TOOLING

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.

Injection Molding

Protolabs Launches Revamped Digital Quoting Platform

Initially unveiled in Europe, the new digital manufacturing platform will be coming to the U.S. in early 2021, bringing greater speed and flexibility to quoting of injection molded, CNC machined, and 3D-printed parts. 
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Tooling

Plastic Mold Buyers Guide to Be Updated

After nearly 25 years, the plastic industry’s guide for buying molds—Customs and Practices of the Moldmaking Industry—is being updated by the the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), in conjunction with  the moldmaking sector.

Additive Manufacturing

3D-Printed Hot Runner Manifold

The additive manufactured Streamrunner hot runner system from Hasco eliminates sharp corners for improved melt flow.

Mold Simulation

Injection Molding Simulation Platform Launches

Altair says its Inspire Mold program provides a simulation-driven approach for injection molding design for manufacturing (DFM).

Film Extrusion

PT Tech Days Continue to Inform

Register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing. And access our archives to tune in to what you may have missed. It’s free.
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Tooling Know How

Tooling: The Lowdown on Guided Ejection Systems

  When, where, how and why to use them.  
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Hot Runners

Hot Runners: Valve Gate Nozzle Offers Greater Wear Resistance

Husky’s Ultra Helix 250 T2 targets small parts weights with difficult-to-access gate locations, promising less maintenance and more longevity.

Medical

'10 Things We’re Seeing in Machine Shops Right Now'

Metalworking shops and plastics plants make for interesting comparisons of their responses to the COVID-19 challenge.
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Feeding & Blending

Time Still to Register For PT Tech Days

It’s free. It’s online. It’s scheduled every Thursday through December. And you can register now to hear technology experts address a wide range of topics in plastics processing.  
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