PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

Eastman Explores Processing of Tritan Copolyester For Small, Multicavity Medical Parts
A sophisticated 32-cavity mold and all-electric press are being used to define the process window and critical mold and part design criteria. More (+)
TOOLING: The Impact of Hydraulics on Tool Design
Get a better understanding of their use, proper sizing, and how the tool design and setup in the machine can impact failures in manufacturing. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Molds & Tooling

Tooling at NPE: Valve Gates & Multi-Tips Top the News In Hot Runners

There’s no letup in development of sophisticated hot-runner nozzles and controls. Here’s news in these and other tooling products at the show.

On-Site: A Big Molder’s Technical Engineering Plus a Small Company’s Customer Service

That’s the formula for rapid growth at a new/old firm serving medical, military, and aviation markets.

TOOLING: How to Vent Mold Details

Principles to follow in venting bosses, ribs, pins, cores, slides, and lifters.

CT Scanning Gives Precision Molder X-Ray Vision of Part Quality

It beats other techniques for measuring critical part dimensions, and it provides unique visibility inside parts, nondestructively. One molder’s experience illustrates the benefits.

TOOLING: New Sensors Extend Range Of Core-Pull Systems

Low-profile proximity and high-temperature sensors added to line.

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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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