KNOW-HOW - INJECTION MOLDING

Injection Molding

Revisiting Shot Size vs. Barrel Capacity

We’ve covered this topic before, but it’s important enough to warrant another look..
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Injection Molding

How Can Molders Achieve Effective Process Monitoring?

You have developed a proper process; now you need to monitor that process to ensure its stability through a run.
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Checking and Controlling Nozzle Body Temperature

Temperature control is critical from feedthroat to nozzle tip. Yet despite advances in machinery, this continues to be an issue for molders. Here’s what to do about it.
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Injection Molding

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?
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Injection Molding

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.
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Injection Molding

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 feature to their advantage?
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Injection Molding

How to Deal With Residual Stress in Molded Parts

Here are design, molding, and fixturing considerations to help you handle this unavoidable issue.
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Molds & Tooling

How to Manage Pressure Loss in Injection Molding

Achieving a process window wide enough to ensure consistent part quality depends on achieving sufficient pressure at end of fill.
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Injection Molding

How to Quickly Verify Your Machine & Process Setpoints

For a quick check of your process setup, the injection-pressure-vs.-time graph is your best tool.
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Injection Molding

The 'Butterfly Effect' in Injection Molding—A Connected Process

In injection molding, a seemingly minor change in a setpoint can have a significant impact on part quality and process robustness and repeatability. That’s why Scientific Molding focuses on process outputs, not setpoints.
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