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‘Passive Variotherm’ Cooling Cuts Cycle Time at Low Cost
A hot/cold molding technique lets the injected melt do the heating while water flow is paused.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Know Your Options in Injection Machine Nozzles
Improvements in nozzle design in recent years overcome some of the limitations of previous filter, mixing, and shut-off nozzles.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Robot End-of-Arm Tooling: A Small Way to Make a Big Difference
Often overlooked as a small part of an automation system, clever end-of-arm tooling techniques and designs can improve part quality, heighten efficiency, and eliminate headaches for any molder.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Molder’s Mantra: Go Lean, Stay Green
All-electric presses combined with home-built technologies and energy-efficient initiatives at PMT.
Article Published: 1/27/2015
Plastic Injection Molding Starts with the Pellet
This is the first article in a new series that will examine the injection molding process by breaking down the path a plastic pellet takes as it is transformed from Pellet 2 Part. It covers what every moldmaker should know about raw materials, inclu...
Article Published: 1/1/2015
News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2014
Novelties included variable-pitch manifolds, mold servo controls, 3D printed plastic mold inserts, and flexible/formable cooling channels.
Article Published: 12/29/2014
Molder Strives to Align People, Processes, Technology
Wisconsin Plastics’ ‘transformation’ takes into account all aspects of its business, with the help of its machinery sales rep.
Article Published: 12/29/2014
Fixing Hot-Runner Filling Imbalances: Take a Systematic Approach
Jumping right in to try to make a fix without a methodical troubleshooting approach is apt to waste a lot of time and perhaps even make things worse. There is a better way.
Article Published: 12/29/2014
Try Multilayer Injection for Efficient Molding of Thick-Walled Lenses
A new approach to multilayer injection molding boosts productivity in making challenging optical plastic parts, such as thick-walled LED lenses for automotive headlights, which have tolerances in the micron range.
Article Published: 12/29/2014
Numerous ‘Firsts’ Among Winners of 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
The 44th annual awards competition broke new ground in almost all award categories
Article Published: 12/29/2014

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