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Published: 10/24/2013

How to Start a Hot-Runner Mold That Has No Tip Insulators
Here's a method to assist with efficient dark-to-light color changes on hot-runner systems that are hot-tipped.

Published: 12/28/2012

Maintenance Training? Show Me the Money
Training works best if a goals are set and a plan is established to meet them.

Published: 10/26/2012

The Cost of Doing Nothing
Most people usually associate costs with doing something.

Published: 7/30/2012

Maintenance Terms of Endearment
Look closely at your company’s mold maintenance language and formalize your approach to create a clear and concise picture—one that can be measured.

Published: 3/26/2012

The Value of 20 Bits of Data
With these 20 bits of data, toolrooms can drastically lower the cost of keeping molds running and improve mold reliability and tooling life while reducing breakdowns and molding better parts.

Published: 1/28/2012

Safety Sense in the Shop
Running a clean, organized, professional, and safe shop requires a team effort that includes an awareness of unsafe practices and equipment that need to be eliminated, replaced, or improved, along with the accountability of all to identify and docum...

Published: 8/23/2011

Tool Room Management: How To Lead Your Team
Real progress in a mold shop won’t be made without a qualified and motivated “driver at the wheel” who diligently searches for, and implements, continuous-improvement solutions.

Published: 6/27/2011

The Tools of Tool Maintenance
The root cause of many mold and part issues are ultimately determined by the ability to measure something within one or two tenths of a mil. Readings with precision measuring tools can determine whether a tooling component is to be reused, reworked,...

Published: 5/31/2011

How To Size & Calibrate Profile Parts
Doing it right is critical to maintaining profile dimensions.

Published: 3/26/2011

Know the Three F’s Of Profile Tooling Design
Designing an extrusion profile and ultimately the die design and sizing equipment cannot be executed successfully without a full understanding of the customer’s quality expectations or specifications.