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Expect more from your mold flow analyses

February 14, 2023
Expect more from your mold flow analyses

Two of the major objectives a molder has entering a project are to preserve the material properties the customer is seeking and to produce a part to print. Mold flow analysis (MFA) is a critical tool for designing successful parts and tools for plastic injection molding. But it’s only as good as the expertise of…

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The importance of expert analysis in mold flow simulations

February 26, 2021
Expert Analysis In Mold Flow Simulations

Many parts manufacturers think of mold flow analysis as just another box to check in the process of developing a new plastic part. They rely on the software to generate and provide insights, or potentially, confirmation bias. However, without experienced professionals interpreting the data and using it to drive design choices, it has limited value. …

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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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Mold flow analysis: A primer and key benefits for manufacturers

January 15, 2019
Mold Flow Analysis A Primer And Key Benefits For Manufacturers

Mold flow analysis (MFA) is a process whereby the injection cycle is simulated, and the results are analyzed using specialized software. A vitally important step in any large-scale manufacturing process, mold flow analysis can help the manufacturer and molder to optimize the design of the part and mold, improve part quality and enable cost-effective fabrication.…

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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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