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Published: 9/22/2014

TOOLING: Flash-Free Molding: Part 1
A robust process window relies a lot on tooling. So it stands to reason that making a tool change to address issues provides a more robust solution

Published: 8/25/2014

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.

Published: 6/19/2014

TOOLING: Balancing the Heat Budget In Injection Molds
Basic formulas for how much heat you must pull out of the mold to achieve a set cycle time

Published: 6/19/2014

INJECTION MOLDING: Setting Mold Protection Takes Time But Saves More
Mold protection is often neglected, but it more than pays for the time and attention required.

Published: 2/25/2014

Industry Expands Again
January was the third month in a row and the fifth time in six months that index was higher than it was one year ago.

Published: 2/25/2014

Leverage Your Cooling Power
You can predict the amount of heat you'll need to remove from parts before ejection with reasonable accuracy if you know polymer thermal properties and certain other rules of thumb.

Published: 6/24/2013

Pay Attention to Heat Transfer
Money will be lost if cooling is not done right.

Published: 1/28/2013

Don’t Ignore Nozzle Temperature Control
It is not a trivial detail.

Published: 12/28/2012

Maintenance Training? Show Me the Money
Training works best if a goals are set and a plan is established to meet them.

Published: 10/26/2012

The Cost of Doing Nothing
Most people usually associate costs with doing something.