PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

TOOLING: Mold Memory Device at K 2016
16 GB of memory screwed into the mold, with a USB interface. More (+)
TOOLING: How to Select the Right Tool Steel for Mold Cavities
With cavity steel or alloy selection there are many variables that can dictate the best option. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Molds & Tooling

Barnes Group Acquires FOBOHA Molds Business

Moldmaker is now a sister company of mold-sensor and hot-runner suppliers.

Milacron Launches “eSTORE”

Online ordering of spare parts, supplies, and whole machines and systems.

TOOLING: Innovative Spin on Cube Molds At K 2016

Three exihibits for multicolored caps with in-mold closing, foam/solid PET preforms for stretch-blow molding, and for injection-blow molding on a modified injection machine.

Milacron to Show Wide Range of New Technologies at K 2016 Milacron

New developments in injection and blow molding, extrusion, hot runners, and tooling will be featured.

Know Your Options in Valve-Gated Hot Runners

Valve-gated hot-runner systems have been used for almost 50 years as a way to efficiently mold large parts.

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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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