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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.
Processors’ Equipment Investment Plans Remain Strong in 2016
Gardner’s exclusive research forecasts total spending on primary processing and auxiliary equipment at its highest level since 2008.
3D Printing’s Growing Presence Seen at Fakuma Show
Additive manufacturing appeared in tooling inserts, robot grippers, and molded parts.
Get the Wear Out
An effective way to extend mold life and ease mold warranties is to better manage mold cleaning techniques.
Eliminate Unexpected Production Delays
Basic rules for getting optimal results from an ultrasonic cleaning system.
The Hidden Value of a Spotting Press
As mold complexity increases, so, too, does the complexity of maintenance, which advances the role of spotting in mold validation.
New PLA Molder Anticipates Swift Growth
SelfEco developed two diverse PLA product lines in less than a year.
Mold Maintenance Hand Skills: It’s All about Connectivity
It takes a blend of brawn and brains for any tradesman or repair technician to become a craftsman or journeyman. And these skills can be learned.
A Very Small World: Micromolding at Makuta
Makuta Technics sweats the tiny details so it can run ‘lights out’ most of the day.
Superior Die Set Announces New Hire And A Promotion
Brandon Haffelder joins as a process engineer and Derrick Gilane, outside sales engineer, will now represent the company in Missouri, Kansas and Southern Illinois.