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Throwback Thursday: Hot Runner Supplement 2017
This Throwback Thursday is all hot runner focused, with features from our special supplement issue geared toward helping readers with common challenges.

VIDEO: Elements of a New Age Repair Shop
Just as important as creating a solid maintenance plan for molds, is the shop in which the repair takes place. In this Toolroom Live Demo, Steve Johnson of MoldTrax presents an overview of a successful toolroom setup that includes a variety of essential bench and cleaning equipment on the market today.

MoldTrax Hot Runner Extravaganza

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hot Runner Systems and How to Optimize Their Performance
MoldTrax Hot Runner Extravaganza brings a wealth of expertise and advice for making the most out of the hot runner design, function and performance.

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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: Building Blocks
Moldmaking companies are the building blocks to this community, so catch up on recent news releases to see which ones are building onto their businesses through expansions, additions and new openings!

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.

Understanding Manifold Thermal Expansion
Molders, mold builders and repair technicians must fully understand thermal expansion to ensure they don’t damage critical seals during manifold repairs or routine cleanings.

Mold Maintenance Refresher
As I hit the road to attend a hot runner maintenance workshop this week, I’m reminded of my last maintenance-related education session. So, I thought I’d share some images and tips as a little refresher on what I learned.

PODCAST: Educators in Mold Maintenance
The key to successfully educating mold builders and molders about mold maintenance is to listen twice as much as you talk for the improvement in finding problems and creating solutions.

PODCAST: Educators in Mold Maintenance
After attending an intensive three-day mold maintenance workshop earlier this year, it was a real pleasure to sit down with two of the workshop’s mold maintenance educators to learn more about what makes them tick both personally and professionally.

MoldMaking Technology's 30 Under 30 Happy Hour at Amerimold 2019

Amerimold 2019: New Programming Wrap-Up
There is always something new at Amerimold, and this year was no exception.

Amerimold 2019 Update: Tool Shop Live!
Mold maintenance and repair is a team effort. It involves communication and collaboration among suppliers, mold manufacturers and customers to ensure that the appropriate people, technologies and processes are put in place to keep a mold running. That is the motivation behind Tool Shop Live! at Amerimold next week.

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.

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Hands-on Workshop Teaches Mold Maintenance Process
Intensive workshop teaches the process of mold maintenance to help put an end to the firefighting culture of many toolrooms.

Amerimold 2019 Update: What You Should Know about Improving Your Third-Party Mold Maintenance Culture
Husqvarna and MoldTrax have teamed up to review a PM action plan and the barriers to systemize and change the mold maintenance and repair culture across multiple facilities.

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Maintaining Mold Components
Toolroom technicians must include frame plates, frame components, and cavity tooling when developing a mold maintenance plan.

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How Will Industry 4.0 Impact Mold Maintenance?
Many toolrooms want to replace manual entries with electronic data when creating maintenance work orders and providing past historical issues, corrective actions and the effectiveness level of resolutions, but technicians require more information than electronic signals can provide to prove a return on investment of their time.

Dry Ice Cleaning using Cold Jet system

Complex Molds Require Advanced Maintenance Strategies
As molds become more complex in design and function, the demand for advanced training and equipment for mold maintenance increases.

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How to Set Accurate Manifold Preventive-Maintenance Frequencies, Part 3
The only thing that can mess up a solid PM plan for a manifold is a poorly designed system, and there are a variety of manifold designs and complexity levels. Many design features are the root cause of postponing a manifold PM until it breaks down.

Injection Mold Design and Maintenance Event
MoldTrax and Routsis Training Inc. are hosting a three day seminar and workshop on practical mold design and maintenance.

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