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Communication Is Key in Designing Blown Film Dies
Over the years I have bought, designed, or helped design quite a number of blown film dies.
Columns Published: 3/1/2010
You Think You Know Your Molds? Try These 10 Questions to Find Out for Sure
A mold repair technician’s job has always been to make molds run—anyhow, any way.
Columns Published: 2/1/2010
Tooling Know-How: Five Tips on Profile Die Design
A poorly designed profile die—one that does not permit the part to be extruded with the same dimensions from run to run—coupled with a lack of understanding of the extrusion process, is a recipe for scrap generation.
Columns Published: 1/1/2010
Tooling Know-How: Troubleshooting Defects--Part II: Hot-Runner Long Gate Vestiges
Last month, we discussed the general issues of an organized and disciplined process of troubleshooting and correcting mold defects.
Columns Published: 12/1/2009
Troubleshooting Defects: Part I
Like the three other aspects of a typical mold clean/repair job (disassembly, cleaning, and assembly) there is usually more than one way to skin the cat of troubleshooting and correcting defects.
Columns Published: 11/1/2009

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