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Hitting the Numbers, Part 2
The shrinkage factor is one of the most critical numbers to hit.
Hitting the Numbers
Start with an up-front review, discussion and collaboration with the customer.
An overlooked factor in injection molding has outsize influence on the process and part quality.
Solving Issues with Gloss
Your problem may be related to tooling, material, processing, or combinations thereof. Here’s how to find the root cause.
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.
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.
TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling
Cooling is crucial to the molding process yet frequently overlooked. Here are some insights to consider.
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.
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.
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.