Posts Tagged 'Mold Design'


An enlightened approach to mold flow analysis

February 20, 2020
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All the high-tech tools in the world are useless – unless you take an enlightened approach to apply them to improve your products, processes and how you anticipate and solve problems. A case in point is mold flow analysis (MFA).

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Cold Runner and Hot Runner Injection Molding: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Applications

February 13, 2019
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The practice of plastic injection molding dates back to the late 19th century, and since that time, the process has evolved together with technology to become the fundamental manufacturing process it is today. But despite the evolution and transformation of injection molding over time, its foundation remains mostly the same, with two primary categories of…

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What is Mold Flow Analysis and How Does It Impact Production?

October 9, 2018
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When taking on a tooling project, no detail can be overlooked. With the numerous variables that can impact production, you should expect some hiccups. That is why mold flow analysis is such a crucial component of production. Let’s dive into this idea and see how to manage the risks associated with designing a new mold.

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Steel or Aluminum? Finding Your Proper Mold Material

September 25, 2018
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When developing a new injection mold, choosing the right material for the job is one of the most critical steps. There is no one right option for all jobs and all situations – the right material is going to depend on the specifics of the task at hand. Only when all of the various factors…

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Brief Guide to Tooling Design and Maintenance

September 12, 2018
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When you have a manufacturing project in front of you, there are a lot of costs and timelines to manage. How soon can you get production up and running? Also, at what cost? You need to find answers to these questions quickly for the project to proceed successfully.

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3 Ways to Improve Part Quality and Reduce Cost Through Tooling

May 8, 2018
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Many people believe that improving part quality means increasing costs, but that’s not always the case. In fact, with effective tooling you can improve both your overall quality and lower your costs. Tooling is a vital part of injection molding and a long-term investment. When you launch a new project, you want to make certain…

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The Importance of Mold Flow Analysis for Improving Injection Molding Design

February 5, 2018
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Creating a high performing mold is a vital part of the injection molding process, but can be a challenging. While one might think liquid plastic simply takes on the shape of the mold it’s injected into, a strong initial design and innovative techniques are vital to consistent part production.

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Why Injection Mold Maintenance Matters

January 29, 2018
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When you invest in a high-quality piece of equipment or tool you expect better quality and longevity. Tool lifespan is just as much as structure and design to the quality and the cost of your project.

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Prototyping: Its Vital Role In The Injection Molding Process

January 15, 2018
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The mass production of injection molded parts is efficient, cost-saving, and applicable to a variety of industries driven by consumer and industrial demand. While the benefits of large-scale product output may be universally known, there are some crucial considerations regarding the process that mass producers, designers, and consumers should all understand.

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Guide for Selecting the Best Steel for Your Mold

December 13, 2017
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There are many different metals which can be used to create molds. The best option for one project may not be the best option for another. There are also short-term and long-term costs to consider. Some tools and molds may be less expensive to make but cost more to maintain while, for others, the opposite…

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