5 Rules of Processing

To put it bluntly, if your technicians and engineers are not following these 5 simple rules your company is losing money. Rule 1: Change One Aspect at at Time By allowing the change to take place, it allows you to be deliberate in your changes. Rule 2: Make Significant Changes If you believe something is […]

Quick Note on Safety with PVC & Acetal

For some reason we are encountering a large number of companies who’s employees are not familiar with extremely important safety concerns of running both PVC and Acetal (POM) in the same plant. Concern: Heated PVC gives off hydrochloric acid while heated, this acid will erode most metal surfaces that are not stainless or plated with […]

The Best Plastics Training is Online

Over the past 16 years, Routsis Training has generated hundreds of online training courses and advanced skills-development labs which run on all current operating systems, web browsers, as well as through our smart-device app. Announcement: As of June 30, 2021 Marcom will officially discontinue support for the commonly used CD/DVD-ROM based training software known as […]

Testing Volumetric Feed Systems

Don’t assume that when you are getting consistent feed with your volumetric feed system as this needs to be tested. Situation: A customer was having significant issues with a PVC twin screw profile extrusion line where the line would break often during production without any obvious cause as well as provide profiles which would vary […]

Torque for Clamping Bolts

Torque calculators are a great resource for the Scientific Molder as long as they take in effect the low strength of the cast platen. Question: We are trying to figure out what torque to use on our bolts when clamping in molds. I read that the bolt size and hole diameter make all the difference. […]