PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

TOOLING: Mold Simulation Software Gains Speed & New Functionality
Enhancements in simulating conformal cooling, hot runners, MuCell foaming, shrink/warp, and fiber reinforcements. More (+)
Haidlmair Seeks U.S. Moldmaking Location
Austrian moldmaker is expanding overseas. More (+)


Novel Tooling, New Materials Highlight Thermoplastic Composite Advances

Conference showcases new developments in equipment and materials for more efficient production of automotive thermoplastic composites parts.

Mold-Heating/Cooling Technology Keeps Cosmetic Parts Looking ‘Hot’

New rapid mold-temperature control technology allows molder to eliminate cosmetic defects like knit lines or sink marks in parts that require a glossy finish or feature texturing.

Hexagon Buys Vero Software

Vero joins the Intergraph and CADWorx brands.

Vero Software Has New Owner

Hexagon of Sweden adds Vero to its Intergraph and CADWorx brands.

Haidlmair Is Looking for a U.S. Moldmaking Location

Austrian mold builder wants to set up shop here.

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Molds & Tooling


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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