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Proper Mold Care to Prevent Corrosion

Proper Mold Care to Prevent Corrosion

Corrosion in plastic injection molds can be a costly headache if it isn’t handled properly. In fact, according to Grand View Research, the injection molded plastics market size in 2020 is $267 billion and is projected to grow 5% through 2027. Considering those...

How to Get Stains Out in Plastic Injection Molding

How to Get Stains Out in Plastic Injection Molding

When you encounter rust, oxidation, buildup, discoloration, and other stains in plastic injection molding, you know both your production and your output is going to be adversely affected. You need to halt production so you can properly clean the mold, which further...

Mold Maintenance: End Over-Greasing & Reduce Scrap

Mold Maintenance: End Over-Greasing & Reduce Scrap

Over-greasing in injection molding is one of the most common causes of creating scrap and, potentially, downtime. By developing a standard method of lubricating and using the appropriate lubricant that works best for your specific application, you could see...

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...