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What You Need to Know About Locating Rings: Part 1
Selecting the right locating ring and putting it to good use takes a lot of thought.
Hitting the Numbers, Part 2
The shrinkage factor is one of the most critical numbers to hit.
Hitting the Numbers
Start with an up-front review, discussion and collaboration with the customer.
An overlooked factor in injection molding has outsize influence on the process and part quality.
Two-Shot Molding and Tool Design
There are a few variations of the two-shot molding process, and each has implications for tool design.
A Better Way
A well-run preventive maintenance program can actually help you make money.
Solving Issues with Gloss
Your problem may be related to tooling, material, processing, or combinations thereof. Here’s how to find the root cause.
TOOLING: How to Select the Right Tool Steel for Mold Cavities
With cavity steel or alloy selection there are many variables that can dictate the best option.
TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling: Part 2
Some creative thinking with conventional technology, like small cooling lines and bubblers, can generate big improvements in cooling and cycle times.
TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling
Cooling is crucial to the molding process yet frequently overlooked. Here are some insights to consider.