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Published: 8/1/2009

Quick-Change Devices Reduce Setup Time

A line of quick-change devices has been developed that serves as a replacement for traditional nuts and bolts and can reduce setup time.

Published: 6/1/2009

Cost of Ownership: A Lifetime of Molding Savings

“There’s nothing more expensive than a cheap mold,” has been said by many a tooling engineer after a bargain of a mold began bleeding profits.

Published: 3/1/2009

Designing for Downstream

Steps can be taken to deliver to your customer not only a better performing tool, but a better performing tooling investment.

Published: 3/1/2009

Improving Quality and Lowering Mold Component Cost

Ejector and core pins come off the grinding machine with an SPI 4-5 surface finish when using special grinding process technology and proprietary diamond grinding wheels.

Published: 1/1/2009

Gain Access to the Recession-Proof Medical Market

Moldmakers who want to diversify into medical—or maintain their competitive edge—need up-to-date, high-tech engineering and fabrication capabilities in order to meet the toolmaking industry’s most stringent quality standards.

Published: 12/1/2008

Integrating Hot Runner Mold Construction

Realize time and cost saving benefits from the use of integrated systems when compared to traditional hot runner manufacturing methods

Published: 11/1/2008

Plate Positioning Perfected

Consider a positive precision plate device to overcome the risks and uncertainties inherent with springs and spring limiters.

Published: 11/1/2008

A Low-Tech Solution for Cutting Moldmaking Costs

Machine-ready blanks have been available for decades, yet mold manufacturers have been slow to adopt them, even though they can save as much as 30 percent off overall mold and mold component costs and free up machine time for creating more in-house...

Published: 10/1/2008

Rotating Stack Mold Technology Offers Multi-Shot Capability, High-Volume Production

A turning stack mold technology has been developed to meet the rigors of in-mold labeling (IML) production needs that combines high-volume production with multi-shot capability.

Published: 9/1/2008

Complex Molds Mean Business for High-Tech Toolmakers

Focus on cavitation and advanced product design gives progressive mold shops a jump on competitors.