Popular Posts: January 2020
Reflect on these five most popular blog posts from January 2020.
Happy New Year, moldmakers! Now that the holidays are over, the new year’s begun and winter is here (brr!), it’s time to look back and reflect on the five most popular blog posts from the past month. These are the most viewed articles from readers like you, so don’t miss out on what everyone else is reading. Take a look and learn some more about what’s going on in the moldmaking community.
Seven Key Advantages of Hot Runner Systems
The runnerless molding of thermoplastics is no longer new - it's been a known technology for more than 50 years, with commercial systems being available for more than 40 years. However, the growth of hot runner system sales during the last decade has been exceptional. This is a direct reflection of improved hot runner technology and of other improvements in heat control and melt-flow analysis. This growth also is a reflection of a better understanding and acceptance of the benefits of hot runner systems and their application by moldmaking companies and OEMs alike.
How to Improve the Flow of Repair and Engineering Changes
“I AM A RHINOCEROS! I HAVE A DAMN-THE-TORPEDOES SPIRIT! I AM FULL OF ENERGY, AND I CAN’T WAIT TO GET UP IN THE MORNING AND START CHARGING!”
It is this exact attitude that pushes Phipps to wake up every morning with the answers to the torpedoes from the previous day, polish his horn and head into the mold jungle to eagerly tackle the obstacles of the day ahead. He has learned the hard way that the world will always have obstacles that force you to change, but if you charge ahead with audacity and learn from your past torpedoes, you will begin to more easily navigate the future. “It takes an eyes-wide-open approach to life and two-inch-thick skin to survive this mold jungle. That’s rhinoceros training,” Phipps says.
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