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Torsten’s Training Tip: Ejector Pin Sub-Gates

Gate design and placement are key factors in mold design. Because parts often need to be molded without surface marks or gate vestige, certain gate styles are more appropriate than others. Although many gate systems will leave behind a witness mark, selecting a gate that can be hidden inside the ejector pin with an automatically […]

Focused Learning

In the last decade, the plastics injection molding industry has become more complex and part and mold designs more complicated. Engineering teams are now expected to understand feature-integrated and intricate part designs that require more complex tooling and molding processes. To avoid costly mistakes and tool re-work, engineers must evaluate and optimize each step in […]

Torsten’s Training Tips: Mechanical Material Behavior

Injection molding manufacturing produces many everyday parts, from pipet tips to car bumpers in a variety of polymer materials. Some parts are produced from neat, unfilled materials and some from materials that are filled with reinforcements and additives. Part designers should be able to evaluate the mechanical material behavior and properties of these different polymers […]

Torsten’s Training Tips — Designing Cold Runner Systems

Designing effective cold runner systems is as important as designing a molded part. After optimizing the gate location for a new part design, the next step is to determine the best cold runner size. Cold runner size will influence overall part quality, molding cycle time, and overall profits. Identifying critical material process characterizations that will […]

Moldex3D and Kruse Training Collaboration

This week Moldex3D announced their collaboration with Kruse Analysis on the Kruse Training program. Kruse Training lessons contain actual molding simulations that reinforce each lesson’s topic. The visually engaging animations are  created using Moldex3D simulation software and provide trainees an opportunity to easily learn and understand basic-to-advanced plastics engineering knowledge and techniques. The goal of […]

NPE 2018 Recap and Other News

Almost a month has passed since NPE 2018 ended and aside from catching up on “regular” work (which luckily never ends!), we’ve also been spending time connecting with people we met at the show and integrating all of the great feedback we received into our programs. Watch our recap video to see what we were […]

Torsten’s Training Tips — Nominal Wall Thickness

What is nominal wall thickness and how is it relevant in designing functional plastic parts?  Although parts can have various wall thicknesses to accommodate form, fit, and function, designers are generally tasked with minimizing thickness to lessen material consumption, achieve a faster cycle time, and reduce manufacturing costs. But parts with thin walls are more […]

Kruse Training – Focused Learning

We are less than than three weeks from NPE 2018 — and we can’t wait to share Kruse Training with the injection molding industry. There are currently 42 focused learning lessons available, with many more in the works. We will continue to add lessons, ranging in topics from Art-to-Part to Special Processes, and at varying degrees […]

Moldex3D Users’ Meeting

Each year, the Moldex3D Northern America – Users’ Meeting is aimed to bring together the Moldex3D Community of users, partners, leaders and professionals in plastics and injection molding to share and discuss the latest developments and trends within the industry. Date:Apr 30, 2018 – May 01, 2018 Location: The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI, USA […]

Countdown to NPE 2018!

Will you be at NPE this May? We are excited to be exhibiting again this year and hope to see you at the show. If you would like to attend, please accept our complimentary guess pass invitation. If you are already planning to attend, make sure to put us on your show schedule — booth […]