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Published: 4/25/2017

Locating Rings, Platen Damage, and the Center of Gravity: Part 3
Selecting the right locating ring and putting it to good use takes careful consideration.

Published: 4/25/2017

How to Duplicate a Process From Press to Press
To adopt the right approach you must distinguish between machine and plastic parameters.

Published: 3/24/2017

How to Pick, Remove, and Replace a Nozzle Tip
This small component can cause big problems. Here’s my procedure for picking and replacing yours.

Published: 2/25/2017

A Simpler Way to Calculate Shot Size vs. Barrel Capacity
Let’s take another look at this seemingly dull but oh-so-crucial topic.

Published: 1/26/2017

Analyze Moisture Before Processing
If you want a stable process and parts that function properly, you must monitor the water content of the resin before molding.

Published: 1/26/2017

Injection Molding Done Right
Looking to improve your molding operation? Who isn’t? We’ve got you covered: Attend the Molding 2017 Conference in April.

Published: 12/27/2016

Understanding Intensification Ratio
A first step in taking the “art” out of molding.

Published: 11/23/2016

Unraveling the Mysteries of Melt Temperature
Infrared technology can provide consistent and accurate readings of melt temperature. Here’s how to use it.

Published: 11/23/2016

Get Ready for Molding ’17
Now in its 27th year, Plastics Technology’s conference devoted to injection molding is slated for April 4-6 in Charlotte.

Published: 10/18/2016

Two-Shot Molding and Tool Design
There are a few variations of the two-shot molding process, and each has implications for tool design.