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Extreme Molding’s Mantra: ‘Find Your Niche and Stick to It’
For a small custom injection molder competing in today’s global market, Lynn Momrow-Zielinski has two pieces of advice: 1) Develop a business plan and stick to it. 2) Find a technical and/or market niche and stick to that, too.
Article Published: 6/25/2013
Haidlmair Adds Capacity for Extra-Large Molds
Austrian moldmaker expands at home and in the U.S.
Article Published: 6/25/2013
Measuring the Magic Of Turbulent-Flow Mold Cooling
For decades molding experts have talked about the importance of achieving turbulent flow in mold-cooling circuits. But what is it about turbulence that makes it so important? What can be measured and demonstrated to have some tangible value to molde...
Article Published: 5/28/2013
Tooling Advances Highlighted At Molding 2013 Conference
Molds and tooling were a big topic at the Molding 2013 Conference in New Orleans this January.
Article Published: 2/26/2013
Liquid CO2 Spot Cooling Gets Into Tight Spots in Molds
Cooling of long, thin cores, fillets, slides, ejectors, or other hard-to-reach spots in injection molds can present difficult challenges.
Article Published: 12/28/2012
More Effective Mold Maintenance: It’s All About the Data
When tooling issues are shutting down presses daily and you can’t muster the mold maintenance and operating records to figure out why, then like the song says, “Who ya gonna call?” The answer to that question proved crucial to Cosm...
Article Published: 12/28/2012
Take a Look at Vision Mold Protection
In today’s ultra-competitive manufacturing environment, a surprisingly often overlooked process improvement is mold protection.
Article Published: 11/28/2012
News in Materials & Machinery at SPE Blow Molding Conference
New barrier materials for small fuel tanks, tooling developments for large, flat, and odd-shaped industrial parts, new all-electric machines for large containers, and gravimetric extrusion control for bottles are some of the topics discussed at the ...
Article Published: 11/28/2012
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

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