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INJECTION MOLDING: The Importance of Nominal Wall For Lightweighting Molded Parts
Establishing a nominal wall is one of the most important decisions an engineer makes when designing parts. Understanding how design changes will impact the manufacturing process is critical to ensure the part performs as expected.
Columns Published: 8/25/2014
TOOLING: Balancing the Heat Budget In Injection Molds
Basic formulas for how much heat you must pull out of the mold to achieve a set cycle time
Columns Published: 6/19/2014
INJECTION MOLDING: Setting Mold Protection Takes Time But Saves More
Mold protection is often neglected, but it more than pays for the time and attention required.
Columns Published: 6/19/2014
Industry Expands Again
January was the third month in a row and the fifth time in six months that index was higher than it was one year ago.
Columns Published: 2/25/2014
Leverage Your Cooling Power
You can predict the amount of heat you'll need to remove from parts before ejection with reasonable accuracy if you know polymer thermal properties and certain other rules of thumb.
Columns Published: 2/25/2014
Pay Attention to Heat Transfer
Money will be lost if cooling is not done right.
Columns Published: 6/24/2013
Don’t Ignore Nozzle Temperature Control
It is not a trivial detail.
Columns Published: 1/28/2013
Maintenance Training? Show Me the Money
Training works best if a goals are set and a plan is established to meet them.
Columns Published: 12/28/2012
The Cost of Doing Nothing
Most people usually associate costs with doing something.
Columns Published: 10/26/2012
Get the Most From Your Tooling
The history and culture of the molding industry has been to pull out every trick possible to work around design, resin, tooling, processing, and testing issues once the mold arrives. It is time to rewrite history.
Columns Published: 9/29/2012

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