Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2016-11-29
Disclosed herein, amongst other things is a component of a molding system (e.g. mold component, post-mold component, etc.) having a heat dissipater that is configured to impart a profiled heat removal rate on a selected portion of a molded article that generally matches a heat distribution therein.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2015-01-20
A melt conditioner is provided. The melt conditioner includes a melt conditioning body having a plurality of melt conditioning channels. The plurality of melt conditioning channels are located upstream of at least one manifold flow channel. Each melt conditioning channel is for conveying, in use a melt sub flow and is dimensioned to provide, in use, a conditioned melt sub flow having a thermal profile that accounts for a downstream geometry of the manifold flow channel.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2015-11-19
A method is provided of cleaning of a portion of a mold component, the portion of the mold component including a passage configured, in use, to allow passage of fluid and to prevent passage of melt, the method comprising: entering the mold component into a cleaning configuration, whereby a portion of the passage becomes part of a molding surface; performing a molding cycle to fill in at least the portion of the passage with molding material for incorporation and removal of a residue there from. Also provided is a mold having a first mold half and a second mold half, the halves being movable relative to each other. A mold shut height adjustment apparatus can provide for a change in the mold shut height.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2014-03-03
Wings are provided on mold components and linear ways are provided below these wings. A pad rides on each linear way below each wing. A force generator, such as a spring, is disposed between each wing and underlying pad. In this way the weight of the mold components is borne, at least in part, by the linear ways so that the weight on components that might otherwise sag is lessened.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2015-11-18
An in-mold shutter (140) for embedding in an injection mold (100, 200, 300) is described herein. The in-mold shutter (140, 240, 340, 440, 540) includes a shutter actuator (148, 548) that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe (130) of the injection mold (100, 200, 300) with a platen of a mold clamping assembly (996) to hold the first mold shoe (130) in an extended position (E), along a mold-stroke axis (X), during a step of molding a first molded article (102A) in the injection mold (100, 200, 300). Also described herein is a molded article transfer device (150, 250) for use with the injection mold (100, 200, 300). The molded article transfer device (150, 250) includes a shuttle (154) that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold (100, 200, 300). The shuttle (154) defines a first aperture (156A), at least in part, that alternately accommodates: (i) a first mold stack (106A, 206A, 306A) arranged therein; and (ii) a first molded article (102A) received therein with opening of the first mold stack (106A, 206A, 306A).
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2015-05-28
An in-mold shutter for embedding in an injection mold is described herein. The in-mold shutter includes a shutter actuator that is configured to selectively engage a first mold shoe of the injection mold with a platen of a mold clamping assembly to hold the first mold shoe in an extended position, along a mold-stroke axis, during a step of molding a first molded article in the injection mold. Also described herein is a molded article transfer device for use with the injection mold. The molded article transfer device includes a shuttle that is slidably arranged, in use, within the injection mold. The shuttle defines a first aperture, at least in part, that alternately accommodates: a first mold stack arranged therein; and (ii) a first molded article received therein with opening of the first mold stack.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2014-08-29
An injection molding machine comprises a manifold plate, a nozzle extending through the manifold plate, and a gate pad. A valve stem is disposed within the nozzle and is movable between a first position in which the valve stem extends through an outlet of the nozzle, and a retracted position. The gate pad has an inlet end with an inlet opening and an outlet end with a gate aperture. The inlet end is removably attachable to the manifold plate so that the nozzle is received through the inlet opening and the outlet of the nozzle is in communication with the gate aperture, wherein the valve stem seals the gate aperture in the extended position. The outlet end of the gate pad abuts a mold insert and molding material is delivered from the nozzle to a cavity defined by the mold insert through the gate aperture.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2014-03-21
According to embodiments of the present invention, there is provided a method and system for operating an injection molding machine. For example, a molding system (100) to manufacture a molded article (103) in a mold-cavity system (200) by using a molding material (101) is provided. The system (100) including pressure-control system (126) coupled with the system (200); and controller (160) operatively coupling to system (126), controller (160) having controller-usable memory (162) tangibly embodying set of controller-executable instructions (500) to direct controller (160), including mold-unpack instructions (520), including instructing controller (160) to control system (126) to reduce, after solidification, at least in part, of material (101) being located in a nub region (214) of system (200), internal pressure of material (101) received in system (200) while system (200) remains isolated from stream of flowable-molding material, beyond any reduction of internal pressure in material (101) resulting from cooling of material (101), so that reduction in internal pressure of material (101) is enough to permit safe opening of system (200) while permitting safe extraction of article (103).
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2015-01-05
Disclosed herein is, amongst other things, a mold stack that includes a core insert, a core ring, and a split insert that are configured to cooperate, in use, to define a molding cavity. The core insert defines a ring seat on a medial portion thereof upon which the core ring may be seated, in use, in cooperation with a mounting interface thereon. The split insert defines a pocket that extends coaxially through a second projecting portion thereof within which to receive a projecting portion of the core ring. The core ring and the split insert being further configured to define a core ring-to-split insert parting line that is within the pocket of the split insert. The core ring further defines a first split insert seat for receiving the second projecting portion of the split insert.
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. | Date: 2014-08-01
Hot-runner manifolds that contain one or more types of non-melt channels in addition to melt channels, and injection-molding systems containing such hot-runner manifolds. The differing types of non-melt channels include: coolant channels for carrying a coolant for cooling the tips of hot-tip nozzles, for example, during hot latching operations; heating-fluid channels for carrying a heating fluid for heating melt within melt channels within the hot-runner manifolds; and actuation-fluid channels for carrying actuation fluid to valves of valve-actuated nozzles. In each case, nozzles can be formed unitarily monolithically with the hot-runner manifolds and one or more of the various types of non-melt channels can be continuously routed within such unitary monolithic nozzles. Freeform fabrication processes can be used to form hot-runner manifolds of the present disclosure, which often contain complex/intricate internal passageways that form the various types of melt and non-melt channels.