Exploring the: Mold Maintenance Zone



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Vacuum Venting Keeps Molds Running Longer
In tough economic times, facing hungry competition here and abroad, molders cannot afford to ignore preventable problems that slow cycles, cost machine downtime and mold maintenance, and waste material on reject parts.
Article Published: 11/1/2008
Cleaning Molds in the Press Slashes Downtime
For a global electronics manufacturer with around-the-clock production, the ability to clean molds in the press without disassembly provided major productivity increases.
Article Published: 10/1/2008
What Toolroom Maintenance Supervisors Need to Know
Those in charge of keeping molds reliable and production-ready normally start their day in the same manner—wondering what broke down since they last walked out the door—and hoping they have the resources to get it going again.
Article Published: 9/1/2008
Why Mold-Maintenance Data Is Essential for Processing Technicians
When I was in the Navy, many different trades such as hydraulics, electrical, airframes, armament, and jet-engine mechanics worked side by side to get planes into the air, through their scheduled missions, returned to base, and turned around to do i...
Article Published: 7/1/2008
Defect Position Analysis: What It Is, Why You Need It
There are so many new technological options in mold design, moldmaking, and molding today that it boggles the mind: We can simulate melt flows to anticipate difficulties.
Article Published: 6/1/2008
Qualifying an Outside Molder? Look at the Tool Room
If custom molders were judged on curb appeal alone, this one would always be flush with work. Appointed in colonial brick encasing large smoked-glass windows and surrounded by balmy landscape and a lawn that looked good enough to eat, this stately p...
Article Published: 5/1/2008
The Final Check
The roar of fighter jets taking off one after another drowned out the frantic screams of the plane captain running towards me, but the look on his face made it obvious there was a problem.
Article Published: 3/1/2008
Creating a Mold-Repair Plan-Part II: The Last Shot Inspection Report
Last month, we discussed how to collect accurate mold performance data at the press through the use of an IML (injection mold layout) sheet.
Article Published: 11/1/2007
Creating a Mold-Repair Plan-Part I: The Mold Layout Sheet
Regardless of mold type, the goal of the maintenance shop always is the same: Get a mold production-ready after it has been removed from service.
Article Published: 10/1/2007
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

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