Exploring the: Mold Maintenance Zone



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Cleaning Molds, Part III Ultrasonics Make Life Easier
Is there a “perfect” cleaning system for molds and tooling that would allow a significant reduction in labor hours and tooling damage while providing consistent cleaning results?
Article Published: 9/1/2007
Cleaning Molds–Part II Blasting with Dry Ice
Today, the most popular method of cleaning plastic injection molds still remains rooted in the antiquated process of scrubbing tooling and plates by hand, one piece at a time.
Article Published: 7/1/2007
Cleaning Molds: Part I
More labor hours are spent cleaning mold plates and tooling than any of the other repair stages (disassembly, troubleshooting, or assembly) combined.
Article Published: 6/1/2007
Evaluating Mold Repair Skills
A systematic approach to train mold repair skills is more effective.
Article Published: 5/1/2007
Part Two: How Efficient Is Your Mold Maintenance?
Last month we discussed how mold performance and mold-maintenance efficiency are different things, but they work hand in hand to affect the profitability of a molding company.
Article Published: 3/1/2007
How Efficient Is Your Mold Maintenance?
Mold performance and mold-maintenance efficiency are two very different but closely connected goals of today’s mold-repair shop.
Article Published: 2/1/2007
ITW Acquires Franklynn
Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill., has purchased Franklynn Industries, Inc., Loveland, Ohio.
Article Published: 1/29/2007
How to Clean a Flashed Hot Manifold-Part One
As I rounded the corner of our shop, I was confronted by a large flock of white shirts gathered around a mold on my bench.
Article Published: 8/1/2006
Detecting, Repairing & Preventing Water Leaks
Part I of III
Article Published: 3/1/2006
Keep Molds Running Longer
New low-friction, high-hardness coatings and upgraded deposition technologies are expanding the range of surface treatments to help tooling stand up to tougher molding challenges.
Article Published: 2/1/2006

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