The Troubleshooter: Runner connection causes part to run short of material


It was late summer and I was running out of things to work on when the quick delivery company drove up in front of my office. It is a good thing I saw them coming because I had to quickly move Jake out from in front of the door so the driver could get through to deliver my package.

It turned out to be a big box with a lot of packing material on the inside to protect the gray ABS runner system and parts. I pulled the parts out of the box and gave them a good look-see.

I looked at the parts first and while they appeared to be well molded, I cut one of the parts in half to see what the inside of the part looked like. Turns out it is a good thing I did. The center of the part had a small diameter void running most of the length of the part.
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