INJECTION MOLDING

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Residence Time and Residence-Time Distribution—Part 1 of 2

Failing to calculate and accurately account for residence time can compromise material integrity before it’s even injected.
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Injection Molding: New Machine Series Features Multiple Upgrades

Toyo’s new Si-6s series offers faster auto purging, automatic process adjustments to material viscosity changes, first-stage fill verification and a larger, intuitive touch control.

Injection Molding: Understand the Link Between Feed Throat Temperature & Bridging

Save time and money by properly controlling the feed-throat temperature. In some cases—but not all—it can help you solve a bridging problem.
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Tooling: The Lowdown on Guided Ejection Systems

  When, where, how and why to use them.  
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KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE

Residence Time and Residence-Time Distribution—Part 1 of 2

Failing to calculate and accurately account for residence time can compromise material integrity before it’s even injected.

Injection Molding: Understand the Link Between Feed Throat Temperature & Bridging

Save time and money by properly controlling the feed-throat temperature. In some cases—but not all—it can help you solve a bridging problem.

How to Know When Your Process is Ready to Make Acceptable Parts

Focus on six key metrics to help you determine when a process is lined out and stable enough to start production. 

Back to the (Re)Grind

Some amount of scrap—generated in startup, shutdown or defective parts—is inevitable. How can you reclaim regrind into new profitable parts?

Use This Check List to Get Your Machine Properly Installed

Whether you bought a new machine or one that’s been refurbished, you need to prepare for installation so that it can be executed as seamlessly as feasible. Here some advice.

Fundamentals of Proper Press Shutdown

Press shutdown procedures have a significant impact on achieving smooth machine startups and restarts to improve uptime. Here’s a procedure you might want to deploy in your molding operation.

Injection Molding: Remote Optimization of Process & Machine by Application Engineer

Injection molding machine and automation supplier Engel has expanded its Inject 4.0 portfolio of technologies and services to include performance.boost.

Novel Nozzle Tip Prevents Stringing, Saving Molds & Cycle Time

New design is said to eliminate mold damage from nozzle stringing or work-arounds that slow cycles.
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New Head of Process Technologies at Engel Austria

Dr. Johannes Kilian is the new Head of Process Technologies at Engel Austria, following the retirement of Prof. Dr. Georg Steinbichler.

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.  

Injection Molding: Machine Series Can Be Configured, Ordered Online

Arburg’s Allrounder 270 S boasts a smaller footprint and 25% lower cost, with online configuration and ordering said to shorten delivery time.

Injection Molding: Vertical Line Features Larger Table

Arburg’s Allrounder 1300 T vertical injection molding machine features a 1300-mm (51-in.) rotary table, 10% smaller footprint and 15% more space for molds.

Injection Molding: All-Electric Machine Line Expands

Engel has added a 130-ton press to its all-electric line of e-mac machines, which now ranges from 50 to 280 tons.

Trelleborg Expands Silicone Molding in Minnesota

Sweden-headquartered Trelleborg has expanded its Delano, Minn. facility, adding clean room silicone molding space.

How to Know When Your Process is Ready to Make Acceptable Parts

Focus on six key metrics to help you determine when a process is lined out and stable enough to start production. 
#knowhow #bestpractices

Injection Molding: Updated Mold-Filling Analysis Is 30% Faster

Coretech System of Taiwan says its new Moldex3D 2020 solver averages 30% faster calculations than the preceding R17 version with the same computing hardware.

Injection Molding: Lubricant Coating Keeps PET Preforms Scratch-Free

Prevent scratching of PET preforms during bulk packaging and handling with a new system for spraying a lubricant coating on the preforms.

Arburg Announces Summer Dates for Technology Days 2021

Cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19, Arburg says its annual Technology Days event at its Lossburg, Germany headquarters will go forward in 2021, moving from the Spring to June 9-12.