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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.
Columns Published: 11/23/2016
Two-Shot Molding and Tool Design
There are a few variations of the two-shot molding process, and each has implications for tool design.
Columns Published: 10/18/2016
Faster Is Not Always Better—Optimize Your Molding Cycle
It is possible for machines to run too fast, so find the sweet spot where maximum output overlaps with good parts.
Columns Published: 10/18/2016
Do You Do Color Right?
This supplement is here to help.
Columns Published: 8/26/2016
TOOLING: How to Select the Right Tool Steel for Mold Cavities
With cavity steel or alloy selection there are many variables that can dictate the best option.
Columns Published: 8/25/2016
Are You Ready for K 2016?
We’ve got you covered with five feature stories and an entire new-products section devoted to the October show in Dusseldorf.
Columns Published: 8/24/2016
July’s Index—45.9
Plants with 50-99 employees expand for eighth straight month.
Columns Published: 8/24/2016
INJECTION MOLDING: How to Mold Living Hinges With No Flexing Required
Here are the five critical, intertwined components that must be perfected for a living hinge that doesn’t need to be flexed upon ejection.
Columns Published: 8/24/2016
June’s Index: 46.8
But plants with 100-249 employees expand for fourth straight month.
Columns Published: 7/29/2016
TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling: Part 2
Some creative thinking with conventional technology, like small cooling lines and bubblers, can generate big improvements in cooling and cycle times.
Columns Published: 7/29/2016

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