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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
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

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