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Published: 1/23/2018

Tooling: Tunnel Gates for Processors, Part 2
What you need to know to overcome problems out on the production floor.

Published: 1/2/2018

Tooling: Tunnel Gates for Mold Designers, Part 1
Of all the gate types, tunnel gates are the most misunderstood. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best design for your application.

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: 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: 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: 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.