Mold Maintenance and Repair

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Published: 1/1/2013

Help Your Customers Reduce the Cost of Making Plastic Parts

How to take advantage of the properties of DLC coatings to design better molds and improve cycle times.

Published: 12/1/2012

How to Ensure Quick, Correct Mold Maintenance

Regular cleaning and proper maintenance are key to sustaining the life of a mold.

Published: 12/1/2012

Cleaning Intricate Molds

A look at non-destructive cleaning processes for complex molds that require the removal of tenacious surface contamination to ensure surface quality and longevity of precision mold and molded part surfaces.

Published: 12/1/2012

Keeping Molds Running

Technology advancements encourage moldmakers to think about surface treatment, mold maintenance and repair issues earlier in the mold build process to obtain better mold performance and life.

Published: 10/1/2012

Design for Maintainability

It’s time to design features into molds that will provide for the easiest road to recovery.

Published: 6/1/2012

Five Principles that Drive Mold Maintenance Efficiency

Individuals from companies that have embraced systemized mold maintenance share their stories.

Published: 5/1/2012

Five Steps to Polish an Aluminum Mold

In time and with practice, each polisher will develop his or her own tricks and short cuts.

Published: 3/1/2012

Choosing and Using The Right Mold Cleaners

Knowing the requirements of offline and online cleaners yields cleaner molds.

Published: 1/1/2012

Selective Plating of Mold Surfaces Extends Life and Reduces Repair Costs

Wear and tear on molds and the need for repairs are a regular cost of doing business for plastic and metal molders. However, costs can be drastically reduced through selective plating without removing the tooling from a machine.

Published: 1/1/2012

Corrosion Control: A Guide to Proper Mold Care

If you have not set up a proactive mold maintenance program, your facility runs efficiently only until the next major problem or repair.