Molds and Tooling: The first step towards plastic injection profits


Many processors have experienced the frustration of a poorly performing plastic injection mold. Poor process control due to tooling failures can be one of the most aggravating situations a molder has to face, especially when the contributing factors have been identified, yet the true nature of the problem is ignored. Mold design, maintenance and modifications are a plastic company’s first line of defense in a successful molding strategy, and one of the most common failures in an active response molding ideology.

This article outlines specific tooling problems, which, when addressed successfully, can not only improve but eliminate processing issues leading to high scrap and low efficiency situations in which tooling is directly responsible for control failures....
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