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Published: 9/24/2017

App Offers Injection Molders Processing Guidance on Resins
With a few taps and swipes, you can find critical processing parameters to help you run materials you’ve never run before.

Published: 8/31/2017

Injection Molding: Put Out the Production Fire Once and for All
A deliberate approach to failure assessment, root-cause analysis, solution development, and continued monitoring is the only way to get off the treadmill of chasing the latest production problem.

Published: 8/25/2017

Mark Your Calendars for Molding 2018
And while you’re at it, submit a paper for consideration at the 27th annual conference devoted to injection molding.

Published: 7/25/2017

Injection Molding: Time for Another Look at Non-Return Valves
First and foremost, they must seal properly, and check valves with stepped angles or radiused seats perform the best.

Published: 6/27/2017

Injection Molding: Are You Using More Than 65% Of Your Barrel Capacity?
If you are, you are inviting Murphy—as in trouble—to the party.

Published: 5/31/2017

Clamp Tonnage: More Is Better...Right?
Determining the correct tonnage provides a foundation that must be rock-solid to avoid flash and damage. But applying excessive force can create problems with the part, mold, and machine.

Published: 5/30/2017

Cycle Time: Science vs. Rules of Thumb, Part 1
What temperature must the polymer reach so the part can be ejected from the mold? Here, more than for any other variable, ‘rules of thumb’ unfortunately prevail.

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.