Archive for December, 2005

Dec 01 2005

Balancing Tools

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It is important that every cavity fills at approximately the same rate at the same time.  If not, one cavity will over-pack while the others are attempting to fill and pack.  The net result is different stresses are imparted to each cavity resulting in different dimensions on the part even though the cavities are cut to almost identical dimensions. Continue Reading »

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Dec 01 2005

Descaling the Water Lines

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The process of maintaining and injection molding operation can be quite analogous to your family car.  As part of routine maintenance we periodically have the car radiator drained, flushed and with time descaled. Continue Reading »

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Dec 01 2005

Clamp Force

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Years ago, in a monthly article, that my mentor Bill Tobin wrote for a monthly magazine, he touched on the importance of clamp force and the mistakes many Molders make by using too much clamp tonnage. Continue Reading »

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Dec 01 2005

Machine Preventative Maintenance

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Machines need preventative maintenance as much as molds do.  Without a properly functioning machine you’ll never get consistent parts.  Here’s a short article as well as a downloadable check list you can use on your equipment in your plant courtesy of Matrix Tooling Continue Reading »

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