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How to Properly Apply Injection Mold Coating

  There are three types of injection mold release coatings within our Nano Mold Coating family and two ways to apply them, depending on the type of coating you’re using. Our HC and HCF (the food-grade alternative to HC) coatings are applied in the tool room at...

Basic to Advanced Injection Mold Maintenance Checklist

One of the most important aspects of injection molding, or anything involving machining, is making sure machines are running at peak performance. Any downtime cuts into efficiency and, ultimately, the bottom line. Prolonged downtime can lead to serious problems with...

Plastic Injection Molding Defects: Parts Sticking on Ejector

Welcome to our Plastic Injection Molding Defects series, where we will explain some common defects seen by injection molders and present ways to fix or prevent them. What is an Ejector in Injection Molding? The ejector is the part of the molding process that pushes...

Plastic Injection Molding Defects: Buildup

Welcome to our Plastic Injection Molding Defects series, where we will explain some common defects seen by injection molders and present ways to fix or prevent them. What is Buildup? Sometimes called gas buildup or plate out, buildup in injection molding is easy to...

Plastic Injection Molding Defects: Burns

Welcome to our Plastic Injection Molding Defects series, where we will explain some common defects seen by injection molders and present ways to fix or prevent them. What are Burns? Sometimes known as gas traps or the dieseling effect, burns appear as black or brown...

Plastic Injection Molding Defects: Splay

Welcome to our Plastic Injection Molding Defects series, where we will explain some common defects seen by injection molders and offer ways of fixing or preventing them. What is Splay? Splay is a cosmetic defect that occurs in plastic injection molding, when silver or...

Designing Molds for Maintenance & Cleaning

When it comes to designing the mold for a product, there are many factors that have to be taken into account.  Part design. materials used for the parts, production volumes, and the list goes on and on.  A couple of areas that also need to be considered in the very...

Nano Coating Infographic!

The infographic below is from our friends at Economy Glass in Australia.  It does a nice job of explaining nano coatings, and their impact on manufacturing. Check it out:  

Addressing Build-Up In Your Molds

There are many potential contributors to in-mold build up.  But the impacts that build up can have on your part and your workflow can be significant.  Things like sticking, gloss issues, and visual defects are not a positive for molders in today’s competitive...

Design Considerations for In Press Maintenance

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...