Glass-filled nylon parts are injection molded into precise shapes for industrial, medical, electronic, automotive, and aerospace applications. Nylon, a generic name for a category of synthetic polymers, support the production of strong, durable parts; however, nylon typically has poor resistance to heat and ultraviolet (UV) light. The addition of glass fibers to nylon improves these […]
Are you sick and tired of paying for quality issues caused by hand deflashing? We hear it all the time. You have a section in your manufacturing operation with a team of deflashing personnel sitting around a table. Your team may have seasoned veterans, but you still end up with a varying degree of flash […]
Rubber deflashing is the process of removing excess material called flash, or flashing, from the surfaces of molded rubber parts. The causes of flash are numerous and include parting line mismatches, improper venting, inadequate clamping pressure, poor sprue bushing support, and excessively low viscosity. No matter what the cause, old or worn tooling is often […]
What’s the difference between dry ice deflashing vs. cryogenic deflashing? Both are used to remove mold flash from plastic or rubber parts. Dry ice deflashing uses compressed air to propel a stream of solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) particles that blast away surface defects. Cryogenic deflashing uses gaseous nitrogen to freeze parts so that mold […]
Cryogenic deflashing for molded silicone parts removes flash for improved appearance and performance. The causes of mold flash are numerous, but molders and manufacturers who use cryogenic deflashing can achieve consistent, high-quality results.