INJECTION KNOW HOW

Injection Know How

Process Monitoring or Production Monitoring—Why Not Both?

Molders looking to both monitor an injection molding process effectively and manage production can definitely do both with tools available today, but the question is how best to tackle these twin challenges.
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Injection Know How

Improve Quality & Productivity With Advanced Screw Design

Most molders are still running with screw designs that haven’t changed much in 30 years. But they don’t need to.  
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Injection Know How

The Importance of Gauging Residence-Time Distribution—Part 2

Each molecule in the molded product can have a different residence time. This variance is reflected in the Residence-Time Distribution, which you can learn how to determine below.  
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Residence Time and Residence-Time Distribution—Part 1 of 2

Failing to calculate and accurately account for residence time can compromise material integrity before it’s even injected.
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Injection Molding: Understand the Link Between Feed Throat Temperature & Bridging

Save time and money by properly controlling the feed-throat temperature. In some cases—but not all—it can help you solve a bridging problem.
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How to Know When Your Process is Ready to Make Acceptable Parts

Focus on six key metrics to help you determine when a process is lined out and stable enough to start production. 
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Post-Industrial Recycling

Back to the (Re)Grind

Some amount of scrap—generated in startup, shutdown or defective parts—is inevitable. How can you reclaim regrind into new profitable parts?
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Use This Check List to Get Your Machine Properly Installed

Whether you bought a new machine or one that’s been refurbished, you need to prepare for installation so that it can be executed as seamlessly as feasible. Here some advice.
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Fundamentals of Proper Press Shutdown

Press shutdown procedures have a significant impact on achieving smooth machine startups and restarts to improve uptime. Here’s a procedure you might want to deploy in your molding operation.
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The Cosmetic Process Window: Key to a No-Tweak, Robust Process

Establishing a process with the widest possible cosmetic window can help put your injection molding on cruise control.
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