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Molding Questions or Challenges?
Increased productivity and efficiency is a primary goal for almost any molding operation. Performing in mold maintenance is one way to achieve those goals.
Obviously, there are a myriad of factors and considerations regarding design setup and maintenance while the mold or tool is still in the production environment, but in this recent article on ptonline.com, Randy focuses on three major categories:
- Setup and design consideration
- Cleaning, protection and maintenance
- Repairs in the press
He covers a lot of ground in this article, and provides some significant insight that is grounded in real word applications and experience.
You can read the full article here: TOOLING: Designing Molds for Easy Maintenance in the Press, Part 1
The Nanoplas family of products was engineered for today’s challenging Injection Mold environment. Our injection mold coatings and mold maintenance products can help your operation achieve it’s productivity and efficiency goals. Contact us today to learn more.
Lifters are a hot topic in injection molding, and Randy is working hard to address many of the major issues being brought up. In this recent article on MoldMakingTechnology.com, he identifies many of the issues with lifters and also explains why lifters are used, angles / travel and even a couple of design considerations as they relate to angle / travel.
Tool design and lifters can impact the manufacturing environment in the areas of failures and overall processing issues, amongst others. Granted, some tools have zero issues, but others seem to have issues constantly. Consistently the lifter is one component that needs to be considered and paid attention to with regards to unsupported length, timing, angles and shut offs.
You can read the full article on MoldMakingTechnology.com here: The Designer’s Edge: Let’s Talk Lifters
Nanoplas products are designed and engineered to make the mold maintenance and molding process more efficient and manageable. To learn how our Mold Maintenance Products and Mold Release Products can benefit your organization, contact us today!
There are many variables and impacts that lifters can have on your molding process and final parts. Randy Kerkstra recently published an article at the Plastics Technology site (ptonline.com) that went into more detail on lifters and was a continuation of his previous post. read more…
Using Hydraulic Driven Slides In Injection Molding
With the increasing complexity of molds and the parts that they produce, injection molders are forced to maximize the productivity of each tool. In his continuing discussion on hydraulics over on the moldmakingtechnology.com site, Randy discusses Hydraulic Driven Slides. read more…
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