Molds & Tooling

Used in all processes to give the melted plastic its final shape. The terms mold and tool generally refer to parts produced via injection or blow molding. Molds are generally made of tool steel, aluminum, copper and alloys. Mold components consists of components such as mold bases, pins, ejectors, lifters, bushings, guides and alignment devices. From this zone you can link to information on mold maintenance, mold simulation and CAD/CAM.

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Save Time, Money: Use a Mold-Design Checklist
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Save Time, Money: Use a Mold-Design Checklist

Here are 15 examples of common molding issues that occur during an initial mold trial. Many of them could be avoided or corrected with a proactive checklist. 

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Is Your TCU Up to the Job? Mold Simulation Can Give the Answer

For realistic results, molding and cooling simulation must reflect the capabilities of the actual TCU to be used. Here’s how simulation can help determine whether your TCU is up to the job.

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