Mold Maintenance and Repair

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Published: 2/1/2018

Maintenance Matters: The Physical Side of Data Entry

A mobile documentation station promotes on-the-fly data entry and usage for mold repair technicians, ingraining documentation into the daily maintenance process.

Published: 1/1/2018

3D Robotic Deposition Advances Conformal Cooling

A new conformal cooling technique has emerged, rooted in a multilayer robotic deposition technology that is capable of manufacturing near-net shape objects.

Published: 8/1/2017

Maintenance Matters: Cultivating Craftsmanship

Toolroom managers need to help repair technicians become skilled mold troubleshooters and craftsmen rather than tooling replacers and cleaners.

Published: 6/1/2017

Advanced Mold Welding: Sharing Decades’ Worth of Lessons Learned

Our new contributor considers welding a vital part of moldmaking and plans to share his experiences.

Published: 6/1/2017

Maintenance Matters: Got Flash? Shim it!

In some cases, shimming is the most cost-effective, short-term method for adding a bit of steel right where its needed to get through a critical production run.

Published: 4/1/2017

Toolroom Systems Boost Safety, Productivity

A mold separator and a water leak tester were the right solutions for this Minnesota shop offering both mold and molding operations.

Published: 2/1/2017

Maintenance Matters: It's the Manager's Fault

Improving worker engagement starts with leadership at the manager level or, in our case, the toolroom manager.

Published: 1/5/2017

Mold Rebranding and Refurbishment

When identifying features have to be changed, this five-step welding and engraving process can spare the expense of building a brand-new mold.

Published: 12/1/2016

Under the Scope: Lessons Learned in Welding

Many of this mold welder's lessons learned were as a result of questions asked by customers regarding training, processes and welding theory.

Published: 11/1/2016

Under the Scope: Communication and Workflow

Closing the communication gap ensures that everyone involved is on the same page, allowing for an efficient and timely repair process.