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Published: 7/29/2016

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.

Published: 6/22/2016

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.

Published: 4/25/2016

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.

Published: 4/25/2016

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.

Published: 4/11/2016

Moldflow Announces 2016 Summit
A free, one-day, high-touch event in Detroit, Michigan, showcasing what’s new in Moldflow.

Published: 2/22/2016

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.’

Published: 2/8/2016

Dry-Ice Blasting Suppliers Merge
Cold Jet acquires IceTech.

Published: 1/19/2016

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.

Published: 12/23/2015

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.

Published: 12/21/2015

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.