Tag Archives: injection molding

The Advantages of Investing in Employee Education

How Beaumont utilizes the AIM Institute to improve our workforce

Over the last 25 years, the Beaumont Family of Companies has grown and evolved to continue fulfilling the needs of the injection molding industry. One common denominator has remained the same: our people and investing in employee education.


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MeltFlipper® Used in Over 12 Billion Parts for Customer

Beaumont Technologies, Inc. received a note from Alan Rude, Two Shot Leader / Sr, Process Engineer for ARaymond:


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Beaumont, Roctool Teaming Up

Beaumont’s headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania will now serve as Roctool’s North American Technology Demonstration and Trial Center.


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Measuring Viscosity: Capillary Rheometer vs. Injection Mold Rheometer

Thermoplastics viscosities are described as having a pseudo-plastic non-Newtonian behavior. This type of behavior means that as you push the material at a faster rate, the polymer exhibits a reduction in viscosity. There are two critical factors that affect the viscosity of plastics: temperature and shear rate.

In our material characterization lab we measure viscosity utilizing two primary, capillary based systems: Autodesk Moldflow Injection Molding Rheometer (IMR) and Capillary Rheometer. (We will touch on Therma-flo™ separately in a later article.) Each piece of equipment and associated test method has its own benefits and drawbacks, but the IMR remains the preferred method for material characterization to simulate the injection molding process.


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Beaumont, Plasti-Coil Team Up to Solve Injection Molding Challenges

Sometimes, the costs you avoid can be more impactful than those you incur. This was the case for Plasti-Coil, a family owned injection molder in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, known for successfully molding tight tolerance and high-precision parts.


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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 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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