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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Part 1: Back to Basics on Mold Venting

Here’s what you need to know to improve the quality of your parts and to protect your molds.

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Time to Turn Up the Heat on Your Hot-Runner Maintenance Program

Molders are running more hot-runner manifolds than ever, a trend that’s expected to continue. But once you have them, you need to keep them in shape. Follow these tips to get going.

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