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Know Your Options in Valve-Gated Hot Runners
Valve-gated hot-runner systems have been used for almost 50 years as a way to efficiently mold large parts.
Avoid Scale Buildup: The Silent Enemy of Cooling Performance
Obstructions in cooling can wreak havoc on molding. Here, a well-known supplier to molders that also molds recounts its experience and offers tips on how you can keep things flowing.
Hot/Cold Injection Molding: Which Approach Is Best for You?
The hot-and-cold molding process gives molders a new tool to achieve top-quality esthetics or to fill challenging thin-wall parts. There are a number of options in heating methods, and this article discusses the ins and outs of each.
MOLDING 2016 CONFERENCE: New Approaches to Processing, Tooling & Quality Assurance
The largest-ever annual Molding Conference included newsworthy technical presentations on a variety of injection molding topics. Here’s a selection.
Moldflow Announces 2016 Summit
A free, one-day, high-touch event in Detroit, Michigan, showcasing what’s new in Moldflow.
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.’
Dry-Ice Blasting Suppliers Merge
Cold Jet acquires IceTech.
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.
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.
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.