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Published: 11/1/2006

Evaluating Gate System Designs

A hybrid gating option combines the advantages of valve gate and thermal gate systems.

Published: 11/1/2006

FEA of Hot Runners to Optimize Mold Design

Optimization of a mold design with a hot runner system can be done with CAE simulations.

Published: 11/1/2006

Automation and Moldmaking: Mold Production in Action

Moldmakers are starting to change the way they think and incorporate automation into all aspects of their operation—combining a multitude of processes in a single cell for optimal productivity.

Published: 10/1/2006

Moldmakers Counter Offshore Sourcing with State-of-the-Art Capabilities

Advanced engineering and mold building techniques give North American toolmakers entrée to emerging electronics applications.

Published: 9/1/2006

Part Three of a Three-Part Series Cleaning a Flashed Hot Manifold

Cleaning nozzles and manifolds, electrical boxes, assembly and final check.

Published: 9/1/2006

Get the Most from Your Tooling Investment

Alignment, mold protection, tonnage distribution and injection control are the main elements in the molding machine that could affect your tooling investment.

Published: 8/1/2006

Part Two of a Three-Part Series Cleaning a Flashed Hot Manifold

The steps of a typical clean and rebuild of an encapsulated system.

Published: 8/1/2006

Packaging Molds Go High-Tech to Improve Productivity and Economy

The ability to design and build innovative molds for advanced processing needs is key to being competitive and profitable in a low-margin market.

Published: 6/1/2006

Part One of a Three-Part Series Cleaning a Flashed Hot Manifold

A look at in-house and outsourced cleaning.

Published: 6/1/2006

Mold Builders Carve Lean Niche

Commodity-oriented consumer manufacturing left North America, but mold industry survivors are finding strong growth in technical market sectors.