TOOLING: New Mold Components at NPE

Magnets hold metal inserts; component allows two cooling channels to cross each other in the same plane.

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A number of new standard mold components will be displayed by Hasco America Inc., Fletcher, N.C., at NPE in Orlando this month. These include:

• Heat-resistant permanent magnets (photo) to hold metal inserts while overmolding (also shown at Fakuma 2014—see January Close Up). Brass housings won’t magnetize mold plates.

• Wider mold-base ejector risers to minimize deflection.

• Ejector-plate thread adapters to replace the short thread in the ejector package and provide a longer holding thread for more reliable transmission of ejection force.

• Thinner diverter elements for cooling circuits that pass water from one insert to another without drilling extra holes in plates.

• Cool Cross molded nylon component that allows two cooling channels to cross each other in the same plane (see Feb. ’14 K 2013 report).