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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
Columns Published: 1/20/2016
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
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
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
INJECTION MOLDING: Why Pellet Size and Shape Are Important
Uniformity is needed to help ensure melt quality.
Columns Published: 9/25/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Understanding Machine vs. Plastic Variables
Why setup sheets, DOEs, validations, etc. may not yield the results they should.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: How to Specify an Injection Molding Machine
There are 51 things to consider when spec’ing a controller.
Columns Published: 7/16/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: How to Specify an Injection Molding Machine
In part two of a three-part series, the focus is on the injection unit.
Columns Published: 7/1/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: How to Specify an Injection Molding Machine
With the market percolating, more molders are looking at new presses. This series will discuss what you should consider before writing a check, beginning with the clamping unit.
Columns Published: 5/25/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Scientific Molding Gone Wrong
Sometimes molders get trained in Scientific Molding only to revert to their old way of doing things as soon problems pop up.
Columns Published: 4/27/2015

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