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.
Closer cavity spacing, in-press serviceability, improved valve gates, smarter controls, quick-ship standard manifolds, and Internet e-commerce were leading themes in hot runners at the big show in Chicago.Hot-runner components were one of the larges... ArticlePublished: 3/24/2004
Keep an eye on the increasing prominence of so-called “3D” mold analysis. Two vendors of simulation software from Europe and Asia think it’s the best solution for a big proportion of injection molded parts. Established U.S. suppliers aren’t so sure.... ArticlePublished: 3/1/2004
Sophisticated hot-runner temperature controls introduced at the NPE show in Chicago store set-up data right on the mold, detect (and even fix) thermocouple wiring mistakes, and employ easier-to-use icon-based displays. ArticlePublished: 11/1/2003
If you need a complete bolt-on hot-runner system on short notice, and off-the-shelf systems come up short in design flexibility, there's a solution available from Husky Injection Molding Systems of Milton, Vt. ArticlePublished: 9/1/1999