Use these steps as a guide to minimize the time and money it takes to switch materials and color on your presses.


The procedures are different between series and parallel machines. What type do you have? How can you tell? Here’s what you need to know.

INJECTION MOLDING: How to Mold Living Hinges With No Flexing Required

Here are the five critical, intertwined components that must be perfected for a living hinge that doesn’t need to be flexed upon ejection.


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INJECTION MOLDING: How to Mold Living Hinges With No Flexing Required
Here are the five critical, intertwined components that must be perfected for a living hinge that doesn’t need to be flexed upon ejection.
Columns Published: 8/24/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: Purging: A to Z
Use these steps as a guide to minimize the time and money it takes to switch materials and color on your presses.
Columns Published: 7/19/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: How Different Machine Types Handle Fill and Pack/Hold Times
The procedures are different between series and parallel machines. What type do you have? How can you tell? Here’s what you need to know.
Columns Published: 6/22/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: Processing Nylon…and Other Problems
As moisture content in this and other hygroscopic resins varies, so will your viscosity and process. Here’s how to deal with these issues
Columns Published: 5/26/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: Gate Freeze Study: Danger in a Name?
The test actually determines the hold time needed to mold repeatable parts, and it should be done regardless of whether the gate freezes or not.
Columns Published: 4/25/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: Properly Placing & Cooling Insulator Plates
Thermal-energy management from the mold to the platens is critical for making consistent parts.
Columns Published: 3/24/2016

INJECTION MOLDING: Do You Need to Profile Injection Velocity?
Look at the parts. If the answer is yes, the on-machine viscosity curve can help.
Columns Published: 2/22/2016


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