Pre-Pocketed Mold Bases and Hot Runners

Edge

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DME Company (Madison Heights, MI) has enhanced its line of Edge mold bases to offer a pre-pocketed option that helps moldmaking customers significantly reduce leadtimes. New pre-pocketed Edge mold bases come with pre-machined pockets and top locks already installed. Ideal for producing molds for thin parts in a variety of applications, premachined pockets enable a moldmaker to create separate machined tools and then insert them into a pocket in the mold base, rather than machining directly into mold plate. In addition, the pre-installed top locks assure better alignment of the tool to meet part specifications. Compared to only using leader pins and bushings, top locks can significantly improve part quality.

The new bases are available in five different sizes with three combinations for each size. All new bases will include the following Edge mold base features:

• A-plate, B-plate and support plates supplied with D-M-E #3 steel

• Pry slots installed on both sides of “B” plate

• Lift holes installed

• Return pins installed 0.125 inboard to allow for spring pockets

• Leader pin vents machined in the housing under the bushing location

• Guided ejection installed

• Three-piece ejector housing

• Center hole machining included

Additionally, the company has streamlined operations to provide hot runner technologies to customers with significantly shorter leadtimes. The company is now able to provide components with same-day shipping, manifolds and components in three two four weeks, unitized systems in four to five weeks and full hot half systems in five to six weeks.

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