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    July 12, 2018

    Tooling Design and Maintenance: How to Make Your Tool Last Longer

    Toolmaking is one of the most critical and expensive items on the manufacturing to-do list. And because your tool is the basis of your part or product, every decision you make about how your tool is made is, by default, a decision about the quality of your product.

    Anything that significant is worth understanding in detail, but how much do you...

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    June 30, 2017

    How to Make Your Tool Last Longer: Tool Design + Maintenance

    Want to make a great product? Make a great tool! (If only it was that easy!)

    Tooling is a crucial and expensive item on the manufacturing to-do list. Think about it this way: Each decision you make about the tool is a decision you’re making about your product. But how well do you understand the process of making a tool?

    Let’s take a quick look...

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    May 12, 2016

    Mold Flow Analysis Can Save Your Plastic Injection Mold Design

    One of the keys to a quality plastic injection molded part is an accurate mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So how is that accomplished?

     

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    June 09, 2015

    4 Reasons Why Production Tooling is Late

    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...

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    November 11, 2014

    In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

    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...

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