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INJECTION MOLDING: Improving Barrel-Temperature Measurement and Control
Proper thermocouple placement and contact area are crucial, as is wire maintenance. But remember that barrel temperature and melt temperature are not the same
Columns Published: 1/20/2016
Are You Ready to Take on the World?
Plastics Technology’s exclusive benchmarking study reveals the tactics of processors who just might be in that class.
Columns Published: 12/21/2015
November 2015—44.3
Processors plan to invest in capital equipment as smaller processors are doing better.
Columns Published: 12/21/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Get Control Over Barrel Zone Temperature Override
Poor temperature control results in an erratic melt stream and process. Here are some tips on how to get things under control.
Columns Published: 12/21/2015
TOOLING: Designing Molds for Easy Maintenance in the Press, Part 1
Attention to design of cooling, ejection, and slides can save downtime and maintenance headaches.
Columns Published: 11/23/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Develop Guidelines—Not Strict Procedures— For a Robust Molding Process
‘Fool-proof’ dos and don’ts will prove foolhardy in a process with so many variables. You aren’t slinging burgers.
Columns Published: 11/23/2015
Save the Date: Molding 2016, March 29-31
Industry’s preeminent technical conference on injection molding will have broader appeal next year.
Columns Published: 11/23/2015
Large & Medium-Sized Plants Expand
Smaller operations might be struggling, but the heart of the industry is growing.
Columns Published: 11/23/2015
Breaking the Downward Slide?
Processing market seems to have stabilized.
Columns Published: 10/26/2015
TOOLING: Dealing with Lifters--Part 2
This installment delves into more detail on some variables of design and fitting/timing of the lifters, which can cause issues or failures during molding.
Columns Published: 10/26/2015

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