Mold Maintenance and Repair

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Published: 10/1/2016

Under the Scope: The Right Way vs. the Fast Way

There is a delicate balance between meeting the customer’s request for a fast turnaround and completing a proper welding repair.

Published: 10/1/2016

A Deep Clean

With the right detergent formulation and concentration, cycle time, operating temperature, and equipment, ultrasonic cleaning offers a bottom-line-friendly option for mold cleaning.

Published: 10/1/2016

Best Practices in Mold Maintenance and Repair

More complex molds have created a need for more complex maintenance and repair operations.

Published: 10/1/2016

Do Scheduled PMs Really Work?

True preventive maintenance lies in accurately monitoring and counting issues and corrective actions over time.

Published: 10/1/2016

Tool Maintenance: A Molder’s Must-Have

Equipping a toolroom for proper mold maintenance and repair takes more than just the right technology.

Published: 10/1/2016

Building Your Welding Arsenal

A combination of micro-TIG and laser welding technology should cover all your bases in mold repair.

Published: 9/1/2016

Under the Scope: A Case for Micro-TIG Welding

Laser welding’s low heat output makes it the only viable choice for certain welding repairs, but it is not appropriate for all repairs. Micro-TIG offers its own set of benefits.

Published: 8/1/2016

Under the Scope: Cracking Demystified

Cracking in tool welding is a common challenge, but it is one for which risk can be minimized.

Published: 6/1/2016

Getting Started with Hot Runner Maintenance

Developing basic cleaning and repair skills among in-house technicians should be the goal of every shop that runs hot runner systems.

Published: 6/1/2016

Under the Scope: Shielding the Weld

It is important for every welding novice to understand both the dangers of oxygen contamination in the welding process and the use of a shielding gas to protect the weld (either TIG or laser) from oxygen contamination.