PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

TOOLING: Novel Air Poppet Valve Resists High Pressures
Poppet valve for parts removal from injection molds keeps parts from sticking. More (+)
TOOLING: Ejectors: Watch That ‘Unsupported Length’
It may be an unfamiliar term, but it’s the key to preventing ejector-pin deflection and breakage More (+)


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News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2014

Novelties included variable-pitch manifolds, mold servo controls, 3D printed plastic mold inserts, and flexible/formable cooling channels.

Plastics Processors Planning Equipment Spending Spree

Gardner’s latest survey indicates a robust 17% increase in capital equipment purchases planned for in 2015. What does this mean to you?

TOOLING: Designing the Tool for the Material

To design a mold for the widest processing window and the fewest problems, start by considering the conditions imposed by the material being run.

Planning on Investing in Equipment? Best Be Decisive

Gardner’s capital-spending survey results project a big uptick in equipment investment this year. But processors who dawdle might not be able to buy what they want.

How to Mold Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics

Here’s the machinery, tooling, and process know how you need to get the most out of these high-performance materials.

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Molds & Tooling

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Used in all processes to give the melted plastic its final shape. The terms mold and tool generally refer to parts produced via injection or blow molding. Molds are generally made of tool steel, aluminum, copper and alloys. Mold components consists of components such as mold bases, pins, ejectors, lifters, bushings, guides and alignment devices. From this zone you can link to information on mold maintenance, mold simulation and CAD/CAM.


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