TOOLING

Tooling for plastics production includes molds, mold components, ejector pins, mold bases, nozzles, mold cores, mold cavities, conformal cooling.

Why Shoulder Bolts Are Too Important to Ignore (Part 1)

These humble but essential fasteners used in injection molds are known by various names and used for a number of purposes.

Tooling: Essential Reading

How to Achieve Simulation Success, Part 1: Model Accuracy and Mesh Decisions

Molding simulation software is a powerful tool, but what you get out of it depends very much on your initial inputs. Follow these tips to create the most successful simulation possible.

The Impact of Hydraulics on Tool Design, Practical Uses -- Part 2 of 2

Here are more tips on using hydraulically actuated devices on your tools.

The Impact of Hydraulics on Tool Design -- Part 1 of 2

Get a better understanding of their use, proper sizing, and how the tool design and setup in the machine can impact failures in manufacturing.

How to Select the Right Tool Steel for Mold Cavities

With cavity steel or alloy selection there are many variables that can dictate the best option.

How to Optimize Pack & Hold Times for Hot-Runner & Valve-Gated Molds

Applying a scientific method to what is typically a trial-and-error process. Part 2 of 2.

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