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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System Offers 'Lights Out' Mold-Channel Cleaning & Diagnostics

New system automatically cleans mold-cooling lines—including conformal channels—removing rust and calcium, among other deposits, while simultaneously testing for leaks, measuring flow rate and applying rust inhibitor.
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Where and How to Vent Injection Molds: Part 3

Questioning several “rules of thumb” about venting injection molds.

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Tooling: Insulator Block Protects Cycle Counters, Mold Monitors

Progressive Components' new insulator block is designed to install outside of the mold and protect its CounterView and CVe Monitor when molding high-temperature resins.