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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

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!

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

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...