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Gate Freeze: Is It Always the Gate?

Gate Freeze: Is It Always the Gate?

By: Jennifer Schmidt, Sr. Simulation Instructor, AIM

It is not always gate freeze that dictates our ability to pack out a part. This article explores additional possibilities that could be causing your headaches.


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Beaumont’s Steps to a Successful Moldflow Simulation

At Beaumont, we deal with all aspects of Autodesk® Moldflow® simulation software. We are the only company in the world that offers material characterization, software training, and simulation services all under one roof.

This week, we are focusing on just one aspect of Moldflow: simulation. We have asked the Beaumont Engineering Team to dive into the steps they take to ensure every simulation is successful.

Beaumont’s Steps to a Successful Moldflow


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Plastic Degradation During Injection Molding

Plastic Degradation During Injection Molding

By: David Rose, Senior Instructor, AIM

When it comes to the injection molding of thermoplastic materials, it is reasonable to assume that most processers give little consideration to the molecular weight (MW) of the materials that they are using to mold parts. Their focus will often be on other factors important to the manufacturing operation, such as: cycle time, spoilage, part dimensions, aesthetics, and performance testing. Although MW is not always at the forefront of thought, it is very important to the performance of the product. Therefore, it is imperative that processors recognize that the injection molding process affords plenty of opportunities to degrade the material.


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Moldflow vs. Mold Floor

Moldflow vs. Mold Floor: When Simulation Doesn’t Match Reality

By: Jennifer Schmidt, Sr. Simulation Instructor, AIM

It can be a struggle to accurately correlate simulation results to the molding floor. Many variables can contribute to discrepancies between the two. This article highlights some of the possible points of discrepancy.


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Beaumont Advanced Processing: Who Are We?

When most of our industry thinks about Beaumont, the first thing that comes to mind is usually John Beaumont’s patented Meltflipper® technology. After all, that is our legacy product and what put Beaumont on the map.

Many people are surprised to find out just how extensively Beaumont has developed over the last twenty-one years. Now, Beaumont has four companies under its umbrella: Beaumont Technologies (the former Beaumont Runner Technologies), Beaumont Development, Beaumont Advanced Processing, and the American Injection Molding Institute. We offer comprehensive services to the injection molding industry, including Moldflow® simulation, consulting, education & training, material characterization, and even production injection molding.


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Beaumont’s Ben Ellis Wins Outstanding Young Injection Molding Engineer Award from SPE

Beaumont Advanced Processing’s Development Manager Ben Ellis has won the inaugural Outstanding Young Injection Molding Engineer (OYIME) Award from SPE‘s Injection Molding Division. This award “recognizes injection molding engineers age 35 or younger who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the molding industry.”


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Beaumont Advanced Processing Expands to Offer Cleanroom Molding

ERIE, PA – Beaumont Advanced Processing (BAP) ended 2018 by achieving a major milestone: the company passed its certification audit and is now offering cleanroom injection molding that is classified to Class 8 standards per ISO 14644-1:2015 guidelines.


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Mold vs. Machine

Mold vs. Machine: Evaluation Considerations

By: Jason Travitz, Sr. Processing Instructor, AIM

Much can be written about Mold vs. Machine criteria and selecting the correct machine for a given mold. This evaluation can become stressful for a molder because if one of the criteria is missed or incorrect, the mold may not run or will run poorly in the selected machine.


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