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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New Mold Grease Smooths Operations for Troublesome Tool
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New Mold Grease Smooths Operations for Troublesome Tool

Switching to a new synthetic grease helped an injection molder keep a difficult die running, eliminating unplanned downtime and cutting scrap.
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Coronavirus Test Kits Test MGS’ Manufacturing Mettle

MGS Manufacturing is marshalling its injection molding, moldmaking and automation skills in a tightly compressed timeline to outfit the equivalent of a full-scale injection molding plant for COVID-19 test kits.

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Printing Platform Allows Introduction, Orientation of Functional Fillers

A 3D printing startup technology’s ability to evenly disperse functional additives to photopolymers and align reinforcing fibers within the resin during cure is drawing moldmaking interest.