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Rapid Tooling Enables ‘Quick Manufacturing’
Custom molder Harbec explores new and unconventional methods of moldmaking to provide a competitive edge for its $15 million molding business.
Article Published: 10/24/2013
K 2013 Preview: Injection Molding
Next month’s mammoth triennial plastics show in Düsseldorf, Germany, challenges injection molding machine builders to demonstrate technological leadership in addressing the needs of the marketplace.
Article Published: 8/26/2013
‘Reshoring’ Is Not a Myth
For this molder, 35% to 40% of current sales is new business generated in the past two to three years—and some of that is due to reshoring.
Article Published: 7/29/2013
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

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