PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

TOOLING: The Impact of Hydraulics on Tool Design
Here are more tips on using hydraulically actuated devices on your tools. More (+)
Mold Maintenance Hand Skills: It’s All about Connectivity
It takes a blend of brawn and brains for any tradesman or repair technician to become a craftsman or journeyman. And these skills can be learned. More (+)


TOOLING: New Nano-Diamond Mold Coating Protects Steel & Aluminum

New balance of corrosion and abrasion resistance, plus good lubricity and suitability for aluminum tools.

TOOLING: New Mold Steel Has Higher Heat Transfer

Higher heat transfer plus hardness equal to H13 steel.

A Very Small World: Micromolding at Makuta

Makuta Technics sweats the tiny details so it can run ‘lights out’ most of the day.

Superior Die Set Announces New Hire And A Promotion

Brandon Haffelder joins as a process engineer and Derrick Gilane, outside sales engineer, will now represent the company in Missouri, Kansas and Southern Illinois.

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.

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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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Product Announcements

TOOLING: New Nano-Diamond Mold Coating Protects Steel & Aluminum
Bales Metal Surface Solutions 8/13/2015
TOOLING: New Mold Steel Has Higher Heat Transfer
Ellwood Specialty Steel 8/13/2015
TOOLING: New Sensors Extend Range Of Core-Pull Systems
PFA Inc. 5/18/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Simulation for Powder Injection Molding
SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding 4/28/2015
INJECTION MOLDING: Enhanced Magnetic Mold Clamping
EAS Mold & Die Change Systems 4/28/2015

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