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Getting Good Data from DOE
How do you know what process variables control a part’s dimensions or other properties? A properly conducted DOE is the answer—but incorrect procedure will yield useless data.
Columns Published: 3/26/2012
Improve Profits by Graphing Injection Pressure
Graphing is a powerful aid in optimizing the process and troubleshooting both process and machine issues.
Columns Published: 2/21/2012
Working with Color Concentrates
Perhaps the greatest difficulty involving the use of color concentrates is specifying them appropriately for the material to which they are being added.
Columns Published: 2/21/2012
What to Calibrate on Your Press
There are different approaches to meeting the goal of making parts identically. At the heart of all them is the process or the machine setup sheet. My bet would be you cannot find two that are identical.
Columns Published: 1/28/2012
What Percentage of Barrel Capacity Should Your Shot Size Be?
The answer combines both experience and science, and it may be one of those molding details that gets overlooked but could be stealing a chunk of your profits.
Columns Published: 11/28/2011
Plasticating Rates: Your Profits Are at Stake
To get the best cycle time you need the right machine, and few molders take the time to specify this critical component of the process.
Columns Published: 10/25/2011
Calculate Shot Size Vs. Barrel Capacity
It may seem like a dull topic, but it will overcome the emotional experience that follows when you put a new mold into a machine and you find out there is not enough barrel capacity to make a full shot.
Columns Published: 9/30/2011
Tool Room Management: How To Lead Your Team
Real progress in a mold shop won’t be made without a qualified and motivated “driver at the wheel” who diligently searches for, and implements, continuous-improvement solutions.
Columns Published: 8/23/2011
Short Shots Redux
Deliberately making a short shot permits you to do a scientific molding viscosity curve. It will also prevent you from damaging the mold by overpacking if you set shot size incorrectly.
Columns Published: 8/23/2011
Wood on Plastics: Dramatic Shifts and Opportunities in Electronics
Reshoring is a possibility as manufacturing of components will increasingly be conducted closer to market.
Columns Published: 6/27/2011

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