PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

TOOLING: New CAD/CAM Software Visualizes Mold Movements
Updated CAD developments include new technology for managing multiple instances of the same geometry. More (+)
Hexagon Buys Vero Software
Vero is known for its Visi software suite, which includes integrated mold analysis. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Molds & Tooling

TOOLING: Flash-Free Molding: Part 1

A robust process window relies a lot on tooling. So it stands to reason that making a tool change to address issues provides a more robust solution

3D Printing of “Porous” Tools Awarded Walmart Research Grant

What if you could build a tool that had just the right amount of material it needed in just the right places?

INJECTION MOLDING: Mold Simulation Software Gains Speed and New Functionality

It's faster, easier to use, and supports more sophisticated modeling.

Reduce Hot-Runner Downtime With Proper Troubleshooting

Solve your problem faster by adopting a systematic approach. Here’s how to get going.

B&B Molders Sticks to Its Core— Core Values & Core Competencies

To compete in today’s market, you need good technology, but you also need to know what you stand for and what you’re good at.

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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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