Choosing Between Cold and Hot Runner Systems
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David Hoffman, Instructor and Director for Plastics Education and Training at American Injection Molding Institute, talks about making decisions between cold and hot runner systems.
The injection molding industry generally perceives companies that use hot runner systems as more advanced than companies that use cold runner systems. Often, shops make the decision to use a hot runner without considering a cold runner’s possible cost and quality benefits, or management dictates the decision as part of a cost-savings initiative.
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