Pay attention to water leaks and rust, proper grease selection, vent buildup, and checks for wear.


Attention to design of cooling, ejection, and slides can save downtime and maintenance headaches.

TOOLING: Repairing Molds in the Press: Part 3

This is the final part of a series on tooling in the press. This column will cover repairs that can be accomplished in the press.


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TOOLING: Repairing Molds in the Press: Part 3
This is the final part of a series on tooling in the press. This column will cover repairs that can be accomplished in the press.
Columns Published: 1/20/2016

TOOLING: Designing Molds for Easy Cleaning & Maintenance in the Press
Pay attention to water leaks and rust, proper grease selection, vent buildup, and checks for wear.
Columns Published: 12/21/2015

TOOLING: Designing Molds for Easy Maintenance in the Press, Part 1
Attention to design of cooling, ejection, and slides can save downtime and maintenance headaches.
Columns Published: 11/23/2015

TOOLING: Dealing with Lifters--Part 2
This installment delves into more detail on some variables of design and fitting/timing of the lifters, which can cause issues or failures during molding.
Columns Published: 10/26/2015

TOOLING: Having Trouble with Lifters?
Lifters can cause tool maintenance, repair, and processing issues if not designed properly. Here we begin a series on how to avoid all this.
Columns Published: 9/26/2015

TOOLING: The Impact of Hydraulics on Tool Design
Here are more tips on using hydraulically actuated devices on your tools.
Columns Published: 8/17/2015

TOOLING: The Impact of Hydraulics on Tool Design
Get a better understanding of their use, proper sizing, and how the tool design and setup in the machine can impact failures in manufacturing.
Columns Published: 7/16/2015


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