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The Importance of Gate Geometry
Gate size and shape—unlike gate location—don’t often get the attention they deserve. Many common assumptions about gate geometry deserve to be challenged
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
TOOLING: Flash-Free Molding: Part Two
Parting-line maintenance, mold spotting, and machine conditions can all contribute to flash.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
TOOLING: Flash-Free Molding: Part 1
A robust process window relies a lot on tooling. So it stands to reason that making a tool change to address issues provides a more robust solution
Columns Published: 9/22/2014
TOOLING: Balancing the Heat Budget In Injection Molds
Basic formulas for how much heat you must pull out of the mold to achieve a set cycle time
Columns Published: 6/19/2014
Leverage Your Cooling Power
You can predict the amount of heat you'll need to remove from parts before ejection with reasonable accuracy if you know polymer thermal properties and certain other rules of thumb.
Columns Published: 2/25/2014
How to Start a Hot-Runner Mold That Has No Tip Insulators
Here's a method to assist with efficient dark-to-light color changes on hot-runner systems that are hot-tipped.
Columns Published: 10/24/2013
Maintenance Training? Show Me the Money
Training works best if a goals are set and a plan is established to meet them.
Columns Published: 12/28/2012
The Cost of Doing Nothing
Most people usually associate costs with doing something.
Columns Published: 10/26/2012
Maintenance Terms of Endearment
Look closely at your company’s mold maintenance language and formalize your approach to create a clear and concise picture—one that can be measured.
Columns Published: 7/30/2012
The Value of 20 Bits of Data
With these 20 bits of data, toolrooms can drastically lower the cost of keeping molds running and improve mold reliability and tooling life while reducing breakdowns and molding better parts.
Columns Published: 3/26/2012

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