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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.

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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.

Graham Partners Assembles Medical Molding Group

Investment firm has funded a new conglomerate of three medical injection molders.

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

Follow these steps for proper die-spring selection and installation.
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Injection Molding: Improved Flatness Analysis in Upgraded CAE Molding Simulation Package

More precise and quantitative flatness analysis of injection molded parts is possible with the new version of Moldex3D CAE molding simulation.

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.

Metal vs. Polymer 3D-Printed Mold Tooling: Which is “Better?”

“Better” is the wrong metric—instead, molders should understand the key differences between tooling and appreciate where in the product lifecycle each technology fits best.

Tooling: Two-Stage Ejector for Off Center Mounting

Hasco’s Z1697/ two-stage ejector targets off center mounting, particularly for larger molds where the ejector system activation requires high forces.

Tooling: Locating Rings Add Sizes

Hasco has added new inner diameters and location depths to its line of locating rings.

Tooling: Modular Plates Add Dimensions and Variations

More than 1500 additional dimensions and variants of Hasco’s K-Standard machined plates are now available in the company’s online shop.

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.

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.

Tooling: Slide Unit Adds Two Sizes

Meusburger’s E 3310 TT slide unit adds two new sizes with slide surfaces of 8 by 6 mm and 18 by 14 mm.