PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

PT Article Molding 2017 Adds Tracks and Special Pre- and Post-Conference Events
More tracks, more speakers and more opportunities to network and learn, including a pre-conference workshop with John Bozzelli and a post-conference open house at RocTool. More (+)
Hitting the Numbers
Start with an up-front review, discussion and collaboration with the customer. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Molds & Tooling

3D-Printed Plastic Molds: K Exhibit Would Make You a Believer

Perhaps you have heard that additive manufacturing—a.k.a. 3D printing—can be used to make injection tooling inserts out of plastics—relatively quickly, at relatively low cost, and with little human labor involved.

TOOLING: Food-Grade Rust Protection for Packaging Molds

An extension of this supplier's line beyond purging compounds and release agents.

Burger and Brown Engineering Appoints New Vice President

Corey Brown will take over as vice president starting Jan. 1, 2017.

MGS Combines Multishot and Automation Businesses into New, Combined Space

Walking distance from its corporate headquarters in Germantown, Wisc., MGS Mfg. Group has opened a 40,000-ft2 space that combines its automation cell and modular multimaterial molding systems businesses.

Gating Revisited

An overlooked factor in injection molding has outsize influence on the process and part quality.

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OVERVIEW:
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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