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Published on January 1, 2008

The Next Generation in Rubber Injection Molding

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Date Published January 1, 2008

This Report has been authored by:Manfred Arning at LWB-Steinl GmbH & Co. KG

In the last three years, developments have been made by machine and mold manufacturers to increase the production efficiency by implementing systems to reduce the cure time. The various systems are compared. All systems available are based on increasing the material temperature during the injection process. Another possibility to achieve reduced cure times is discussed, which is based on increased material temperature achieved by means of heat conductivity. Reduced cure times open up strategies for different production methods concentrating on the overall cost of injection molding.

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