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Published: 6/15/2020

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.

Published: 9/1/2019

K 2019 Preview: Molds and More at the Messe
Here’s news to look for in molds, mold components, hot runners and controls at the giant K fair in October.

Published: 5/6/2019

System Offers 'Lights Out' Mold-Channel Cleaning & Diagnostics
New system automatically cleans mold-cooling lines—including conformal channels—removing rust and calcium, among other deposits, while simultaneously testing for leaks, measuring flow rate and applying rust inhibitor.

Published: 3/5/2019

Time to Turn Up the Heat on Your Hot-Runner Maintenance Program
Molders are running more hot-runner manifolds than ever, a trend that’s expected to continue. But once you have them, you need to keep them in shape. Follow these tips to get going.

Published: 1/1/2019

Moldmaking in Mexico: A New Frontier
Advancing beyond repairs and maintenance, there is a growing Mexican moldmaking segment, giving local supply and support to the country’s burgeoning automotive sector, among others.

Published: 10/1/2018

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break and How to Prevent It, Part 3
Here we focus on forces, friction, surface finish, and lubrication.

Published: 8/28/2018

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break And How to Prevent It, Part 2
Here’s the when and how to reduce the unsupported length of pins.

Published: 8/1/2018

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break...and How to Prevent It, Part 1
In part one of this four-part series, we focus on the molding machine and the ejection system as culprits.

Published: 3/30/2018

Hot Runners & Tooling at NPE2018: Smarter & More Specialized
Hot-runner technology, like the companies utilizing it, is becoming highly specialized, building in focused functionality for the application to be molded. Like most of the equipment in the cell around it, it’s also becoming smarter, sharing d...

Published: 3/16/2018

Tool Mover Improves Safety with Secure Movement of Heavy Molds
RUD Chain Inc. says that its RUD Tool-Mover moves heavy and sensitive dies, molds and tools safely and securely and therefore limits costs that damaged tools incur and improves safety for the operator.