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MMT ZONE: Mold Maintenance and Repair

In the Trenches: Mold Repair
In this multi-part series of articles, contributer James Bourne, a tool repair supervisor and freelance writer, shares his own personal struggles in the business, as well as lessons learned and tricks of the trade garnered along the way. more (+)

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MOST RECENT CONTENT: Mold Maintenance and Repair

Dry Ice Blaster Cleans Molds without Need for Compressor
MoldMaking Technology

Cryo Pure Corp. will present the PureBlast Mini dry ice blaster, well-suited for cleaning mold cavities and vents without the need for a high-air-flow compressor.

Dry Ice System Designed for Non-Abrasive Mold Cleaning
MoldMaking Technology

Cold Jet will showcase its i³ MicroClean system, which uses dry ice instead of abrasive means like harsh chemicals, wire brushes or abrasive pads to clean molds, extending mold life.

Portable Unit Tests Molds for Leaks
MoldMaking Technology

Die-Sep’s portable Mold Water Leak Tester features heavy-duty casters for ease of movement around the toolroom and a fork pocket for longer moves using a fork truck.

Pulse-Arc Welder Suited for Mold Repair
MoldMaking Technology

Sunstone Welding will feature its Orion 250i² pulse-arc welder, well-suited for repairing issues caused by high thermal shock and wear, mechanical strain, and corrosion resulting in heat checking.

Fluidized Ovens Clean Manifolds and Hot Runners
MoldMaking Technology

Alliance Laser Sales offers high-temperature cleaning in large fluidized bed ovens for mold manifolds and hot runner systems.

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OVERVIEW:
Mold Maintenance and Repair

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To keep a mold running it needs to be properly maintained and repaired. Essential processes include mold tryout, welding, cleaning and retrofitting.
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