Category Archives: Defect Troubleshooting

Plastic injection troubleshooting guide for splay, flash, warp, burns, jetting, cracks, blush

Nylon Molding: Tips and Tricks

By Garrett MacKenzie- Plastic411 Editor

One of the trickiest materials to mold with is Nylon. The material itself has great molded in properties, such as strength and when used properly visual aesthetics. Using the material itself, however can sometimes require a strong molding approach to prevent molding variances and defects

This article will address some common problems that occur in nylon molding. It will identify many of the normal molding conditions that are common with this material, as well as provide some insight into processing approach that can help to reduce, and even eliminate scrap events….

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Laws of Viscosity in Molding

By Garrett MacKenzie

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Viscosity is a very large category that has huge effects on standardizing molding processes. It is also one of the most important  factors in a molder’s arsenal of making process changes. This article will first explain viscosity, and then delve into different situations where viscosity may help or be hurting  a processors goal of zero scrap and high output…..

 

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