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Published: 6/22/2016

TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling
Cooling is crucial to the molding process yet frequently overlooked. Here are some insights to consider.

Published: 6/22/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: How Different Machine Types Handle Fill and Pack/Hold Times
The procedures are different between series and parallel machines. What type do you have? How can you tell? Here’s what you need to know.

Published: 5/26/2016

April’s Index: 48.2
Larger plants doing much better. Capital spending plans jump.

Published: 5/26/2016

TOOLING: The Tool’s Impact On the Molding Process
Flash, venting, cooling, gating, or sticking problems? Better to fix the tool than distort your process.

Published: 5/26/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: Processing Nylon…and Other Problems
As moisture content in this and other hygroscopic resins varies, so will your viscosity and process. Here’s how to deal with these issues

Published: 5/26/2016

What Does It Take To Take on the World?
Participate in Plastics Technology’s second annual World Class Processors benchmarking survey and see how you stack up.

Published: 4/25/2016

March 2016 Index: 52.8
Processing business index registers growth for first time in 10 months.

Published: 4/25/2016

TOOLING: Hot Runners: A View from the Trenches
I conclude this three-part examination of real-world problems and solutions involving hot runners by focusing on heaters, thermocouples, and controls. Part 3 of 3.

Published: 4/25/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: Gate Freeze Study: Danger in a Name?
The test actually determines the hold time needed to mold repeatable parts, and it should be done regardless of whether the gate freezes or not.

Published: 4/25/2016

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