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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
Injection Molding: How to Get Rid of Bubbles
First find out if they are the result of trapped gas or a vacuum void. Then follow these steps to get rid of them.
Columns Published: 3/31/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: The Trouble with Mismatched Nozzle Tips & Sprue Bushings
It happens more than most molders realize and can cause a host of molding problems. Here’s what to look for and how to fix it.
Columns Published: 2/22/2015
INJECTION: First to Second Stage Transfer: Should There Be ‘Bounce-Back’?
How much screw ‘jumping’ or bounce-back can your process tolerate? The answer is no surprise: It depends
Columns Published: 1/27/2015

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