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Advantages of Mold Maintenance

Injection molders around the world are striving to make their operations more efficient, and more productive. One area that is often overlooked when it comes to gaining such advantages is mold maintenance. A well-defined and consistent mold maintenance program helps...

Easy Solutions to Splay Caused by Bleeding

Easy Solutions to Splay Caused by Bleeding

Undesired bleed out in injection molding can be caused by—and lead to—a number of problems. One of the most common injection molding defects caused by bleeding is splay, which is often the result of an over-lubricated mold Syn-Lube™, which breaks down...

Molding for Manufacturing: Improving Startup & Minimizing Downtime

Molding for Manufacturing: Improving Startup & Minimizing Downtime

Coronavirus-related restrictions are beginning to ease up in Michigan and other states, so many sectors are getting back to work. Manufacturing is notably among them, and by extension, plastic injection molders. With employee safety top-of-mind, many plastic injection...

Five Trends in Injection Molding in 2020

Five Trends in Injection Molding in 2020

This year’s plastic injection molding trends look to continue several of the big initiatives from 2019 in some exciting ways. As companies consistently strive to improve in all aspects of their businesses, increased efficiency and reduced downtime remain two of the...

Coronavirus: Will the Molding Industry Be Impacted?

Coronavirus: Will the Molding Industry Be Impacted?

Most likely, the answer is yes. Wuhan and other parts of China shut not only their manufacturing down, but entire cities. That effect has rippled, as COVID-19 has spread and continues to spread, growing to become the global health pandemic that it is today. Exactly...

Fixing Color Swirl Problems with Molded Plastics

Fixing Color Swirl Problems with Molded Plastics

When color isn’t evenly distributed throughout a part, appearing as streaks, swirls or patches of discolored material, you’re probably looking at color swirls. Also known as streaking, color streaks and marbling, color swirls are occasionally misidentified as black...

Causes for Black Specks in Your Injection Molds

Causes for Black Specks in Your Injection Molds

When you see black or brown specks on your molded part, you’re probably dealing with material that has been severely degraded. Sometimes called carbon buildup, black specks are sometimes mistaken as material contamination. While contamination can be a cause, you’ll...

4 Causes for Burns in Injection Molding

4 Causes for Burns in Injection Molding

Sometimes known as dieseling or gas traps, burns in injection molding are literally that: burns. Often appearing as black, smutty deposits on the part and mold surface, these are spots at which the plastic has burned. Not to be confused with color swirl or brown...

Eliminating Cracks Within Injection Mold Parts

Eliminating Cracks Within Injection Mold Parts

What Is Cracking in Injection Molding? When a part is physically fractured or broken, you’re experiencing cracking. Cracks usually occur due to post-molding conditions, but when troubleshooting cracking, you want to know exactly when the cracking is happening as it...