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Shaving with Occam's Razor

 

James Bourne has been a valued and regular contributor to MMT, writing his popular “In the Trenches” columns that reveal, unabashedly, the trials and triumphs of his life as a tool repair supervisor.

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This case study from JM Performance Products, Inc. shares the success of an inexpensive fix for a flaw in the design and use of retention knobs in tapered toolholders secured by drawbars.

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When it comes to molding, a mold builder needs to understand several concepts, including the raw material, melt delivery system, screw, valve and end cap, hot and cold runner systems, hot runner controllers, plant water system, mold cooling technologies and automated part handling. Here is a brief look at a few of the important insights from our Pellet to Part series from Rich Oles:

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Technical presentation

 

If you’re passionate about what you do, and you want to share your expertise in a thoughtful, respectable way, you should consider becoming a technical speaker at an industry event. In fact, the Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. has issued its call for technical papers for ANTEC 2018. This time-honored, annual technical conference (hence the name ANTEC) is a great way to share your knowledge with a global audience.

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This blog is kind of a “part two” to my Fun Friday blog of July 28 titled “Moldmakers and Their Toys.” That AMBA Chicago BBQ stirred up some interesting history when it comes to classic cars and the moldmakers who own(ed) them – especially for Chuck Klingler of Janler Corp.

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