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Published: 12/1/2019

Is Your TCU Up to the Job? Mold Simulation Can Give the Answer
For realistic results, molding and cooling simulation must reflect the capabilities of the actual TCU to be used. Here’s how simulation can help determine whether your TCU is up to the job.

Published: 5/21/2018

Automate Injection Molding Simulation With Autonomous Optimization
Simulation not only predicts how a mold will fill, but also provides guidance to make it fill better. The new technology of Autonomous Optimization automatically performs hundreds or thousands of simulations, testing multiple variables—gating,...

Published: 4/27/2018

‘Digital Manufacturing’ Evolves from Prototyping to ‘On-Demand’ Short Runs
Protolabs has built a business on speed. Today its “digital manufacturing” model is accelerating from rapid prototypes and first-run production parts to “on-demand” short-run manufacturing.

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: 1/23/2018

Mold Simulation Now Optimizes Processing
Sigmasoft mold simulation now finds the optimum process conditions to suit the mold.

Published: 12/1/2017

How Sprue Pullers Help Prevent Molding Issues: Part 2
A vital secondary function of sprue pullers is to act as a cold well to trap solidified material left in the machine-nozzle tip.

Published: 9/24/2017

Virtual Tool Alloy Selection Confirms Benefits in Cost & Part Quality
Using simulation to understand cost-benefit ratio in using tool alloys with high thermal conductivity. 

Published: 9/1/2017

How CT Scanning Can Cut Your Product-Development Time
Computed tomography scanning offers molders a wide range of benefits, often saving them hundreds of hours during the processes of mold building, mold tryout, and first- article approval. Here’s what you need to know.

Published: 5/31/2017

CAM Adds Agility to Custom Thermoformer
CNC machining permeates ATI’s business, making its operations more efficient and responsive.

Published: 4/18/2017

RJG Introduces Low-Cost Part Design Analysis
New service provides quick and affordable analysis early in the design phase.