MOLD MAINTENANCE

PCS Company Launches New Website

The mold component supplier says the new site will feature faster load times and a more user friendly experience, including a responsive design that allows users to view it on any device.

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In this Tech Day session, experts Walter Smith of Nordson and Steve DeAngelis of Davis-Standard will speak about new developments in high-speed sheet extrusion and next-generation tooling.

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.

iD Additives to Host Virtual Open House

iD Additives Inc. will host the mold-maintenance-themed event Wednesday, August 5 from 9 a.m.-12 noon CST.

Performance Plastics’ Secrets to Seamless Mold Transfers

Half of this Ohio-based molder’s client base started with a mold transfer. The firm shares the secrets of its success here.

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Tooling: How to Properly Size, Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 2

Get the sprue, runner and gate sizes close to ideal the first time around.

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break and How to Prevent It, Part 3

Here we focus on forces, friction, surface finish, and lubrication.

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break And How to Prevent It, Part 2

Here’s the when and how to reduce the unsupported length of pins.

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break...and How to Prevent It, Part 1

In part one of this four-part series, we focus on the molding machine and the ejection system as culprits.

Tooling: Hot Sprues—Mold a Disk or Not?

Having a hot sprue shut off against the parting line versus intentionally molding a thin disk has been the subject of controversy for many years.

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.

Cart & Pump/Filter System Mobilize Cooling-Passage Cleaning

iD Additives Inc., LaGrange, Ill., is featuring its new iD Eco-Pro 360 Cart with an integrated pump/filter system at PLASTEC West.

iD Additives Names PCS Company the Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Rust Removal System

Effective immediately, PCS is the exclusive distributor to injection molders and moldmakers in the U.S. for iD Additives’ iD Eco-Pro 360 rust removal systems.

Tooling: Compound Lowers Friction and Torque Between Metal Components

Slide Products’ Aluminum Anti-Seize Compound is said to be ideal for applications where non-similar metals are in contact.

Hillenbrand Inc. to Acquire Milacron Holdings

Milacron joins Coperion, Rotex, and other industrial holdings under the Hillenbrand umbrella.

Tooling: Non-flammable Mold Cleaner and Rust-Preventive Spray

This product does not need to be cleaned off the mold, saving time and cutting out hazardous solvents.

Cleaning: Dry Ice Blaster Offers Variable Particle-Size Control

Dial in the precise particle size for different cleaning jobs—molds, screws, and parts.

System Offers 'Lights Out' Mold-Channel Cleaning & Diagnostics

New system automatically cleans mold-cooling lines—including conformal channels—removing rust and calcium, among other deposits, while simultaneously testing for leaks, measuring flow rate and applying rust inhibitor.
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Tooling: First Mold Cleaner with Only EPA-Exempt VOCs

Slide Products spray-on mold cleaner meets or surpasses EPA and California CARB standards.

Tooling: System Clears & Prevents Rust in Cooling Lines

The mobile pump/filter unit cleans molds’ internal cooling passages with an eco-friendly rust remover and preventative.

Moldmaking in Mexico: A New Frontier

Advancing beyond repairs and maintenance, there is a growing Mexican moldmaking segment, giving local supply and support to the country’s burgeoning automotive sector, among others.

Tooling: ‘Eco-Friendly’ Rust Remover & Preventative

Water-based product from iD Additives removes rust and prevents its formation.

Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break and How to Prevent It, Part 3

Here we focus on forces, friction, surface finish, and lubrication.