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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.

Published: 9/29/2012

Get the Most From Your Tooling
The history and culture of the molding industry has been to pull out every trick possible to work around design, resin, tooling, processing, and testing issues once the mold arrives. It is time to rewrite history.

Published: 7/30/2012

Maintenance Terms of Endearment
Look closely at your company’s mold maintenance language and formalize your approach to create a clear and concise picture—one that can be measured.

Published: 3/26/2012

The Value of 20 Bits of Data
With these 20 bits of data, toolrooms can drastically lower the cost of keeping molds running and improve mold reliability and tooling life while reducing breakdowns and molding better parts.

Published: 1/28/2012

Safety Sense in the Shop
Running a clean, organized, professional, and safe shop requires a team effort that includes an awareness of unsafe practices and equipment that need to be eliminated, replaced, or improved, along with the accountability of all to identify and docum...

Published: 12/27/2011

Why Multi-Cavity Molds Fill Unevenly
Balanced filling is critical for making identical parts, achieving high CPKs, holding tight tolerances, and getting “good” data from design of experiments.

Published: 6/27/2011

The Tools of Tool Maintenance
The root cause of many mold and part issues are ultimately determined by the ability to measure something within one or two tenths of a mil. Readings with precision measuring tools can determine whether a tooling component is to be reused, reworked,...

Published: 3/1/2011

Create a Maintenance Work (Bench) Cell
Get better results by improving the organization of your mold-maintenance operation.