A moldmaker and a shop that specializes in mold repair/engineering unite their specialties to increase capabilities and compete globally.Maintenance Data for Processing Technicians
Data that processors need and what they should collect.Pushing the Traditional Design Envelope with Hybrid Modeling
The complementary relationship between existing CAD technology and digital shape sampling and processing has led to a process called hybrid modeling, which combines the strengths of scan-based measurement with feature-based modeling.New PET Bottle Standard May Boost Business for Moldmakers
A rule to lightweight preform necks and closures could require more than 1,000 new molds.Answering the Call
How do we better educate ourselves, our shop employees and the industry overall?Plastic Prototypes Using Silicone Rubber Molds
How-to, step-by-step instructions that take you from making the master pattern to making the mold and casting the plastic parts.Hot Runner Application Review Leads to Successful Processing
Successful application of a hot runner in the molding environment requires detailed analysis of gating styles, resin and molder expectations.Part Two of a Multi-Part Series Automation and Moldmaking: Mold Production in Action
Automation is coming into the forefront as moldmakers are on the hunt to automate with software and equipment to streamline processes for optimal productivity—and quality.Challenges in Blow Mold Design
Blow mold design and build requirements—as well as challenges and how to overcome them—through the use of a new rotary blow molding wheel system.Multi-Parting Line and Multi-Material Systems
Stack molds, co-injection, two-shot molding and their opportunities.The Branding Myth
To not be aware and involved in marketing and branding is just as harmful as doing it poorly.Cold Runner Manifold with Center Gate Provides Easy Operation, Maintenance
A cold runner manifold system for thermoset injection molds has been developed to overcome the challenges that come with using cold runners.Laser Engraving/Marking: A Complement to EDM’ing and Milling
Laser technology may have a place in your mold build process when it comes to engraving and marking.
To streamline design and production processes, one moldmaker decided to use a single CAD/CAM software solution that functions from end-to-end.
Although the criteria and the technology used to produce molds have changed dramatically in recent years, the basic rules for developing a mold that meets the original design criteria, and functions effectively, have not changed at all.
Mold Business Index for June 2007
This longtime moldmaker’s molds boast long running times and millions of cycles thanks to the best equipment and dedicated employees