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Published: 12/1/2017

Injection Molding: New Mold Trial—Will It Run 24/7?
Use this nine-step process to make sure you’ll be making good parts after a successful trial. But even then, be prepared for some hiccups.

Published: 10/27/2017

Tooling: Know the Basics of Sprue-Puller Design
Sprue-puller designs are quite varied, and there are no firm rules to follow. But here are some important cautions and caveats to keep in mind.

Published: 9/25/2017

Tooling: Dealing with Sprue Bushings On the Production Floor
Causes of and solutions to some problems you probably deal with every day.

Published: 7/25/2017

Tooling: Critical Design Considerations for Sprue Bushings
Among them are good cooling, proper orientation, solid retention, structural integrity, generous radii, and an appropriately polished bore.

Published: 6/27/2017

Tooling: Reducing the Mass In Sprue Bushings
Important and frequently overlooked details of sprue-bushing design can improve the process and profits for an injection mold.

Published: 4/25/2017

Locating Rings, Platen Damage, and the Center of Gravity: Part 3
Selecting the right locating ring and putting it to good use takes careful consideration.

Published: 3/26/2017

Locating Rings and Platen Damage: Part 2
Selecting the right locating ring and putting it to good use takes careful consideration.

Published: 2/25/2017

What You Need to Know About Locating Rings: Part 1
Selecting the right locating ring and putting it to good use takes a lot of thought.

Published: 1/26/2017

Hitting the Numbers, Part 2
The shrinkage factor is one of the most critical numbers to hit.

Published: 12/27/2016

Hitting the Numbers
Start with an up-front review, discussion and collaboration with the customer.