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Simulation Meets Reality: Physical & Virtual Molding of LSR
Growing sophistication in simulating the molding performance of LSR is evident in the case of this exceedingly complex part. Actual molding trials validated the predictions of simulated ‘virtual molding.’
Article Published: 2/22/2016
Dry-Ice Blasting Suppliers Merge
Cold Jet acquires IceTech.
Article Published: 2/8/2016
What’s the True Cost of Buying A ‘Low-Cost’ Mold Overseas?
The head of a Canadian moldmaking company exposes the limitations of focusing solely on initial purchase cost when considering mold sourcing in China.
Article Published: 1/19/2016
Fakuma Show News: Hot Runners & Tooling
Hot-runner nozzles, manifolds, and controls, as well as other mold components and a new tooling concept made their debut in Friedrichshafen.
Article Published: 12/23/2015
How to Optimize Pack & Hold Times for Hot-Runner & Valve-Gated Molds
Applying a scientific method to what is typically a trial-and-error process. Part 2 of 2.
Article Published: 12/21/2015
Processors’ Equipment Investment Plans Remain Strong in 2016
Gardner’s exclusive research forecasts total spending on primary processing and auxiliary equipment at its highest level since 2008.
Article Published: 12/21/2015
3D Printing’s Growing Presence Seen at Fakuma Show
Additive manufacturing appeared in tooling inserts, robot grippers, and molded parts.
Article Published: 11/23/2015
Get the Wear Out
An effective way to extend mold life and ease mold warranties is to better manage mold cleaning techniques.
Article Published: 10/1/2015
Eliminate Unexpected Production Delays
Basic rules for getting optimal results from an ultrasonic cleaning system.
Article Published: 10/1/2015
The Hidden Value of a Spotting Press
As mold complexity increases, so, too, does the complexity of maintenance, which advances the role of spotting in mold validation.
Article Published: 10/1/2015

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