Are the heads of DME Angle Pins welded?
Not at this time.
When installing my DME Angle Pin, should I use lubricant? Are there any recommendations for installing my DME Leader pin into my mold?
Yes, it is recommended to use a light lubricant such as oil containing P.T.F.E. Some mold makers or service technicians prefer to use grease however it is important to make sure both the grease and the utensil used to apply the grease (i.e., brush) is clean of any metal chips, flakes, or other debris as this form of debris can bind up between the angle pin and the mold during installation, and could cause galling. During installation is also recommended to install your DME leader pin as straight as possible into the angle pin hole, with pressure applied in line with the central axis of the angle pin. Striking the angle pin head off center and at an angle can apply additional side loads that could cause galling during installation.