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.


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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.



  • The Valve Gate Advantage

    Valve gate installations must be made to manufacturer specs to obtain the advantages necessary for competitive production of injection molded parts in today’s marketplace.

  • Why Choose a Valve-Gated Hot Runner?

    Moldmakers need to be aware of how different gating technology can affect their customers when designing a hot runner system into a mold.

  • Tool Up with Rapid Heat/Cool Technology

    A rapid heating and cooling technique using pressurized water solves sink, weld line and discoloration problems.