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    handing, quality control, and part handling. Precision mold building is key to the micromolding process. The first step in the process is to validate the mold steel. Mold build process validation is performed for two reasons. First, when making microscale features with micron-level tolerances, the mold
  • Medical Device Link . The Evolution Of Thermoforming For Medical Packaging
    , and contoured by hand to exactly fit the product and allow for the most efficient flow of plastic. The molds could be detailed, cast as a reverse, detailed from the opposite side, and cast back to the original--all to create the exact shape required. Manual milling machines were often used to give true
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    . In fact, knit lines have about the strength of unfilled resin. Moldflow software from Moldflow Corp., Wayland, Mass., simulates liquid plastic flowing into an injection mold. This helps designers predict where knit and meld lines are likely to form. Areas colored red take the least time to fill
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    A reaction injection molding process enables OEMs of specialty equipment to use molded plastic parts even if their production volumes are low. Projects from tooling through production can be accommodated including EMI protection, painting, decoration, and assembly. The company recently expanded its
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    on any PC system with Windows 98 or later. The interactive screen updates information as you enter data, making "what-if " scenario testing easy. Protomold claims to deliver real injection molded parts as quickly as the next business day and at prices starting below $2,000. They do so by automating
  • Hungry for large parts? Try a composite sandwich
    A new composite used for making large structural parts including vehicle hard tops, tonneaus, and other exterior body panels, gives automakers a lightweight, durable, and low-cost alternative to sheet-molding compound and other body-panel materials. Developed by Advance USA, Old Lyme, Conn., STRATA
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    the possibility of taking a metal mold (template) and making multiple copies: "We would just need to press the same metal plate again into plastic and we would have another copy. " The first known large-scale attempt to use this technique involved a template with recessed structures
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    into a plastic model. The model then served as a pattern for the investment casting. Rapid-prototyped parts can also act as patterns from which to build temporary resin molds. The molds can then be used to make a limited number of wax patterns. A representative sample of investment-cast parts shows

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