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NEW Mold Transfer Application on The Hub

NEW Mold Transfer Application on The Hub

The Hub for Mold Transfer allows you to easily transfer molds by automatically generating machine-specific setup sheets, recommending compatible machines, and providing a database to store and share part, mold, and machine documentation across the organization.

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How to Determine Injection Molding Cooling Time

How to Determine Injection Molding Cooling Time

Part cooling is always a function of wall thickness and the material that the design engineer selects. It’s up to the mold design engineer to place the cooling channels in the proper location to allow for a minimum cooling time. As a process engineer, the old adage of “fill as fast as possible consistent with quality” still holds true. If the volumetric flow rate is very low, the chances of packing out a part are slim to none because the material will likely be frozen.

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7 Ways to Lower Plastic Injection Molding Costs

7 Ways to Lower Plastic Injection Molding Costs

Injection molding is a cost-effective way to produce parts, but there is often a significant amount of waste involved, from inefficiencies to user errors, machine damage and downtime, high scrap rates, and more. Here are 7 ways to lower your injection molding costs so you can improve your bottom line.

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How to Prevent and Troubleshoot Short Shots

How to Prevent and Troubleshoot Short Shots

Short shots are among the most common and visually obvious quality issues most molders face. So what causes them? How can we prevent them? And how do we troubleshoot them when they do occur? A short shot is when a plastic injection molded part does not completely fill out—a portion of it is missing. A few issues can cause short shots, and the fix is not always straight forward.

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