HOT RUNNERS

Design & Mfg. Software

Digging into Data to Design Out Fill Imbalance Problems

Injection molder uses a custom runner design to reduce shear-induced imbalances and control shrink and warp, dimensional instability, and shot-to-shot inconsistency.

Mold Components

How to Use a Conformally Cooled Sprue Bushing to Reduce Cycle Time and Ease Cost Pressures

Use of a new conformally cooled sprue bushing helped solve Midwest Mold Services’ problem with a big sprue that was hard to cool and preventing faster ejection times.
#casestudy

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Tooling Goes Beyond Conformally Cooled Inserts to Simplify the Mold Build Process

Three ways that additive tooling is moving past conformal cooling to bring speed and efficiency to the overall tooling process.
#3dprinting #conformalcooling

Hot Runners

Revisiting Some Hot Runner Fundamentals

What exactly does a hot runner do? If you’ve been in the injection molding industry for any length of time, you might think the answer is obvious, but it is not.
#basics

Hot Runners

7 Key Advantages of Hot Runner Systems

While both hot runner and cold runner systems have their benefits, for design flexibility as well as reduced cycle times and costs, hot runner systems will probably be the better choice.

Hot Runners

Only an Educated Buyer Can Reap the Rewards

Choosing the right electrically-actuated hot runner system is important, so is asking the right questions upfront to better understand what you are buying. It’s easy to be sold on all the fantastic benefits you could see, while looking passed the downsides of the system you are choosing. 

NEWS

Workflow and Quality Count

A recent visit to a hot runner systems and solutions provider proved the importance of workflow and quality to a production facility’s layout.
#automotive #consumer #electronics

Hot Runners

How Electric Actuation Benefits the Mold Supply Chain

Hot runner valve gating has always offered pneumatic and hydraulic actuation, but today electric is an alternative to consider.

NEWS

Partnership Advances Process Control Using In-Mold Sensors

RJG and HRSflow have partnered up to provide an advanced process control solution, specifically for servo valve gate technology or independent cavity control.

Additive Manufacturing

MMT Readers Top-Viewed Content for October 2019

Looking at all the content MoldMaking Technology has presented in October 2019, here are the top 10 most-viewed features, blogs and videos.
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