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Published: 4/1/2010

When Assembling Molds, Patience is THE Virtue
Installing and fitting close-tolerance tooling requires patience, a steady hand, attention to detail, and the ability to “read” resistance.

Published: 3/1/2010

Communication Is Key in Designing Blown Film Dies
Over the years I have bought, designed, or helped design quite a number of blown film dies.

Published: 2/1/2010

You Think You Know Your Molds? Try These 10 Questions to Find Out for Sure
A mold repair technician’s job has always been to make molds run—anyhow, any way.

Published: 1/1/2010

Tooling Know-How: Five Tips on Profile Die Design
A poorly designed profile die—one that does not permit the part to be extruded with the same dimensions from run to run—coupled with a lack of understanding of the extrusion process, is a recipe for scrap generation.

Published: 12/1/2009

Tooling Know-How: Troubleshooting Defects--Part II: Hot-Runner Long Gate Vestiges
Last month, we discussed the general issues of an organized and disciplined process of troubleshooting and correcting mold defects.

Published: 11/1/2009

Troubleshooting Defects: Part I
Like the three other aspects of a typical mold clean/repair job (disassembly, cleaning, and assembly) there is usually more than one way to skin the cat of troubleshooting and correcting defects.