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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
INJECTION MOLDING: Gate-Seal Testing Done Right
Follow these 16 steps to perform the experiment and learn what is best for your part and process.
Columns Published: 10/26/2015
TOOLING: Having Trouble with Lifters?
Lifters can cause tool maintenance, repair, and processing issues if not designed properly. Here we begin a series on how to avoid all this.
Columns Published: 9/26/2015
Contraction Continues
Business index for plastics processors dips for fourth straight month.
Columns Published: 9/25/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Why Pellet Size and Shape Are Important
Uniformity is needed to help ensure melt quality.
Columns Published: 9/25/2015
Contraction Accelerates for Third Month
Index has been trending down since last March.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015
What Comes Around Is Going Around…Very Quickly
The game is changing. Reshoring is occurring at a rate faster than most expected.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Understanding Machine vs. Plastic Variables
Why setup sheets, DOEs, validations, etc. may not yield the results they should.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015
Contraction Accelerates Slightly
Third dip in four months.
Columns Published: 7/16/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: How to Specify an Injection Molding Machine
There are 51 things to consider when spec’ing a controller.
Columns Published: 7/16/2015

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