MOLD MAINTENANCE

Mold Maintenance

Cycle Counter Line Expands

Progressive Components has introduced its CounterView cycle counter in left- and right-hand orientations, as well as a new high-temperature counter.

Mold Maintenance

Fast Heat Acquired

The supplier of hot runner controls and diagnostic products has been acquired by its former general manager, Chad Root, and long-time production manager, Manny Diaz.

Mold Maintenance

Tool Separator Eases Mold Service and Maintenance

RUD’s Tool Separator is said to require only five minutes and one person to complete the entire mold separation process.

Mold Maintenance

PCS Company Launches New Website

The mold component supplier says the new site will feature faster load times and a more user friendly experience, including a responsive design that allows users to view it on any device.

Mold Maintenance

iD Additives to Host Virtual Open House

iD Additives Inc. will host the mold-maintenance-themed event Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m.-12 noon CST.

Injection Molding

New Mold Grease Smooths Operations for Troublesome Tool

Switching to a new synthetic grease helped an injection molder keep a difficult die running, eliminating unplanned downtime and cutting scrap.
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Automotive

How to Properly Maintain Aluminum Injection Molds

Aluminum and steel tools have some important differences, but also one key similarity: Routine maintenance will extend the mold’s life and boost the quality of its output.
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Injection Molding

Performance Plastics’ Secrets to Seamless Mold Transfers

Half of this Ohio-based molder’s client base started with a mold transfer. The firm shares the secrets of its success here.

Mold Maintenance

Tooling: Larger Model Integrated Pump/Filter System for Cleaning Internal Cooling Passages

New Eco-Pro 360 XL cart from iD Additives more than doubles the output of the company’s standard Eco-Pro cart, and targets larger molds and chill rolls for extrusion.

Mold Maintenance

Tooling: How to Properly Size, Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 2

Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.
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