable and reliable gate opening but not sequential gate opera...
Article Published: 5/1/2006
With This New Process, You Can't Be Too Thin or Too Fast
Minneapolis custom molder Midwest Plastics Components (MPC) hopes that helping to pioneer a novel high-speed injection molding concept will give it a leg up in the emerging micro-molding market for precision thin-wall parts that weigh less than a gr...
Article Published: 4/1/2006
Auto Glazing: Window of Opportunity for Molders
This emerging market promises to be big but challenging. Polycarbonate car windows require specialized machinery, high-end processing capability, premium polymers, advanced coating technologies, and innovative mold and runner designs.
Article Published: 4/1/2006
50 Ideas That Changed Plastics
Very few readers of this issue can remember, or even imagine, what it was like when an injection molding machine did not have a screw, but only a smooth-bore plunger.
Article Published: 10/1/2005
K 2004 Wrap-Up on Injection Molding: Spotlight on Electric And Multi-Component Machines
Molders were treated to a trove of injection machinery introductions geared toward applications from micro-molding to packaging to large parts.
Article Published: 12/30/2004
Mold Designers Put the Web to Work
The internet is redefining the tool-design process. Some mold designers are finding that using the Web to manage a tool project can shorten lead times, cut costs, and make sure vital data get to all participants in a project.
Article Published: 3/25/2004

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