The material remaining in the barrel, in front of the screw, after the mold filling and pack stages of the injection process is called the cushion. Having a cushion ensures that the screw does not bottom out against the front of the barrel, thereby preventing control of packing. Cushion is critical for most parts to assure they can be properly packed out.
“Of all the training seminars that I have attended over the past 10 years, this one ranks at the top! The explanations of clamp tonnage, cooling strategies, viscosity, and key mold design components are just a few of the takeaways that will be very useful in my job function.”
Russ Wolff, Business Development Manager
“I was amazed at the amount of expertise and knowledge presented in just two days. Many myths were debunked, numerous scientific explanations for the way we should be thinking about plastic flow were given, and various real-world examples were used to show how plastic flows.”
Don Makowski, Design Engineer