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Best Methods of Molding Undercuts
Producing plastics parts with undercuts presents distinct challenges for molders.
Article Published: 11/28/2012
Molder Takes 3D Printing In-House to Speed Product Development
“Bringing this function in-house is very much in keeping with the way our company conducts its business.
Article Published: 9/28/2012
A Sprinter, Not a Marathoner
“We set the standard for how short-run is done.” Asked to explain his company’s motto, Ron Kirscht, president of Donnelly Custom Manufacturing, replied, “We’re a sprinter, not a marathon runner.
Article Published: 8/28/2012
Overcoming IML’s Challenges To Reap Its Rewards
In-mold labeling has advanced dramatically over the past 20 years, but mostly in Europe. Here is what you need to know to bring IML to your operation.
Article Published: 7/30/2012
Do You Still Get Stubborn Surface Defects, Even With Sequential Valve Gating?
Sequential valve gating either eliminates or greatly reduces the flow-front collisions, and resulting knit lines, between a set of nozzles. However, there are still applications using sequential molding where a “ghost mark” or marks occurs on the pa...
Article Published: 7/30/2012
U.S. Medical Development Center For Ritemp Cooling Technology
Novel conformal cooling technology from Ritemp Pty.
Article Published: 6/26/2012
TOOLING AT NPE: Hot Runners & Coinjection Grab Spotlight
Tooling innovations at NPE focused primarily on multi-cavity closure and medical applications, though there was also a substantial emphasis on large automotive and appliance parts.
Article Published: 6/25/2012
‘How Will It Mold?’ Brand-New Test Method Relates Material, Mold & Machine
It's the first material characterization method developed specifically for evaluating the injection moldability of a plastic melt.
Article Published: 5/31/2012
Tier 1 Automotive Molder Uses Team Approach to Mold Simulation
SRG Global calls in outside assistance to solve a tricky technical problem.
Article Published: 5/29/2012
New Way to Characterize Moldability Of Resins & Part/Tool Designs
Experienced injection molders have long known that a resin’s melt flow index (MFI), measured under very low-shear conditions, provides very little information about how it will process under many orders of magnitude higher shear in an actual m...
Article Published: 4/29/2012

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