Making the right decisions during eight key mold design phases will avoid automation problems and save money on price, installation and operation.
Water-based product from iD Additives removes rust and prevents its formation.
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 – 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.
CUMSA has two new vacuum devices, the Double Action Vacuumjet (VB) and the Smart Vacuumjet (SV), at NPE2018.
Samsung Electronics says that the benefit of eShotLink from Emoldino is that SE knows the location and status of its molds.
Instrumenting an injection molding machine with sensors can be a daunting task. It is a huge investment, after all, so how do you ensure that it will pay off in the end? The key is knowing the right questions to ask before you even begin. Here are the 5 most important questions to ask in chronological order.
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.
The LXE300 from Smart Vision Lights is the company’s brightest linear LED light.
Molders can reduce excessive stress in plastic parts with a deeper understanding of part design, mold design and material selection.
Haidlmair discovered that if recycling is done correctly, the difference between virgin and recycled plastic material is minimal.
It’s time for another foray into past case study features that have been published in MoldMaking Technology Magazine.
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.
A checklist of molding machine settings and preventative maintenance actions that improve mold longevity.
The International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Moldmaking opens its doors today.
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.
Combining cavity sensors with hot runner valve gate control yields new applications and greater process gains.
Integrating heating and cooling into the mold helps improve injection-molding control and flexibility.
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.
MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges and Progressive Components' Rebecca Hamstra discuss why monitoring water flow in injection molds is important.
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.
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.
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.
With the right preparation, moldmakers can insulate themselves from takeover tooling crises and add greater value to the molder.
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.
This moldmaker speeds tool tryouts with machine-side systems that combine all needed functionality for temperature and flow-rate testing into a single unit.