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Mold Flow Analysis Can Save Your Plastic Injection Mold Design

May 12, 2016 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

The secret to a quality plastic injection molded part is a flawless mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So, what's the key to a flawless mold? In addition to a strong initial design, mold flow analysis is your secret weapon. It's an indispensable component of any plastic injection molding design project. MFA software comes at a cost, but its impact on mold quality, product performance and appearance, and production ROI is undeniable. Read on to learn how this one tool can literally save your mold design.

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Filed Under: Engineering, Tooling

Tooling Design and Maintenance 101: How Long Will My Tool Last?

February 23, 2016 by Mary-Kerstin Hassiotis

Designing a tool isn’t just about making a perfect product – it’s also about making the tool last as long as possible. Many buyers are focused solely on the production and quality of their product, but it's important to keep in mind that a tool must be in spec to make a product that is in spec. Even if you don't have a hand in designing or maintaining tools, it's important to understand the process and how each decision you make can affect your product's tool.

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4 Reasons Why Production Tooling is Late

June 09, 2015 by Andy Reese

Nothing may frustrate a new product development team more than delays in production tooling. It’s the first step toward full production. Schedules are laid out, control processes are drafted, solid models, tolerances and finishes are agreed upon, drafts sent to the tool shop and then.....nothing. Silence. So why does tooling typically run behind schedule?

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Filed Under: Product Development, Tooling

In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

November 11, 2014 by Jennifer Catalan

Located in our wholly-owned facility in Vietnam, East West's tool shop opened in 2013. We can now offer our customers the benefit of in-house tooling along with engineering support to help make tooling designs injection friendly. Our tooling shop was set up to serve the injection molding, blow molding and stamping industries. East West's tool shop houses state-of-the-art tooling equipment and provide the added benefit of controlled lead times and exceptional quality.

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Filed Under: Manufacturing, Vietnam, Contract Manufacturing, Tooling

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