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The 5 M’s of Molding—Part 3: Material
You’ve accounted for variability in two other “Ms”—mold and man—but materials in their lot-to-lot differences and handling challenges pose a distinct threat to repeatability.
Blog Published: 6/7/2016
The Five “Ms” of Molding—Part II: The Mold
A bad mold can cripple a process; learn what areas should be considered as a tool is evaluated and reviewed.
Blog Published: 6/1/2016
The 5 M’s of Molding—Part I: Man (labor)
There are many areas in which personnel affect consistency and repeatability within a plastics operation.
Blog Published: 5/24/2016
LSR Developments in LEDs for Automotive and Street Lighting
LSR’s resistance to UV light and high temperatures allow direct contact to LED, while low injection pressure allows overmolding of sensitive parts.
Blog Published: 5/16/2016
So How Fast Can You Change a Mold?
A contest next month at a U.K. trade show will crown one molder king of the quick-change artists.
Blog Published: 5/13/2016
Make Your Machine Time Count
At the end of the day, injection molders are ultimately only selling one thing: machine time.
Blog Published: 1/20/2016
Making Molding An Absolute ‘Joy’
Mock injection molding plant for Jennifer Lawrence movie was put together by Absolute Machinery Corp.  
Blog Published: 1/18/2016
Emerging Technologies in the Spotlight
Smart packaging, additive manufacturing, Industry 4.0, completely reimagining the injection molding machine—those are just some of the topics to be tackled in the Emerging Technologies session at Molding 2016.
Blog Published: 1/13/2016
Happy Birthday to the Reciprocating Screw!
2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the patenting of the reciprocating screw injection molding machine, and there are some who argue little has changed in the technology in the intervening six decades.
Blog Published: 1/5/2016
In Praise of “Job Shops”
The term “job shop” can oversimplify the unique skill set flexible processors offer their customers.
Blog Published: 12/9/2015

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