With cavity steel or alloy selection there are many variables that can dictate the best option.


Some creative thinking with conventional technology, like small cooling lines and bubblers, can generate big improvements in cooling and cycle times.

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Solving Issues with Gloss
Your problem may be related to tooling, material, processing, or combinations thereof. Here’s how to find the root cause.
Columns Published: 9/27/2016

TOOLING: How to Select the Right Tool Steel for Mold Cavities
With cavity steel or alloy selection there are many variables that can dictate the best option.
Columns Published: 8/25/2016

TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling: Part 2
Some creative thinking with conventional technology, like small cooling lines and bubblers, can generate big improvements in cooling and cycle times.
Columns Published: 7/29/2016

TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling
Cooling is crucial to the molding process yet frequently overlooked. Here are some insights to consider.
Columns Published: 6/22/2016

TOOLING: The Tool’s Impact On the Molding Process
Flash, venting, cooling, gating, or sticking problems? Better to fix the tool than distort your process.
Columns Published: 5/26/2016

TOOLING: Hot Runners: A View from the Trenches
I conclude this three-part examination of real-world problems and solutions involving hot runners by focusing on heaters, thermocouples, and controls. Part 3 of 3.
Columns Published: 4/25/2016

TOOLING: Straight Talk on Hot Runners
Here’s a view from the trenches of a tooling manager who, over 30 years, has experienced the joys and pains of using virtually every type of hot runner on the market. Part 2.
Columns Published: 3/24/2016


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