KNOW-HOW - INJECTION MOLDING

Injection Molding

INJECTION MOLDING: Properly Placing & Cooling Insulator Plates

Thermal-energy management from the mold to the platens is critical for making consistent parts.
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Injection Molding

INJECTION MOLDING: Do You Need to Profile Injection Velocity?

Look at the parts. If the answer is yes, the on-machine viscosity curve can help.
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Heating & Cooling

INJECTION MOLDING: Improving Barrel-Temperature Measurement and Control

Proper thermocouple placement and contact area are crucial, as is wire maintenance. But remember that barrel temperature and melt temperature are not the same
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Injection Know How

INJECTION MOLDING: Get Control Over Barrel Zone Temperature Override

Poor temperature control results in an erratic melt stream and process. Here are some tips on how to get things under control.
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Injection Molding

INJECTION MOLDING: Develop Guidelines—Not Strict Procedures— For a Robust Molding Process

‘Fool-proof’ dos and don’ts will prove foolhardy in a process with so many variables. You aren’t slinging burgers.
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Injection Molding

INJECTION MOLDING: Gate-Seal Testing Done Right

Follow these 16 steps to perform the experiment and learn what is best for your part and process.
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Injection Molding

Understanding Machine vs. Plastic Variables

Why setup sheets, DOEs, validations, etc. may not yield the results they should.
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Injection Molding

INJECTION MOLDING: How to Specify an Injection Molding Machine

In part two of a three-part series, the focus is on the injection unit.
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