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INJECTION MOLDING: Setting Mold Protection Takes Time But Saves More
Mold protection is often neglected, but it more than pays for the time and attention required.
Columns Published: 6/19/2014
INJECTION MOLDING: Troubleshooting Bridging
Bridging is an aggravating problem that can shut you down. Here's how to find it and fix it.
Columns Published: 5/21/2014
INJECTION MOLDING: ‘Know Your Machine’
Many molders think they “know their machine,” but in reality do not. They get consumed by the demands of day-to-day production requirements and lose sight of the big picture.
Columns Published: 4/23/2014
Screw Speed Versus Recovery Time
Many molders don't take screw-rotation speed into account when developing a process for a new mold. Here's why they should.
Columns Published: 3/21/2014
Shutting Down & Starting Up An Injection Molding Machine
Whether your press is going down for repairs, a holiday, or a slow production schedule, proper shut-down and start-up procedures must be followed.
Columns Published: 2/25/2014
Melt Flow Rate Testing–Part 8
Here are the steps to take in cases where the MFR is not provided by the polymer supplier.
Columns Published: 2/25/2014
How to Set Barrel Zone Temps
Start by picking a target melt temperature, and double-check data sheets for the resin supplier’s recommendations. Now for the rest...
Columns Published: 1/23/2014
How to Establish an Acceptable Range for Pressure at Transfer
Pressure at transfer tells you the viscosity of the resin, providing the fill time is the same. Monitoring pressure at transfer—or better yet, the integral under the pressure vs. time curve—provides insight into the process.
Columns Published: 12/29/2013
Minimizing Black Specks
Black specks in molded parts are one of the most infuriating problems to resolve on the shop floor. Here's how to fix them.
Columns Published: 11/26/2013
How to Stop Flash
Troubleshooting flash is complicated, and often there is a lot of tail-chasing on the shop floor in trying to get a solution. This approach should lead you to the solution via a data-driven procedure.
Columns Published: 10/24/2013

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