#AUXILIARYEQUIPMENT

Tooling: ‘Eco-Friendly’ Rust Remover & Preventative

Water-based product from iD Additives removes rust and prevents its formation.

Database Helps Molders Limit Molding Out-of-Spec Parts

Mobile Specs offers a large, searchable database online and in app that provides molders with processing parameter set points for thousands of molding materials. Molders can use the site to reduce molding out-of-spec parts.

Injection Molding Technology Training Seminar Coming in August

Injection Molding Technology – Materials, Processing and Design Considerations is a seminar that will be held August 22-23 in Denver, Colorado, and is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced injection molding professionals.

Vacuum Units Offer Multiple Benefits

CUMSA has two new vacuum devices, the Double Action Vacuumjet (VB) and the Smart Vacuumjet (SV), at NPE2018.

Data Management Software

Mold Shot Counter Automates Data Entry for Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics says that the benefit of eShotLink from Emoldino is that SE knows the location and status of its molds.

Maintenance & Repair

Spray Washer Suitable for Large Molds

The Ransohoff Mega Jet Pressure Blast has a delivery system that CTG says is ideal for intricate details on machined parts.

Machining

Five-Axis Rotary Table TAP Suitable for Small Vertical Machining Centers

Exsys Tool Inc. says that its five-axis rotary table tap enables users to upgrade vertical machining centers without incurring the expense of a new machine.

LED Light’s Multi-Drive Feature Protects Light from Excessive Heat Damage

The LXE300 from Smart Vision Lights is the company’s brightest linear LED light.

Limiting Stress Limits Chances of Plastic Part Failure

Molders can reduce excessive stress in plastic parts with a deeper understanding of part design, mold design and material selection.  

Putting Recycled Plastics to Work

Haidlmair discovered that if recycling is done correctly, the difference between virgin and recycled plastic material is minimal.

Cutting Tools

Technology Showcase: Case Studies for MoldMaking

It’s time for another foray into past case study features that have been published in MoldMaking Technology Magazine.

Hot Runners

Amerimold 2017: Plastics Exhibitors Promoted Products, Too

Amerimold had it all this year—or should I say it had MORE than ever before. While metalworking tools, materials and systems reigned supreme, the plastics side of the equation was also well represented.

Moulding Expo 2017: More Than Just Hammers, Pliers and Saws

The International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Moldmaking opens its doors today.

Mold Components

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Amerimold Product Showcase

This is our industry’s show, and this week we bring you yet more previews of what you can expect to find as you walk the aisles of the biggest Amerimold Expo yet.

Hot Runners

Throwback Thursday: Smart Tooling

Combining cavity sensors with hot runner valve gate control yields new applications and greater process gains.

Hot Runners

Advanced Thermal Control

Integrating heating and cooling into the mold helps improve injection-molding control and flexibility.

Mold Components

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, After K

By all accounts K 2016 was a success. According to show management, attendees were delighted with the wealth of new technical developments presented by raw materials producers, machinery manufacturers and producers of semi-finished and technical parts. Here are some technology highlights.

Automation

Incorporating Robotics

Consider robots in part and mold design, and molding processes to increase part quality and meet growing customer demands.

Automation

A Hi-Tech Molding Machine in Action

Check out this video taken during the official opening of Hi-Tech Mold and Engineering's new Technology Center. It shows a fully automated Engel duo 3500-ton "smart" molding machine demoing (dry) a Hi-Tech mold for an interior automotive part.

Amerimold is for... Achievers!

Following up on my blog from last week about our Amerimold Expo, which will be held June 15-16 in Novi, Michigan, I thought I’d call out some aspects of the event that will surely be of interest to our moldmaking audience. Why? Because moldmakers are achievers.

A Mold Shop OEM

Years of helping customers save time and money in liquid silicone rubber (LSR)—a material that involves very different considerations from plastics—has led this shop to develop its own product line.

Preparing for Takeover Tooling

With the right preparation, moldmakers can insulate themselves from takeover tooling crises and add greater value to the molder.

Automation

Considerations for Assessing Robotics Requirements

Knowledge of part de-molding, end-of-arm tooling construction, part defects caused by the mold-robot interface and available automation options is key for suppliers looking to add greater value.

Temperature Control Technology Streamlines Sampling

This moldmaker speeds tool tryouts with machine-side systems that combine all needed functionality for temperature and flow-rate testing into a single unit.