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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
Why Multi-Cavity Molds Fill Unevenly
Balanced filling is critical for making identical parts, achieving high CPKs, holding tight tolerances, and getting “good” data from design of experiments.
Columns Published: 12/27/2011
The Tools of Tool Maintenance
The root cause of many mold and part issues are ultimately determined by the ability to measure something within one or two tenths of a mil. Readings with precision measuring tools can determine whether a tooling component is to be reused, reworked,...
Columns Published: 6/27/2011
Create a Maintenance Work (Bench) Cell
Get better results by improving the organization of your mold-maintenance operation.
Columns Published: 3/1/2011

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