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

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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.

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Injection Molding: Updated Mold-Filling Analysis Is 30% Faster

Coretech System of Taiwan says its new Moldex3D 2020 solver averages 30% faster calculations than the preceding R17 version with the same computing hardware.