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Fixing the electrical controls on a hot runner system.

Throwback Thursday: Hot Manifold Repair: What’s so Tough about it?
Today’s TBT discusses how maintaining a typical hot runner system takes mold maintenance skills to the next level.


Technology Tuesday: Hot-Runner Maintenance
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to see articles and products on hot-runner maintenance.

Christina Fuges

Collaborate to Educate on Plastics Technologies
Moldmakers, industry consultants and technology suppliers collaborate to educate on plastics technologies.

worker sits at sturdy, mobile computer station

Maintenance Matters: The Physical Side of Data Entry
A mobile documentation station promotes on-the-fly data entry and usage for mold repair technicians, ingraining documentation into the daily maintenance process.

The Ransohoff Mega Jet Pressure Blast

Technology Tuesday: Mold Maintenance and Repair Products
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to see the latest products in mold maintenance and repair.

Moldmakers Choose Different Pathways to Workforce Development
Mold manufacturing companies share their strategies, the challenges they face and their commitment to training the next generation of makers.

A mold technician is pointing to a problem on an ejected part from a mold to a process engineer

Processing and Mold Repair Teams Collaborate to Solve Problems
Processing and mold repair technicians must work together as a team to solve mold problems quickly and correctly.

Processing and Tooling Come Together
Mold designers, tooling and process engineers, managers, supervisors, repair technicians and molders can come together to learn how to efficiently produce quality parts on time during this inaugural Mold Performance Technology conference. 

Orycon T-500 Hot Runner System Controller

Technology Tuesday: Hot Runners
In honor of this year’s supplement issue, this week’s Technology Tuesday blog features recent hot runner products.  

MMT 1017 hot runner supplement cover

Special Coverage: Hot Runner Technology
MoldMaking Technology provides special coverage of hot runner technology as a supplement to the October 2017 magazine. Read the entire supplement here, or check out the supplement page to read each article individually.

Bill Stanton, a mentor, on the left and Dustin Jordan, a technician, on the right

Maintenance Matters: The Right Personalities are Key to Reducing Workplace Breakdowns
Building an efficient, successful team with the right attributes reduces the incidents of mold breakdowns.

Moldmakers working on hot runner system

Breaking Down Hot Runner Maintenance
Improving a manifold’s maintenance plan requires specific skills and knowledge of its functioning areas.

MoldTrax and the AIM Institute Team Up for New Conference
The first Mold Performance Technology Conference will address key issues in mold performance and efficiency in injection molds.  

Student pairs and trainers work on molds during training course.

Hot Runner Certification Deepens Knowledge and Sharpens Skill
Moldtrax offers a hot runner certification course that has seats available in December.

A circle of employees gather around while a technician performs work.

Maintenance Matters: Cultivating Craftsmanship
Toolroom managers need to help repair technicians become skilled mold troubleshooters and craftsmen rather than tooling replacers and cleaners.

Throwback Thursday: Codes of Conduct
Culture is a topic that comes up a lot in conversations among mold builders, so I felt this throwback to an article on the communication/teamwork chasm was worth a second look.

Moldflow plastic injection molding simulation

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.

hot/cold runner molds

SLIDESHOW: Amerimold Technology Showcase
We’re in the home stretch! Amerimold 2017 opens this week, and promises to be exciting, motivating and, of course, loaded with opportunities to learn, make connections and have fun with mold-industry colleagues.

MoldTrax MTSQ cloud-based maintenance tracking system

Cloud-Based Maintenance Tracking Can Boost Mold Performance
The MTSQ cloud-based maintenance tracking system from MoldTrax is designed to give users easy access to data that can be used to improve mold and die performance.

stacked shims

Maintenance Matters: Got Flash? Shim it!
In some cases, shimming is the most cost-effective, short-term method for adding a bit of steel right where its needed to get through a critical production run.

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