Tooling

Durex expands custom cartridge-heater capabilities

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: May 7th, 2012

Durex Industries, a designer and manufacturer of heaters, temperature sensors, and controls, announced an expansion of its custom cartridge heater capabilities with the introduction of its new advanced Magnum family of cartridge heaters.

Leak proof nozzles in plug-and-play hot runner package

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 16th, 2012

By threading the nozzles directly into the hot runner manifold, a new hot runner nozzle offers a leak-proof design without critical stack-up dimensions that must be maintained.  The 09E nozzle, for use with Synventive Molding Solutions' line of 'Plug 'n Play' unitized hot runner systems, has thermal- and valve-gate options, including a 9-mm internal flow bore, with 30-mm mold cut-out. Synventive says the nozzle is ideal for medium-sized part applications with maximum shot weights of 250g per nozzle.

Need to vent? Try new blowmold tool design

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 9th, 2012

By venting all four corners of the mold, extrusion blowmolding toolmaker fhw-moulds GmbH (Bottrop, Germany) says its tooling for a 20-liter jerry can presents a special solution for removing air from extrusion molds, ultimately improving cycle time and surface appearance.

Electrically actuated valve gate offers precision control of pin acceleration, location

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 14th, 2011

New valve gate hot runner molding technology precisely controls each valve pin's position, acceleration, velocity, and stroke, offering potential benefits to multimaterial applications, sequential/cascading molding, and premium cosmetic surfaces.

Quick-coupling water jumpers enable compact cooling configuration

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 3rd, 2011

Quick-Coupler-type water jumpers from DME Molding Supplies (Madison Heights, MI) can plumb a mold for cooling using significantly less mold space, according to DME. They can either be embedded in the mold itself or run on top of the mold.

Go with the flomo for fluent mold temperature control

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 8th, 2011

What's reported to be one of the smallest manually configurable temperature control and water distribution devices with electronic monitoring on the market has debuted from injection machine builder Engel ( Schwertberg/Austria).

Compression molding presses feature upper tilting platen

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 2nd, 2011

Wabash MPI (Wabash, IN ) has debuted an upper tilting platens for easy mold access on its range of compression molding presses. The tilting platen allows for the mold to be cleaned as needed, in some cases between each cycle, dependent upon the application. Applications needing frequent cleaning may include silicone molding or other molding applications requiring access to intricate mold cavities.

Sheet shows tool surface pressure variations

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: January 7th, 2011

A new surface pressure indicating sheet from Sensor Products Inc. (Madison, NJ) is said to improve yields and reduces defects in the injection molding process by minimizing flash, shorts, and burns, among other defects. The primary purpose of Mold-Align is to indicate mold face planarity. When placed between mold halves that are compressed together, the material instantaneously changes color revealing how pressure is being distributed between the mold faces.

Plastic part design: Moldex3D now offers interface for Siemens' NX software

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: January 4th, 2011

New for the Moldex3D computer assisted engineering software is an interface with Siemens' NX software, that company's flagship digital product development software. Called eDesignSYNC for NX, the new interface serves as the bridge allowing NX users to access Moldex3D/eDesign from within the NX environment.

Shop Lift a steal for raising requirements

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: December 27th, 2010

Why invest in an expensive forklift for handling lifting tasks on the shop floor when the Shop Lift from A&H Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. (Cerritos, CA) can raise tools weighing up to 600 lbs. for an upfront investment of $3350?

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