The first book to shed light on the critical role the melt delivery system plays in successful injection molding has received a major update in its 3rd edition. This successful book will give you an immediate leg up by reducing mold commissioning times, increasing productivity, improving customer satisfaction, and achieving quality goals such as Six Sigma.
How do you determine the optimum design of your runners and gates; what type of runner system (hot or cold variations) do you use for a specific application; how do you identify molding problems generated by the gate and runner vs. those stemming from other molding issues; what should you consider when selecting a gating location? The “Runner and Gate Design Handbook” will give you the means to get to the bottom of these issues as well as provide specific guidelines for process optimization and troubleshooting.
Highlights among the numerous new updates include coverage and analyses of critical shear induced melt variations that are developed in the runners of all injection molds, expanded content on hot runners, and a new subchapter on injection molding process development.
John Beaumont is the founder and CEO of Beaumont Technologies and the American Injection Molding Institute. In 2015 he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame. His earlier industrial credits include positions as Technical Manager for Moldflow’s US operations and Engineering Manager for Ciba Vision Corp. John is also a Professor Emeritus at Penn State University which he joined in 1989 to help develop the Plastics Engineering Technology program.
He has a number of industry influencing patents, most notably several related to in-mold rheological control methods known as MeltFlipper®, and Thermaflo™ which encompasses methods for mapping the injection molding characteristics of a polymer. He has authored several books on Injection Molding as well as numerous research papers. John was also the founder and director of the Plastics CAE Center at Penn State University, is a member of the Plastics Pioneers and an SPE Fellow.