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Color Done Right
Look for a supplement to the September Issue of Plastics Technology with tips and techniques that will help you make your coloring operations as efficient as possible
INJECTION MOLDING: Properly Placing & Cooling Insulator Plates
Thermal-energy management from the mold to the platens is critical for making consistent parts.
TOOLING: Straight Talk on Hot Runners
Here’s a view from the trenches of a tooling manager who, over 30 years, has experienced the joys and pains of using virtually every type of hot runner on the market. Part 2.
Processing market at highest level since last April.
TOOLING: Hot Runners: A View from the Bottom Up
Addressing hot-runner benefits, improvements, and everyday issues from the perspective of decades of experience with probably every brand on the market. Part 1 of 2.
INJECTION MOLDING: Do You Need to Profile Injection Velocity?
Look at the parts. If the answer is yes, the on-machine viscosity curve can help.
Learn More … About Injection Molding
Register now for the Molding 2016 conference and get up to date on all technology issues related to your business.
December’s Index: 43.6
Mid-size plants expand for fourth month out of five. And compared with one year ago, capital spending plans are up 32%.
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
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.