New Vortex Core Pins and Plugs Enable Cost-Effective Venting, Faster Cycles
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MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – DME Company, a leading provider of mold technologies, recently announced the introduction of new Vortex Core Pins and Plugs at NPE2012. The product is a cost-effective, time-saving method of removing trapped gas from a mold cavity during the molding process.
Vortex Core Pins and Plugs are made of Porcerax II, a porous, sintered metal. Because the material is 25 percent air by volume, it vents gas without the need for a separate venting component. As a result, Vortex Plugs and Pins help reduce mold size, cost and complexity.
This superior method of venting also delivers benefits including:
- Cycle time reduction
- Enhanced part appearance
- Elimination of burning and shrinkage
- Fewer flow and knit lines
- Elimination of short shots
Vortex Pins are 3 inches long and available in diameters of 0.25 inch, 0.375 inch and 0.5 inch. Plugs come in 0.25 inch, 0.5 inch and 1 inch lengths, and in diameters of 0.25 inch and 0.375 inch.
The full line is heat treated to 30-40 HRC for a tensile strength of 74,000 pounds per square inch and hardness of HMV 350-400.
"The ultimate benefit customers get from using Vortex Pins and Plugs is better part cosmetics that save time and money on wasted or burned materials," said John Harding, Manager of Global Sourcing. "These new products also represent DME's dedication to standardization that streamlines design, provides easy maintenance and lowers overall tooling costs."
DME Company is an essential mold technologies resource to customers worldwide. Through aggressive new product development, global product standardization and a powerful combination of in-house manufacturing centers of excellence and strategic global partnerships, DME is helping customers succeed in changing times. The company’s standard-setting, comprehensive product line — including hot runner systems; control systems; mold bases and components; mold making and molding supplies; and cold runner systems for elastomers — is backed by expert technical service every step of the way. DME also manufactures and sells standard tooling for the die-casting industry. Visit www.dme.net for more information.
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