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Okay, not really—or maybe I should say not yet, because some of these kids may just pursue careers in our industry after the fun and exciting STEM field trip they had at RJG Inc.

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If components are moving inside an injection mold, then the probability of wear of the moving components is very high. In this example, the most probable components that will see wear are component A, the bubbler core, component B, the ejector sleeve and component C, the B side.

The bubbler core A may see wear on the outside diameter due to the ejector sleve B rubbing on the bubbler core. The ejector sleeve B may see wear on the inside diameter as it rubs against the bubbler core. Also, the outside diameter of the ejector sleeve B may see wear due to it rubbing against the inside diamater of the B side core C. Lastly, the insider diameter of the B side core may see were due to the rubbing from the outside diameter of the ejector sleeve C.

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Posted by: Steve Johnson 19. April 2017

Classifying Mold Maintenance Complexity

A degree of difficulty (DOD) score should be based on a combination of the following mold characteristics.

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This week’s Tech Tuesday blog brings readers a review of several products announced during the last few weeks, namely hot runner and mold componentry. It’s a competitive market out there for these kinds of items, and we’re happy to keep readers in the know about newly available technologies that can further advance their mold building and production capabilities.

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In addition to the three trade groups that I wrote about in this month’s issue of MMT (click here to read “Strengthening Manufacturing through Advocacy”), there are others readers should know about—moldmaking-related trade groups that are passionate about attracting new, talented youngsters to careers in manufacturing. One of these groups is the West Michigan Chapter of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA). I contacted Cindy Baas, who is Finance Director/Purchasing at CS Tool Engineering, Inc. in Cedar Springs, Michigan, for an update on workforce development efforts as she has also served for eight years on the board of AMBA West Michigan. She is currently the chapter’s treasurer. Cindy sent me some encouraging news and I’m going to share it in her words here because she expresses the excitement and dedication of the chapter’s members so well.

Chapter Advocacy:

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