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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
Mold-Masters Gains Exclusive Use Of Ritemp Technology for Hot Runners
Hot-runner supplier Mold-Masters Ltd., Georgetown, Ont., has obtained rights to exclusive global use of Ritemp evaporative cooling technology for hot-runner molds.
Article Published: 3/27/2012
Tooling at NPE: A Hot-Runner Bonanza in Orlando
Most of the emphasis is on valve gating and on doing more in less space. Other highlights include standardized mold components, some impressive feats of moldmaking creativity, and advances in mold simulation.
Article Published: 2/24/2012
Elmet Opens North American HQ
Produces LSR injection molds and dosing systems.
Article Published: 2/23/2012
Getting Into LSR--Part IV: How LSR Tooling Is Different
Building molds for rubber molding, and specifically liquid silicone (LSR ) injection, can be very challenging.
Article Published: 12/28/2011
‘Lean’ Versus Quality Management: They Don’t Have to Conflict
A 'Lean Compliance' system allows an organization to focus its lean initiatives in a way that also improves its quality management system.
Article Published: 11/28/2011
Don’t Just Be a ‘Replacer’
To be a skilled troubleshooter is about understanding how your molds function, paying attention to the details, establishing a consistent troubleshooting method, and using historical data to guide your tooling replacement decisions
Article Published: 11/28/2011

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