PT ZONE: Mold Maintenance

PT Article Dawdle No More: Register for Amerimold Now
Conference line-up includes more than 30 technical experts discussing tools and technologies for impacting the entire plastic injection mold lifecycle. More (+)
PT Article The Five “Ms” of Molding—Part II: The Mold
A bad mold can cripple a process; learn what areas should be considered as a tool is evaluated and reviewed. More (+)


So How Fast Can You Change a Mold?

A contest next month at a U.K. trade show will crown one molder king of the quick-change artists.

Tool Time at Molding 2016

Plastics might replace metals in various applications, but in injection molding those parts require steel-based tools to be created, putting molds, and metal, at the center of the process.

Dry-Ice Blasting Suppliers Merge

Cold Jet acquires IceTech.

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.

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.

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Mold Maintenance


To keep a mold running it needs to be properly maintained and repaired. Essential processes include mold tryout, welding, cleaning and retrofitting.

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