5 Questions to Ask Before Instrumenting a Mold

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.
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VIDEO: How Water Flow Monitoring Optimizes Mold Production

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges and Progressive Components' Rebecca Hamstra discuss why monitoring water flow in injection molds is important.

Tooling: ‘Eco-Friendly’ Rust Remover & Preventative

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

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.

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.
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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.  

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.

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.

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.
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Throwback Thursday: Smart Tooling

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

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

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.

Incorporating Robotics

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

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.