PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

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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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Seasoned technicians are leaving, and replacing them with youngsters is a challenge. But some processors have taken dramatic initiatives to change how young people think about manufacturing and are bringing the next generation into the fold.

INJECTION MOLDING: The Importance of Nominal Wall For Lightweighting Molded Parts

Establishing a nominal wall is one of the most important decisions an engineer makes when designing parts. Understanding how design changes will impact the manufacturing process is critical to ensure the part performs as expected.

First-Ever Conference Planned on Conformal Cooling

'Game-changing' technology for molders is the subject of September conference.

FEA Software Predicts Material Response to Repeated Snap Fits

Improved finite-element modeling accounts for viscoelastic response to multiple stress-strain cycles.

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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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