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Many mold builders and tooling engineers are in pursuit of the perfect tool for trying conformal cooling when in fact, the perfect mold is the one which they are currently struggling with, or the one simulation data determines will be a struggle. Then there are the processors who slow down mold cycles because of a hot spot in the mold or who decide to process around a quality defect by increasing cooling time, which depletes expected profits or eats up machine capacity. Mold builders and processors must work together to identify molds with which they are constantly struggling and apply additive tooling that will eliminate persistent cycle time and defect issues.

Cycle time likes to hide in areas in a mold that we cannot cool effectively, resulting in a hot spot that requires more time to cool the part to the ejection temperature. The difference in cooling rate leads to defects like warp that can create fit, form and function issues, as well as out-of-spec dimensions.

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Interested in learning more about which exhibitors will be attending? Check out the leading suppliers of machine tools, mold components, materials, tooling, workholding and more right here.

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Amerimold Connects On-Demand Session Spotlight

On-Demand Content is available to view all week.  LIVE sessions were recorded so they can viewed after with the On-Demand Content. And don’t forget to check out our Forum for post commentary, for continuing conversation after LIVE sessions and general networking.

Also be sure to spend time in the exhibitor showrooms for technology solutions, giveaways, videos, new products, discounts, interviews, how to tutorials, etc. and to set up meetings.

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Amerimold Connects present a lot of content, but it has also focused a lot on community via the Forum and of course yesterday’s 2020 Top 10 Reasons debut and our official Leadtime Leader Awards announcement (scroll down under the LIVE STREAM to view the video). Here is a recap in case you missed them. 

Then it was onto MoldMaking Technology’s 2020 Leadtime Leader Award Winner announcement, but first to highlight the value of this Award, I’ve invited back our 2019 Leadtime Leader Winner X-Cell Tool and Mold to not only share what this Award has meant to the business during the past year but to officially pass the torch to our 2020 winner.  Then we offered our congratulations to this year’s honoree—Precise Tooling Solutions of Columbus Indiana! 

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