HASCO America, Inc.
270 Rutledge Rd. Unit B
Fletcher, NC 28732 US
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As Seen In MoldMaking Technology
Planting the "Seed"
Last week I shared my observations during a facility tour of mold component supplier Hasco at the K show. One highlight was its Learning Center SEED apprenticeship program, so I wanted to dig a little deeper with the instructor and three apprentices to share how the program works.
SLIDEHOW: Process Automation and Planning Strategies
I sometimes forget that many technology suppliers to the moldmaking industry are also manufacturers that use many of the same products and equipment that you do, while facing similar challenges. For example, last month during the K Show in Germany I had the opportunity to visit Hasco’s corporate headquarters in Ludenscheid.
SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, After K
By all accounts K 2016 was a success. According to show management, attendees were delighted with the wealth of new technical developments presented by raw materials producers, machinery manufacturers and producers of semi-finished and technical parts. Here are some technology highlights.
Technology Showcase: Mold Components and Surface Treatment
Today’s Technology Showcase features products you may have missed in recent issues.
Standardized Component Assemblies Designed to Speed Mold Building
Hasco’s standardized mold components are designed to simplify and speed the building of injection mold tools.
Designing Molds, Building Futures
Wes Cobb, president of Technical Design Associates Inc. in Brevard, North Carolina, is the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Mold Technologies Division’s 2016 Mold Designer of the Year.
SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Hot Runners and Mold Components
Take a look at this week's slideshow to see products that make building and/or maintaining molds more efficient and cost-effective.
SLIDESHOW: Sold on Amerimold – Exhibitors Share their Perspectives
Amerimold exhibitors had a lot of very positive experiences this year, including making sales right from the show floor. We touched base with many of them and created this slide show to share some highlights with you!
SPE Mold Technologies Division Seeks Nominees
Hundreds of attendees from all over the world, including members of the Mold Technologies Division, attended ANTEC in Indianapolis to share knowledge and research, to network, and to learn.
Components Ease Stack Mold Installation
Hasco’s booth will reflect the increasing use of prototype and stack molds.
Hasco Introduces goHASCO, New Moldmaking Portal
Hasco has worked with its customers to develop goHASCO, its new moldmaking portal housed within hasco.com, where users worldwide can access the online shop and website in one place, 24/7. The new system went live just yesterday.
Seeing the Industry with a New Perspective
Last week I attended Plastec West in Anaheim, California (what a nice break from frigid temps in Chicago!). It was my first trade show as senior editor of MoldMaking Technology versus attending as a public relations manager for plastics industry suppliers, and I enjoyed seeing everything with a new perspective.
Setting a Standard in Hot Runner Design
Keeping hot runner system costs down is key to efficient injection mold design.
Components Ease Installation of Stack Molds
Hasco’s Z1545 gear housing and Z1547 rack unit are designed to enable simple, reproducible installation of stack molds, which are often used when production space is limited.
Take a Break and Listen In
MMT has covered how the right mold components can help improve mold cooling and produce higher-quality parts, but this week we had two experts speak about the fundamentals of mold cooling and components for optimized system design. The recorded webinar is now available.
Mold Components Available with DLC Coating
Hasco offers diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings on a variety of its standard parts manufactured for injection molding, die casting, and blow and compression molding.
3D Printing with Quick Change Mold System Creates Price/Performance Benchmark for Low-Volume Injection Molding
Stratasys Ltd. and HASCO developed a rapid, cost-efficient method to producing low volumes of injection molded prototypes by integrating 3D printing with a quick-change mold system.
Magic Lens for Molds and Components
Hasco brought out the Magic Lens at its booth this year, which gives customers X-ray vision for viewing mold projects.
Slideshow: Amerimold 2015 Preview
Considered THE event for mold manufacturing, Amerimold covers many facets of the industry, from its exhibits to its technical conference. Here's a small sampling of what will be highlighted for attendees.
DLC-Coated Collapsible Cores Featured
At NPE2015, Hasco presented a variety of additions to its standard metric mold base plate and component product range, as well as its line of DLC-coated collapsible cores which range from 8 to 200 mm.
