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Eastman Explores Processing of Tritan Copolyester For Small, Multicavity Medical Parts
A sophisticated 32-cavity mold and all-electric press are being used to define the process window and critical mold and part design criteria.
Article Published: 7/17/2015
Tooling at NPE: Valve Gates & Multi-Tips Top the News In Hot Runners
There’s no letup in development of sophisticated hot-runner nozzles and controls. Here’s news in these and other tooling products at the show.
Article Published: 7/1/2015
On-Site: A Big Molder’s Technical Engineering Plus a Small Company’s Customer Service
That’s the formula for rapid growth at a new/old firm serving medical, military, and aviation markets.
Article Published: 7/1/2015
CT Scanning Gives Precision Molder X-Ray Vision of Part Quality
It beats other techniques for measuring critical part dimensions, and it provides unique visibility inside parts, nondestructively. One molder’s experience illustrates the benefits.
Article Published: 5/24/2015
American Injection Molding Institute: ‘A New Kind of Plastics Education’
Building 'foundational knowledge' and critical thinking skills.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
News Highlights from NPE2015
Here’s a first look at new technology in materials, auxiliaries, and all types of processes.
Article Published: 4/28/2015
Haidlmair Adds Canadian Subsidiary
Large Austrian moldmaker gains a manufacturing location in North America.
Article Published: 2/24/2015
Mold Cleaner Works Fast
Said to have unmatched effectiveness in removing rust, oxidation, weld discoloration, resin outgassing stains, and other mold buildup without scrubbing.
Article Published: 2/24/2015
For Better Warpage Simulation, Consider the Whole Molding Process
Which way will it warp, and how much? To get an accurate prediction, you have to look at the whole mold and the whole process, over several cycles.
Article Published: 2/22/2015
News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2014
Novelties included variable-pitch manifolds, mold servo controls, 3D printed plastic mold inserts, and flexible/formable cooling channels.
Article Published: 12/29/2014

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