TOOLING

Mold Maintenance

Non-Magnetic Quick Mold Change

PFA says its new Hydra-Jaws quick mold change (QMC) system targets molds made from non-magnetic materials such as aluminum or ones with insulator plates and rough or uneven surfaces.

Recycling

Meet Me in Chicago

In Rosemont, to be more specific. Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind, in-person event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion 2021 Conferences, together with our Amerimold tradeshow.   
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Hot Runners

Improved Hot Runner Nozzle Gate Bushing

Thermoplay says the newest generation of its D-Bushing gate bushing features double sealing and high thermal performance, among other benefits.

Mold Maintenance

Self-Adjusting Precision Lifter

DME’s Accualign lifter features a multi-axis self-adjustment system that compensates for misalignment. 

Mold Maintenance

Support Pads Safely Elevate Heavy Items

Progressive Components is now supplying the patent-pending RhinoFeet and RhinoToes support pads.

Tooling

CAD Databases Extended With Key Information

Hasco has extended its CATIA, Siemens NX and Solidworks databases, including information like installation space, for more efficient mold design.

Hot Runners

New Hot Runner Controller Features Updated User Interface

Hasco’s new Primezone H1281/ hot runner control unit reportedly offers an intuitive interface reminiscent of a smart phone.

Medical

Precisely Managed Melt Delivery Moved into the Hot Runner

Husky says its new UltraShot injection system miniaturizes the shooting-pot concept of a traditional two-stage injection system—putting it within the mold—to create proximity to the gate that all but eliminates pressure drop.
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Injection Molding

Molding Straighter Medical Tubes: New Hot-Runner Technology Battles Core Shift

A curvature or bowing effect in thin-wall PET blood tubes had long been accepted as the norm for the high-volume application, despite its impact on cycle time and downstream post-molding operations.

Hot Runners

New Melt Delivery and Control System Enables Design Freedom

Husky says its UltraShot Injection System liberates part design from the requirements of the injection molding process so that parts completed with other processes or post-mold assembly can now be produced in a single injection molding cycle.