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Published: 12/1/2005

Mold Building Without Rule Breaking

Push the mold in the beginning of the build process to discover any weaknesses before it gets to the molder.

Published: 6/1/2005

Ensure Component Integrity With the Right Mold Management System

How tooling engineers can avoid mold performance unknowns and surprises downstream.

Published: 5/1/2005

Design Criteria for Using Copper Alloys in Molds

The extent of copper alloy use, the success of its application and the life of the components are determined by the selected alloy in combination with the design of the application.

Published: 4/1/2005

Designing the Mold: The Foundation for Success

The impact of different mold materials with regard to cooling; how to determine waterline placement for optimum cooling; placing cooling where heat is concentrated in the part; and, how to select a mold base sized for the machine being used.

Published: 3/1/2005

Part One of a Three-Part Series Metal Laminated Tooling-Process Chain

Results from laminated tooling testing show that this technology has the capability for an enormous reduction in cycle time via the integration of a conformal cooling system.

Published: 2/1/2005

The Valve Gate Advantage

Valve gate installations must be made to manufacturer specs to obtain the advantages necessary for competitive production of injection molded parts in today’s marketplace.

Published: 9/1/2004

Adding Value to Your Mold

Moldmaking shops must evaluate the need for a pressure transducer in an injection mold to assist them in gaining valuable information as the mold is developed.

Published: 9/1/2004

Troubleshooting Defects: Part II

Repair technicians should be aware that careful handling of tooling, attention to detail and documentation keeps manifolds functioning properly and prevents costly mistakes.

Published: 4/1/2004

Minnesota Mold & Engineering Group: Strength In Numbers

Four companies unite-serving as a one-stop powerhouse for art to part and anything in-between.

Published: 1/1/2004

Standardized Mold Building Makes Shortened Leadtimes Possible and Profitable

The next level of standardization has allowed moldmakers to rethink their processes and deliver the same high-quality molds, while continuing to succeed and grow.