Today’s plastics processors must do more with less – less labor, less capital investment, less floor space, and less time. Stack Molds double the output of standard, single-face molds between the same tie bar distance. Stack Mold Systems are ideally suited for many applications, including shallow automotive applications, housewares, packaging, caps and closures, cutlery and electronic industries. Any application that requires mating parts (container and lid, top and bottom, left and right, etc.) or strict color matching is a candidate for increased molding productivity through stack molds.
This webinar will focus on the stack mold features that are different from single-face molds to provide tremendous benefits.
Producing plastic parts with undercuts presents distinct challenges for molders. This webinar will focus on various mold action technologies used to remove parts with protrusions, recessions and similar features in a part’s design that prevent the mold, after the part is formed, from sliding away along the parting direction. Solutions to undercut application removal that will be discussed include hydraulic unscrewing devices, lifters, expandable cavities and collapsible cores. This webinar’s objective is to present an array of technologies that give molders better, more cost-efficient methods of producing undercut or threaded parts.
Producing plastic parts with undercuts present distinct challenges for designers and molders. The Collapsible Core has expanded the capabilities of undercut molding since 1968 with its integral flexing steel segment design. Since 2009 Dove Tail Collapsible Cores have provided the most compact way to mold internal threads and undercut features. We will present recent technological advancements that provide better, more cost-efficient methods of producing undercuts and threaded parts.
What you will learn:
- Thread and undercut challenging complexities
- Unscrewing and “stripping” limitations
- Traditional Collapsible Cores – design considerations (small and large)
Dove Tail Cores – a compact & simpler solution
- Eliminate complex racks & gears
- Shorter stack height and tighter cavity pitch
- Improve on part design
- Maintenance advantage – serviceable in press
- Ideal for clean room - No hydraulics or lubrication
- Faster cycle times
- Mold rebuild – ROI calculator
- Pre-engineered production tool designs
- Case studies