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Published: 1/26/2017

Hitting the Numbers, Part 2
The shrinkage factor is one of the most critical numbers to hit.

Published: 12/27/2016

Hitting the Numbers
Start with an up-front review, discussion and collaboration with the customer.

Published: 11/23/2016

Gating Revisited
An overlooked factor in injection molding has outsize influence on the process and part quality.

Published: 9/27/2016

Solving Issues with Gloss
Your problem may be related to tooling, material, processing, or combinations thereof. Here’s how to find the root cause.

Published: 8/25/2016

TOOLING: How to Select the Right Tool Steel for Mold Cavities
With cavity steel or alloy selection there are many variables that can dictate the best option.

Published: 7/29/2016

TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling: Part 2
Some creative thinking with conventional technology, like small cooling lines and bubblers, can generate big improvements in cooling and cycle times.

Published: 6/22/2016

TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling
Cooling is crucial to the molding process yet frequently overlooked. Here are some insights to consider.

Published: 5/26/2016

TOOLING: The Tool’s Impact On the Molding Process
Flash, venting, cooling, gating, or sticking problems? Better to fix the tool than distort your process.

Published: 4/25/2016

TOOLING: Hot Runners: A View from the Trenches
I conclude this three-part examination of real-world problems and solutions involving hot runners by focusing on heaters, thermocouples, and controls. Part 3 of 3.

Published: 3/24/2016

TOOLING: Straight Talk on Hot Runners
Here’s a view from the trenches of a tooling manager who, over 30 years, has experienced the joys and pains of using virtually every type of hot runner on the market. Part 2.