The Hot or Cold Choice
Working through a series of structured questions designed to filter away the many choices in cold and hot runner system design is a great, repeatable place to start.
The decision to use a cold or hot runner system is one such critical recommendation. During this decision making process your focus turns away from the mold and toward the molding process. You need to figure out how to give the process engineer the largest processing window while also considering the budget and time. It’s a balancing act.
Here are some links to melt delivery system solutions and applications:
Cold runner overview and gate insert examples
Cold runner design tips *Courtesy of Beaumont Technologies, Inc.
*Courtesy of Mold-Masters / Milacron