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Published: 11/1/2019

Part 2: How to Prevent Nozzle Tip Leaks
Your very costly mold in that very expensive press is relying on the performance of a $20 nozzle tip that no one ever checks, and has a high probability of not doing its job. Stop learning from your mistakes and start learning how not to make them. ...

Published: 11/1/2019

Data Driven, Employee Owned
Approaching its seventh decade in business, PTA Plastics has shifted its location and remade its customer base since its founding in 1953, but many things have not changed in the intervening years, including an emphasis on people and leading-edge te...

Published: 11/1/2019

Tension-Indicating ‘Smart’ Bolts Make Mold Mounting Safer, More Efficient
No more guessing about whether mold-mounting bolts are tightened properly, with an alternative to unreliable torque measurements.

Published: 10/1/2019

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Top Shop?
Check out the results of our exclusive benchmarking study to find out about those who do.

Published: 10/1/2019

Exclusive Benchmarking Report: Top Shops Are More Than Just Molders
The 2019 Plastics Technology Top Shops Survey shows that for its highest-rated respondents, injection molding is just one element in a growing suite of services and capabilities offered to customers.

Published: 10/1/2019

Part 1: How to Prevent Nozzle Tip Leaks
Instead of learning from your mistakes, stop making them in the first place. 

Published: 10/1/2019

V-to-P Ramp Time and Over-Travel
Many injection machines use ramp time to control the transition from injection pressure to hold pressure and reduce over-travel. Do you know how to set yours?

Published: 10/1/2019

Structural Foam Goes Vertical—Again!
A new generation of vertical presses takes structural foam back to its origins—but with a big shot of new enhancements.

Published: 10/1/2019

How Second-Stage Injection Speed Influences Your Process
As an injection molder, you’re familiar with first-stage fill-speed profiles and second-stage pressure settings, but have you considered the function of second-stage speed, or “hold flow”? Here’s what it does and how it affec...

Published: 10/1/2019

Molder Adopts ‘Semi-Smart’ Automation
R&D Plastics finds new and more sophisticated ways to use robots.