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What’s the True Cost of Buying A ‘Low-Cost’ Mold Overseas?
The head of a Canadian moldmaking company exposes the limitations of focusing solely on initial purchase cost when considering mold sourcing in China.
Article Published: 1/19/2016
Fakuma Show News: Hot Runners & Tooling
Hot-runner nozzles, manifolds, and controls, as well as other mold components and a new tooling concept made their debut in Friedrichshafen.
Article Published: 12/23/2015
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.
Article Published: 12/21/2015
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.
Article Published: 12/21/2015
3D Printing’s Growing Presence Seen at Fakuma Show
Additive manufacturing appeared in tooling inserts, robot grippers, and molded parts.
Article Published: 11/23/2015
Get the Wear Out
An effective way to extend mold life and ease mold warranties is to better manage mold cleaning techniques.
Article Published: 10/1/2015
Eliminate Unexpected Production Delays
Basic rules for getting optimal results from an ultrasonic cleaning system.
Article Published: 10/1/2015
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.
Article Published: 10/1/2015
New PLA Molder Anticipates Swift Growth
SelfEco developed two diverse PLA product lines in less than a year.
Article Published: 9/25/2015
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.
Article Published: 8/14/2015

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