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Addressing Build-Up In Your Molds

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...

LIFTERS – Their Impact on Tool Maintenance, Repair & Molding

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,...

Injection Mold Tooling – Dealing with Lifters

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...

Hydraulic Driven Slides

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...

TOOLING – Having Trouble with Lifters? ptonline.com

Randy's latest series on ptonline.com addresses the challenges that many shops face with lifters.  Having managed thousands of repairs and preventative maintenance activities every year, he has seen many of the issues and challenges that molding operations encounter...

INJECTION MOLD TOOLING: Designing the Tool for the Material

Designing the tool based on the material to be used is one way that Randy has been able to enlarge his process window, reducing the risk of quality issues. In this article, he addresses many of the considerations and gives real examples with real materials and real...

The Importance of Gate Geometry – ptonline.com article

The size and shape of the gates used in mold making are often not given the attention they deserve.  Randy Kerkstra believes that many of the common assumptions about gate geometry should be challenged.  In his recent article on Plastics Technology...