Throwback Thursday: Hot Runner Supplement 2017

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This Throwback Thursday is all hot runner focused, with features from our special supplement issue geared toward helping readers with common challenges.

In October 2017, MoldMaking Technology and sister publication Plastics Technology collaborated on a special supplement focused on hot runner systems and technologies. Instead of spotlighting the latest products available, the supplement includes special features geared toward helping companies find solutions to hot runner challenges. 

In this Throwback issue, check out the following topics:

Switch to Hot Runners Pays Off for Pulley Molder – Using Multi-Gate Nozzle (MGN) technology from Osco Inc. Runnerless Molding Systems, Retlaw Industries has cut scrap, improved part quality and slashed cycles since adopting hot runner technology. 

Six Key Factors for Evaluating a Hot Runner System – Details matter when it comes to selecting and integrating a hot runner system. Experts from Beaumont Technologies, Inc. share guidelines for making that process easier by covering those details thoroughly.

Breaking Down Hot Runner Maintenance – Improving a manifold’s maintenance plan requires specific skills and knowledge of its functioning areas, and MoldTrax shares a best practices approach.

Access the entire Hot Runner supplement here.



  • How to Design Hot Runner Plates

    Moldmakers are often required to design and make hot runner plates for molds. Being aware of these best practices can make the process easier.

  • 7 Key Advantages of Hot Runner Systems

    While both hot runner and cold runner systems have their benefits, for design flexibility as well as reduced cycle times and costs, hot runner systems will probably be the better choice.

  • Advancing Mold Performance Using Hot Runner Technology

    A quality hot runner system is one of the more important enhancements you can incorporate into a mold to improve molded part quality, reduce production times and remain price competitive.

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