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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Determining Vent Depths in Injection Molding

Experiments reveal the relationship between vent depths and part thickness, allowing molders and moldmakers to more precisely determine vent dimensions.

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News in Hot Runners & Tooling At Fakuma 2017 Show

Highlights included some unusual solutions to common problems, slim nozzles for close spacing, and controls with lots of zones, as well as a handful of new cost- and space-saving standard mold components

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