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Published: 4/1/2017

Optimize High-Performance Polymer Molding

When molding high-temperature resins, direct gating with a hot runner system can save molders time and money.

Published: 3/1/2017

Advanced Thermal Control

Integrating heating and cooling into the mold helps improve injection-molding control and flexibility.

Published: 12/1/2016

Modular Technology on Demand

An upgradable approach to flow-control technology offers flexibility and could help ease the decision on whether the technology is worth the investment.

Published: 10/1/2016

Multispeed Valve-Pin Control

Eliminating hesitation marks is easier and more cost-effective with multi-speed hydraulic technology.

Published: 8/1/2016

A Different Approach to Mold Venting

Alternative venting valves can help overcome standard mold venting limitations and improve mold performance.

Published: 6/1/2016

Getting Started with Hot Runner Maintenance

Developing basic cleaning and repair skills among in-house technicians should be the goal of every shop that runs hot runner systems.

Published: 4/1/2016

Improving Sequential Molding

For large injection-molded parts, a servo-driven valve gate system can improve surface finish and part performance.

Published: 4/1/2016

Using Data to Improve Mold Performance

An easy way to get a snapshot of how a mold is operating is to run regular mold scans via a hot runner temperature controller.

Published: 1/28/2016

Multiple Impact

Incorporating multiple-gate nozzles means smaller molds, small presses, a balanced fill rate, reduced residence time, temperature control and design flexibility.

Published: 12/1/2015

Setting a Standard in Hot Runner Design

Keeping hot runner system costs down is key to efficient injection mold design.