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TOOLING: Ejectors: Watch That ‘Unsupported Length’
It may be an unfamiliar term, but it’s the key to preventing ejector-pin deflection and breakage
Columns Published: 1/27/2015
TOOLING: Designing the Tool for the Material
To design a mold for the widest processing window and the fewest problems, start by considering the conditions imposed by the material being run.
Columns Published: 12/29/2014
The Importance of Gate Geometry
Gate size and shape—unlike gate location—don’t often get the attention they deserve. Many common assumptions about gate geometry deserve to be challenged
Columns Published: 11/24/2014
TOOLING: Flash-Free Molding: Part Two
Parting-line maintenance, mold spotting, and machine conditions can all contribute to flash.
Columns Published: 10/23/2014
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Columns Published: 10/23/2014
The Everyday Mold Experience
Maintenance and repair are critical to meeting manufacturing goals.
Columns Published: 10/1/2014
TOOLING: Flash-Free Molding: Part 1
A robust process window relies a lot on tooling. So it stands to reason that making a tool change to address issues provides a more robust solution
Columns Published: 9/22/2014
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

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