New Software Availability HASCO and TopSolid 7
HASCO TopSolid Library
The standard mould unit supplier HASCO and the Missler Software company are offering easy-to-use design software for tool and mould-making.
The HASCO standard elements module is now available free-of-charge in conjunction with the update for the newly developed TopSolid 7 software, as an integrated 3D-CAD solution. This new development considerably facilitates the compilation of 3D designs for injection moulds. Missler Software has configured TopSolid 7 especially to match the industries complex requirements. The multilingual menus in German, English and French ensure that the program is easy to operate.
More rapid and direct design
The standard elements module covers mould sizes from 095 x 095 mm to 796 x 996 mm with the corresponding accessories. Parametric mould units are also available, permitting a wide range of designs.
The additional processing environment for standard mould units speed up the subsequent CAM compilation and the integration of parts lists simplify the calculation of the mould as well as the direct ordering process to HASCO.
The software development is a result of the HASCO Designer Days. The standard mould unit producer is taking up the wishes and suggestions of the designers and incorporating these in its digital project.
HASCO creates clarity
For more than 90 years, HASCO has been supporting its customers' success with agility, innovative strength, simplicity and performance. Beginning on 28 May 2014, the company and its products will be presented in a new, clear appearance with a distinct brand promise and new communications.
The new slogan sums it up perfectly: Enabling with System.
As innovators in moldmaking and plastic injection technologies, HASCO is well-prepared to implement the ideas of its customers. With more than 100 inventions and patents, with ready-to-install system components and with personalised support.
In order to give customers a better competitive edge, HASCO is developing new digital tools and continuing its technology initiative. This is the company's approach to serve as an innovative and committed partner. For the future of moldmaking and especially for HASCO customers.
Founded 1924 in Lüdenscheid, Germany, HASCO Hasenclever GmbH + Co KG is regarded as the inventor of the standard mold unit. HASCO is the world's leading supplier of modular standard mold units and accessories. The company's hallmark is based on state-of-the-art standardised mold products.
With 700 employees worldwide, including 380 in Germany, HASCO supplies customised products and services. Investments in new production technologies and infrastructure enable the company to continue setting standards for the future.
Stack mold components, standard gear box and rack unit.
Stack molds are a technically and economically advantageous alternative to bigger machines and molds. With the new HASCO components – the gear housing Z 1545 /. . . and the rack unit Z 1547/. . . Stack molds of this type can be constructed simply and reproducibly. Using stack moulds doubles production capacities for the same size of mold and makes for more efficient machine utilization.
– Low height, permitting smaller distances between tie bars on the machine
– Use of high-quality material to achieve high opening forces
– DLC-coated slideway
– Module 5 teeth gears for high force transmission
– Standard components available from stock
– Calculable manufacturing costs
Either two or four units must always be mounted symmetrically on the mold. The combination of gear housing Z 1545 /. . . and rack unit Z 1547/. . . permits an additional parting plane in the mold. The number of cavities and production output can thus be doubled for the same mold size.
HASCO - Enabling with System
NEW: HASCO CoolCross Z99/…
The new CoolCross Z99/… opens up a range of completely new possibilities for the user when it comes to designing cooling systems for injection molds.
For the very first time, it is possible to have cooling channels crossing each other on the same plane in a flexible and inexpensive manner without any major machining requirements in production. CoolCross permits an even temperature distribution at the core or insert, as well as constant cavity cooling on all four sides for the full duration of the injection molding cycle. It also prevents hot spots. In addition, 100% protection against rotation (achieved through an intregal locking mechanism) prevents the unintended closure of the cooling channels. Different independent cooling circuits cross each other on the same plane, making it possible to incorporate small plate thicknesses and inexpensive accessory components in the mold design. By reducing the plate thickness, use can be made of shorter nozzles, guidance and attachment elements. Not only the costs of the components are brought down, but also the processing costs. Using the Z99/... permits a reduction in the number of cooling channels, since it is no longer necessary to have a cooling channel on an additional plane. If the CoolCross is used in thicker plates, the installation depth can be selected on a variable basis. Adapter Z9901/… is then used to provide support and positioning. By employing the innovative CoolCross, which is available exclusively from HASCO for the cooling circuits in injection molds, it is possible to achieve time and cost savings in both the mold unit and the accessory components.