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Published: 9/1/2019

Moving Toward ‘Autonomous Molding’ with a Uniform-Low-Pressure Process
A new low-pressure injection molding process has aroused interest among molders and machine suppliers. In his second article on iMFLUX, the inventor of the process explains how it is evolving to support the overall industry goal of self-correcting m...

Published: 9/1/2019

Processors Report Lower Orders and Production
July Plastics Processing Index dips to 46.1.

Published: 9/1/2019

New Report Details Aging of Manufacturing Workforce
Study from Manufacturing Institute also reveals best practices by companies that are meeting the challenge head on.

Published: 9/1/2019

Part 1: The Basics of Tapered Interlocks
Various types of interlocks are available to molders. Here, we discuss the oldest and most common types of interlocks—those with a tapered or angular shutoff.

Published: 9/1/2019

Graphing Injection Pressure: What Should Pack & Hold Curves Show?
Are you sure your press is doing what you want? Visit your controller often to ensure your machines plot the pressure vs. time graph for all your processes. Here let’s focus on pack and hold.

Published: 9/1/2019

Speed and Flexibility Help Molder, Moldmaker Fill a Niche in Product Development
Quotes in hours, parts and molds in days—Xcentric Mold & Engineering brings prototype speed to production molding and moldmaking.

Published: 9/1/2019

Molder’s Philosophy of ‘Giving Back’ Helps Attract New Employees
R&D Plastics participates in numerous programs to further plastics education with local universities and high schools. This effort breeds good community relations and helps attract new employees.

Published: 8/1/2019

Faster Barrel Heating Makes for Speedier Startups
Swapping out OEM ceramic heater bands with special insulated TCS (Thermal Control Solution) heater bands saves California molder time and energy.

Published: 8/1/2019

Understanding—and Using—Decompression to Your Advantage
Decompression—aka suckback—is a very important setting on an injection molding machine. On today’s machines, molders typically get the option to set decompression before and after screw rotation/recovery. Are they using this featur...

Published: 8/1/2019

PART 2: The Importance of Mold Temperature When Processing Polycarbonate
Don’t be afraid to increase mold temperature to improve part quality when making PC parts. Take a look at a few examples here.