Mold Maintenance and Repair

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Published: 6/1/2009

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mold Maintenance Supervisors

A review of what mold repair technicians believe a mold maintenance supervisor should bring to the table.

Published: 6/1/2009

Greater Accuracy and Productivity Via Surface Finishing and Cleaning

Choosing the optimum type of flexible hone or brush can be highly effective in improving the accuracy of mold assembly or enhancing injection molding productivity.

Published: 4/1/2009

How to Decrease Your Internal Mold Maintenance Costs, Part 2

A look at the ultrasonic cleaning process in detail, discussing cleaning detergents, process layout and return on investment.

Published: 4/1/2009

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Repair Technicians

Effective, efficient mold repair is a unique skill when complemented with knowing what it takes to keep molds running optimally and reliably.

Published: 3/1/2009

How to Decrease Your Internal Mold Maintenance Costs, Part 1

With an ultrasonic cleaning system, a mold shop can realize savings in cost, time and labor, as long as they are educated on the technology, the cleaning solutions and what works best for their particular situation/environment.

Published: 11/1/2008

Is It Still Time to Reach for a Die Profiler?

Pointers for bringing a polished surface to a high mirror finish. You have finished machining your mold core and cavity and removed them from your CNC machine. The mold components are machined in tough H-13 steel and contain several deep grooves and...

Published: 10/1/2008

Maintenance Manuals That Work

Organized maintenance manuals can offer an advantage that electronic data does not.

Published: 8/1/2008

Build-Ups for Maintenance: Benefit or Band-Aid?

When is providing build-ups on tooling appropriate and when is it just a band-aid on a problem that could lead to more extensive repairs later?

Published: 8/1/2008

Always Comes Back to the Mold Builder

How important is mold maintenance and repair to the mold manufacturer? Very. Because it always comes back to the moldmaker.

Published: 6/1/2008

A Shop View on Industry Change

What one shop general manager has learned throughout the past 30 years.