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Growth Continues, Slowly
Processing market grows for the 11th month out of 12.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
The Importance of Gate Geometry
Gate size and shape—unlike gate location—don’t often get the attention they deserve. Many common assumptions about gate geometry deserve to be challenged
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
High-Pressure Water: A New Concept for Screw Cleaning
Everyone in a molding plant is on the same page for screw cleaning: Avoid pulling it until there is no alternative. Here are ways for dealing with the inevitable, including an altogether new technique.
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
Slower Growth Continues
Still, business among processors has grown in 10 of the last 11 months.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
TOOLING: Flash-Free Molding: Part Two
Parting-line maintenance, mold spotting, and machine conditions can all contribute to flash.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
INJECTION MOLDING: How to Tell If Your Non-Return Valve Is Leaking
Check valves are potentially troublesome devices. Here’s how to find out if yours is behaving properly.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
Check Out the New PTonline.com
Following the relaunch of our print publication and electronic newsletters, our website has a new, vibrant look now, too.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
INJECTION MOLDING: How Does Your Machine Control Pack Velocity?
You’ll need to find out in order to develop a molding process that you can repeat from machine to machine and mold to mold.
Columns Published: 9/22/2014
INJECTION MOLDING: The Importance of Nominal Wall For Lightweighting Molded Parts
Establishing a nominal wall is one of the most important decisions an engineer makes when designing parts. Understanding how design changes will impact the manufacturing process is critical to ensure the part performs as expected.
Columns Published: 8/25/2014
INJECTION MOLDING: Are Your Sprue or Parts Sticking? Here Are Some Solutions
Nine times out of 10 when a sprue or part sticks, the result of trying to unstick it is more scratches or undercuts, making the problem worse and the fix more costly. Here’s how to set up a proper procedure for this sticky wicket.
Columns Published: 7/28/2014

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