MOLDS & TOOLING

‘It’s All in the Mold’ or ‘It’s All in the Process’?

You’ve been waiting more than a year to interact face to face with industry experts. Here’s your chance to get fresh ideas about mold technology and mold cooling at PT’s Molding 2021 Conference.

Are You Ready for Digital Manufacturing?

Get on board for one of this century’s most important trends in manufacturing at the September in-person Molding 2021 Conference.
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Going for the Green vs. Getting in the Hole

Too often when designing a tool or establishing a process, molders go for the hole in one when they only need to aim for the green.

Upgraded Simulation Package Adds Nozzle Zone & Conformal Cooling ‘Wizards’

Wizards assist conformal-cooling layout and simulation of melt compression in the nozzle in Moldex3D 2021.

KNOW HOW: EXPERT ADVICE

Tooling: The Lowdown on Guided Ejection Systems

  When, where, how and why to use them.  

Tooling: Back to Basics On Die Springs--Part 2

Follow these steps for proper die-spring selection and installation.

Tooling: Back to Basics on Die Springs Part 1

Some molding shops insist that all of their molds have springs to return the ejector plates. And there are lots from which to choose. Here we’ll focus on compression die springs for injection molds.

Tooling: How to Properly Size Gates, Runners and Sprues; Part 5 of 5

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

Tooling: How to Properly Size Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 4

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

Tooling: How to Properly Size, Gates, Runners and Sprues, Part 3

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

Leaf-Spring Roll Stopper Holds Slides in Place

Meusburger’s leaf-spring roll-stopper slide retainers come in two different variations with three different thicknesses of leaf spring.

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.

Self-Adjusting Precision Lifter

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

Support Pads Safely Elevate Heavy Items

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

Injection Molding: Store, Manage & Analyze Mold Simulation Data in the Cloud

Moldex3D iSLM helps manage, share and easily analyze large volumes of mold simulation data.

Cycle Counter Line Expands

Progressive Components has introduced its CounterView cycle counter in left- and right-hand orientations, as well as a new high-temperature counter.

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 Simulation Platform Launches

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

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Tooling: The Lowdown on Guided Ejection Systems

  When, where, how and why to use them.  

'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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