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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’s Mike Hall Earns Autodesk Expert Certification

Beaumont’s simulation team now has another Expert-Certified engineer on its roster. Congratulations to Mike Hall for earning his certification last month.


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Beaumont’s MeltFlipper Successful at “Quest”

The injection molding journey can be quite challenging as manufacturers try to navigate the perils of shear-induced heating and fill imbalances. Some companies are more well-prepared for this journey than others, and Quest Industries is at the forefront of knowing what resources they have at their disposal to achieve well-made plastic parts.


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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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Beaumont’s AIM Institute Receives Award for Outstanding Apprenticeship

Beaumont’s American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute was recently recognized for its work in creating an exceptional state-registered apprenticeship program for Plastics Process Technicians in the injection molding industry.


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John Beaumont on the PlastChicks Podcast

John Beaumont featured on PlastChicks Podcast

John Beaumont was featured on Episode 7 of the PlastChicks Podcast. Listen to him discuss Beaumont, AIM, and plastics industry training.


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Beaumont Expands Sales Team

Beaumont Welcomes Seth Jones to Sales Team

Beaumont has expanded its sales team. We are excited to formally announce that Seth Jones has transitioned to Account Manager for Beaumont, after spending nearly two years with Beaumont Advanced Processing supporting the acquisition of Autodesk Moldflow’s material characterization lab.


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Beaumont Technologies Grows Partnership with Autodesk

Beaumont Technologies Grows Partnership with Autodesk®

Beaumont is now offering Insight and Adviser simulation software as part of their comprehensive Moldflow® services.

ERIE, PA – Beaumont Technologies is excited to announce that they have added Autodesk Moldflow Adviser and Insight software to their already comprehensive product and service offerings for the plastic injection molding industry.

Beaumont is the only location in the world to offer Moldflow simulation analysis, software training, material characterization, and now software sales under one roof.


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