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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
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

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