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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
Maintenance Terms of Endearment
Look closely at your company’s mold maintenance language and formalize your approach to create a clear and concise picture—one that can be measured.
Columns Published: 7/30/2012
The Value of 20 Bits of Data
With these 20 bits of data, toolrooms can drastically lower the cost of keeping molds running and improve mold reliability and tooling life while reducing breakdowns and molding better parts.
Columns Published: 3/26/2012
Safety Sense in the Shop
Running a clean, organized, professional, and safe shop requires a team effort that includes an awareness of unsafe practices and equipment that need to be eliminated, replaced, or improved, along with the accountability of all to identify and docum...
Columns Published: 1/28/2012

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