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Cavity Pressure Selection Options and Solutions

"When I worked in our customer support department, we started with a simple question: What problem are you trying to solve? Is it short shots? Flash? Dimensions? You want to put a transducer where the problem is, plain and simple. For most of you that is going to be the last place to fill or what we commonly refer to as the end of cavity. The majority of quality defects can be correlated to the pressure at this location. Too much pressure and the parts get bigger, not enough pressure and the parts get smaller. All in all, a pretty straight forward correlation.

When determining the end of cavity, we typically just ask customers to produce a short shot and place a sensor closest to that location. If the tool hasn’t been built yet, a flow simulation study can help determine that last place to fill. Short of that, experience and gate location is also an option for determining the end of cavity location.

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Throwback Thursday: The Specialized Approach

 

MoldMaking Technology Magazine has a rather unique system for serving its readers better, and that’s by having an editorial advisory board (EAB). The EAB members, which change every two to three years, serve as a valued sounding board on so many different topics. They help us with shaping content that matters to mold manufacturers and they share their knowledge and expertise on many levels and in numerous ways that enhance every MMT issue.

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By: Justin Combs 19. July 2017

Growth and Diversity Highlight Amerimold Expo

Growth and Diversity Highlight Amerimold Expo

The Amerimold exhibit hall included more than 200 exhibitors displaying products and services used for moldmaking, design, molding and maintaining molds. This total included a record number of exhibiting tool and mold manufacturers.

Two annual Amerimold traditions punctuated the professional networking offerings at this year’s event. Before the event, mold manufacturing professionals participated in penning the “Top 10 Reasons to Be a Moldmaker,” which were announced onsite via a limited edition “Top 10” t-shirt. Onsite, several hundred attendees and exhibitors came together to celebrate the mold manufacturing industry at the annual Leadtime Leader Award ceremony and networking reception.

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SLIDESHOW: Technology Tuesday, Technology in Action

 

If a picture is worth 1,000 words than a video must be worth at least 5,000. Check out these technology demonstrations via supplier videos that accompanied some recent technical articles.

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Every shop has one. A profile is basically a summary of what you specialize in, and what you do best. It’s important to know your profile because it’s what helps separate you from competing shops. It’s also just the kind of information you should use to get your company in front of potential customers, and MMT can help!

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