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Published: 1/1/2009

Steel-Supported, Aluminum Injection Mold Frame Exhibits Durability, Strength

A mold frame that incorporates steel support pillars has all of the thermal benefits of aluminum matched with the durability of a steel mold.

Published: 9/1/2008

Preform Mold Technology Increases Flexibility, Reduces Cost

A flexible and cost-effective PET system featuring modular, low cavitation PET preform molds reduces both conversion costs and mold changeover time.

Published: 2/1/2008

DMD Conformal Mold Cooling Lines Offer Reduced Part Production Cycle Times

A conformal mold cooling technology made possible by a new manufacturing technique has been developed to cool molds.

Published: 5/1/2007

Standardized Mold Base Reduces Mold Build Time, Costs

A patented standard mold base—the Lightning Base—uses one common base with interchangeable inserts for various parts.

Published: 12/1/2006

Cemented Tungsten Carbide Offers Wear and Corrosion Resistance for Tooling

Using cemented tungsten carbide as a tooling material for core pins—especially in areas of high wear—can significantly reduce downtime.

Published: 8/1/2006

Unscrewing Core Design Provides Fast, Accurate Core Positioning

Although PERC (Programmable Electric Rotating Cores System) is not a brand-new technology, it warrants a second look as a way for moldmakers to provide another value-added service to their customers.

Published: 9/1/2005

Part Two of a Two-Part Series Valve Gate Sequencing Strategies

More valve gate strategies and how they help moldmakers and molders work together to develop a mold that will provide the most consistent performance.

Published: 5/1/2005

Making the Transition to High Performance Machining Techniques

Implementing HPM techniques—such as hard milling—into component production can be straightforward with the correct process and other considerations