PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

Your Options for Mold Venting
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Parting-line maintenance, mold spotting, and machine conditions can all contribute to flash. More (+)


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Mold Cleaner Contains No Chlorinated Solvents
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The newest formulation of Slide Products’ Mold Cleaner Plus Degreaser 4 contains no chlorinated solvents and is less expensive, helping reduce the cost of mold maintenance and increasing worker and workplace safety.

In-Machine Mold Cleaning
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Cleaning mold cavities and vents, including those with complex, tight geometries, is critical to producing quality products.

Hot Runner Running Efficiently?
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Follow these tips to set up your system and keep it running smoothly.

In-House Laser Welding Offers Quick ROI
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Increasing pressure for ever-faster turnaround has made outsourcing this operation impractical for these three providers of mold repair and maintenance services.

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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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