ALBA Enterprises, Inc.

2730 Monterey Street
Suite 103
Torrance, CA 90503 US

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Getting Hot and Heavy during a Little Hot Runner Training
If a mold is the heart of a molding system, then the hot runner system is the heart of a hot runner mold, and I recently learned that there is a lot to know when it comes to designing and maintaining these systems to ensure optimal mold and part quality and performance.

Noteworthy News: Web-ducation
Improvement and success go hand in hand with continuous education on latest industry technologies and processes, so take a look at some upcoming and past webinars for you to educate yourself.

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Simplicity and Consistency Are Key to Molds in Motion
A free webinar reviews solutions for the majority of mold (plastics) and die (die-casting) movements, including couplers, cylinders and latch assemblies, and listeners were engaged for the hour-long presentation to learn how simple concepts can have a big impact on the bottom line in both dollars and time.

ALBA Webinar Focuses on Molds In Motion
ALBA Enterprises, with MoldMaking Technology, will be hosting a webinar September 18 at 2:00 pm, offering a variety of unique solutions for movement in plastic injection molds and die-cast dies.

MoldTrax LLC Hot Runner Extravaganza 2019 classroom

MoldTrax Hot Runner Extravaganza Delivers on Expertise and Education
The “Who’s Who” in processing and hot runner technologies turned out to educate attendees with well-honed wisdom and experience.

Progressive components at Amerimold 2019

Amerimold Action 2019
Amerimold celebrated 20 years in Rosemont, Illinois, and offered attendees a wide variety of products, programs and pomp.

Makino in-booth demo of CNC at Amerimold 2018

Amerimold 2019: Attendees Will Benefit from Educational In-Booth Demos
Amerimold presents in-booth demonstrations of 3D printing, machining, hot runners, mold maintenance, molding, and more.

PODCAST: Let's Talk about Finding and Fixing Problems
With the goal of helping the customer, this dynamic duo sets out each day to find and fix problems. Their combined passion for and experience with hot runners and plastics processing is a perfect fit for taking their consulting services on the road regularly and applying them in their home facility in Torrance, California.

Amerimold 2019 Update: What You Should Know about Additive Manufacturing for Conformal Cooling
This panel discussion will present in detail the different AM technologies available today, their advantages and disadvantages, and specific ways to implement these technologies without issue.

VIDEO: How Does Thermal Imaging Communicate Thermal Dynamics in a Hot Runner System?
MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Rich Oles president of Alba Enterprises about thermal imaging and how it communicates thermal dynamics in a hot runner system, how it picks up problems that other approaches cannot pick up at all or not as quickly, and how it will advance in the future.

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Coupler Lends Easy, Reliable Solution to Quick Mold Change
A coupler helps provide a faster, more reliable way to tie positive return ejection into a mold.

Alba Enterprises Announces CEO
Rich Oles joins Alba Enterprises as President and CEO.

Cold Jet Combi 120H

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Maintenance, Repair & Surface Treatment
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including mold maintenance, repair & surface treatment.

Digilog touch probe from Blum-Novotest

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Inspection/Measurement
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including inspection/measurement.

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Components
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including mold components.

Couplers Automatically Connect to Remove Need for Specialized Rods
Alba Enterprises says its couplers are especially suited for machines that have little access to the ejector plate.

Alba Latch & Cam System

Three-Plate Latch System Installs and Adjusts Easily
The latch and cam plates separately attach to the mold to prevent over-stroking on the machine.

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SLIDESHOW: Technology Tuesday, From 3D Printing to Mold Cleaning
MMT offers technical content in a variety of formats, including webinars. Here is a quick overview of some archived webinars that cover mold engineering, building and maintenance.

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Rotating Devices for Continuous Threads
Molded plastic parts often are designed with continuous threads, and solutions for disengaging these parts from the mold vary. Unscrewing such parts from the mold cores requires a rotating device that is either a motor-driven or rack-and-pinion system.

hydraulic cylinders

Caring for Hydraulic Cylinders
Preventive maintenance on these important components will help keep a mold running.

WEBINAR: How to PM Hydraulic Cylinders
MMT has covered how to simplify your mold designs with self-locking cylinders that enable movement of sliding cores without the need for heel blocks or additional cylinders, and on November 3rd we will present a free webinar on how to maintain those hydraulic cylinders.

Product Categories of ALBA Enterprises, Inc.

Air and Hydraulic Cylinders
Chillers
Consulting Services/Industry Data
Cooling Systems
Fixtures
Injection Molds
Internal Mold Cooling Products
Mold Bases and Frames
Mold Insulation
Mold Maintenance Training
Mold Tryout Equipment
Probes
Quick Mold Change Systems
Sampling/Mold Tryout Services
Training and Consultancy Services—Additive Manufacturing
Training and Workforce Development Services/Software