Economic success in the plastics processing industry depends on the quality, precision, and reliability of its most common tool: the injection mold. Consequently, misjudgments in design and mistakes in the manufacturing of molds can result in grave consequences. This comprehensive handbook for the design and manufacture of injection molds covers all aspects of how to successfully make injection molds from a practical as well as from a theoretical point of view. It should serve as an indispensable reference work for everyone engaged in mold making.
"...an example of how books should be written ... will be used by molders, mold designers and mold makers and will become a standard." (Polymer News)
· Materials for Injection Molds · Mold Making Techniques · Estimating Mold Costs · The Injection Molding Process · Design of Runner Systems · Design of Gates · Venting of Molds · Heat Exchange System · Shrinkage · Mechanical Design · Shifting of Cores · Ejection · Alignment and Changing of Molds · Computer-Aided Mold Design and Construction · Maintenance of Injection Molds · Measuring in Injection Molds · Temperature Controllers · Mold Standards · Correction of Molding Defects · Special Processes - Special Molds