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Published: 3/26/2017

Locating Rings and Platen Damage: Part 2
Selecting the right locating ring and putting it to good use takes careful consideration.

Published: 2/25/2017

What You Need to Know About Locating Rings: Part 1
Selecting the right locating ring and putting it to good use takes a lot of thought.

Published: 1/26/2017

Hitting the Numbers, Part 2
The shrinkage factor is one of the most critical numbers to hit.

Published: 12/27/2016

Hitting the Numbers
Start with an up-front review, discussion and collaboration with the customer.

Published: 11/23/2016

Gating Revisited
An overlooked factor in injection molding has outsize influence on the process and part quality.

Published: 10/18/2016

Two-Shot Molding and Tool Design
There are a few variations of the two-shot molding process, and each has implications for tool design.

Published: 10/1/2016

A Better Way
A well-run preventive maintenance program can actually help you make money.

Published: 9/27/2016

Solving Issues with Gloss
Your problem may be related to tooling, material, processing, or combinations thereof. Here’s how to find the root cause.

Published: 8/25/2016

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.

Published: 7/29/2016

TOOLING: Let’s Get Serious About Mold Cooling: Part 2
Some creative thinking with conventional technology, like small cooling lines and bubblers, can generate big improvements in cooling and cycle times.