Injection Mold and Design Expo
The Injection Molding and Design expo is a free-to-attend tradeshow from the people behind Plastics News and Injection World magazines. Focused exclusively on injection molding, the two-day event brings together the complete North American supply chain, from part and mold design, through process optimization and automation, to finishing and assembly.
September 20-21, 2023
Novi, MI – Booth #312
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Improving Thermal Performance and Cycle Tie for Molds
What are the metal additive manufacturing benefits of a 3D printed injection mold? A mold slide enables complex forming in the injection molding process by moving into the mold before injecting the hot plastic and moving out again after cooling to eject parts from the finished plastic part. Here, a fast cooling time of the plastic plays a decisive role in achieving more productivity. Until now, cooling channels in the moving parts of molds could only be drilled in two directions crossing each other. AddUp has integrated AM-optimized cooling channels into the sliders to thus enable faster and safer demolding.
- Press Release