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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.

Published: 4/13/2018

Best Practices for Preventing Hot Runner Leaks

A hot runner maintenance program with purchasing, processing and preventive maintenance training will reduce the risk of leaks.

Published: 3/8/2018

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.

Published: 3/6/2018

Technology Tuesday: Hot-Runner Maintenance

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

Published: 1/25/2018

Throwback Thursday: How to Prevent Hot Runner Leaks

One of the more common concerns still expressed by molders today about hot runner molds is the threat of a leak of molten plastic causing the manifold pocket to fill.  Here is a throwback to an article on leak prevention focused on externa...

Published: 1/18/2018

Throwback Thursday: Improving Shear-Induced Imbalance in Hot Runner Systems

Even melt distribution and balanced filling to and across all cavities while avoiding restrictive mixers is possible with hot runner manifold construction that incorporates a melt rotation design.

Published: 12/7/2017

TBT: Setting A Standard in Hot Runner Design

Keeping hot runner system costs down is key to efficient injection mold design.

Published: 10/3/2017

Technology Tuesday: Hot Runners

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

Published: 8/23/2017

Don't Get Burned ... with the Wrong Hot Runner System

The type of hot runner system you put in your mold will impact performance as much as the engine in your car determines how you’ll drive and how many headaches you’ll have down the road. Here are five questions to ask that may ...

Published: 6/26/2017

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.