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Great Resource Books on Injection Molding

Updated: Jan 31

In contrast to the swift pace of modern manufacturing and digital techniques, injection molding remains a intricate process. The design and fabrication of molds for injection molding entail handling multiple variables. Failure to comprehend and control these variables can result in frustration and setbacks during production. However, there exist abundant resources and literature aimed at enhancing comprehension and proficiency in navigating the injection molding process effectively.

So, get ready to dive deep into the exciting world of designing parts for injection molding and crafting molds to bring your creations to life! We've handpicked a selection of must-read books that will ignite your passion and empower you to master this fascinating field.

This applications-oriented book describes the construction of an injection mold from the ground up. Included are explanations of the individual types of molds, components, and technical terms; design procedures; techniques, tips, and tricks in the construction of an injection mold; and pros and cons of various solutions. Based on a plastic part ("bowl with lid") specially developed for this book, easily understandable text and many illustrative pictures and drawings provide the necessary knowledge for practical implementation. Step by step, the plastic part is modified and enhanced.

In this reference book there are many reference data tables regarding plastics data, statistical methods, engineering calculations and valuable training for personnel in the IM industry. The book includes basic part design, trig tables, calculations for thermal expansion, thermal expansion coefficients, SHCS data, torque specs, shrink data, cooling time equation, mold debug guidelines, melt index data, resin density data, many tables of process guidelines, process development techniques just to name a few. This is a great reference resource to have on hand when designing for injection molding.

This book includes many useful definitions and tips for troubleshooting molding problems -- both process and tooling related. The book was written based on many years of process engineering. The solutions for correcting process problems are listed in the best order to solve the problem based on factors such as ease & timeliness to perform versus cost to implement and always considering effectiveness to solve problem. It is also useful to identify a common set of definitions for each department to use when discussing these common molding defects. Tips are often provided as to which defects may be process correctable versus those requiring product or mold changes.

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