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Published: 2/20/2019

How to Improve Melt Distribution with Diffusion-Bonded Manifolds

Diffusion bonding for manifold manufacturing offers design freedom for optimizing hot runner melt distribution, reducing color change-over time, cavity-to-cavity weight variation, peak injection pressures, melt degradation, and resin flow stress.

Published: 12/31/2018

Top 10 Blogs from 2018, Part Two

A slideshow of the most-viewed blog posts in 2018 from MoldMaking Technology Senior Editor Cynthia Kustush.

Published: 12/18/2018

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 ...

Published: 10/18/2018

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 bre...

Published: 10/10/2018

Realizing Complicated Runner Designs Using Generation Mesh

High-speed, high-quality mesh technology automatically generates the high-resolution hexa-based mesh in which the mesh model perfectly matches the original runner design with high accuracy.

Published: 8/23/2018

How to Set Accurate Manifold Preventive-Maintenance Frequencies, Part 2

The key to developing accurate and timely PM work instructions is understanding the impact of environmental factors on manifold performance.

Published: 8/8/2018

Six Considerations for Evaluating a Hot Runner System

Details matter when it comes to selecting and integrating a hot runner system. This guide makes that process easier by covering those details thoroughly.

Published: 8/7/2018

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Hot Runners

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. ...

Published: 8/3/2018

Guidelines for Advanced Hot Runner Manifold Channel Design

Recent simulation research highlights the difference between a drilled, straight manifold channel design and a curved channel design produced via additive manufacturing.

Published: 6/15/2018

How to Set Accurate Manifold Preventive Maintenance Frequencies

Clearly setting accurate manifold preventive maintenance frequencies requires reliable comparative data on how a hot runner system performs over time.