Mold Maintenance & Repair

OCT 2013

Mold Maintenance & Repair

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F E AT U R E damage and/or repair is frequent, the best solution is to address the root cause and take preventative action whenever possible." Pringle goes on to emphasize that the quality of the micro-weld process and the person performing the task both have an impact on performance. As with most highly technical services, the performance and quality of the fnal product is based on the techniques and skill of the people performing the task. He adds that thoughtful consideration of geometry and its relative size, shape and properties has an infuence over the decision to micro weld or laser weld. He advises to study the options that best ft the project and expected outcome. "We primarily focus on long-term, low maintenance solutions. We understand the need for minimizing downtime, increasing the efective rate of quality while in production and reducing the risk of rework. Due to this focus the choice to outsource micro and laser welding services is a no-brainer. Our operations live by the length of good quality production runs. If a company needed to invest in in-sourcing weld repair technology and training due to constant repair needs, the solution is to prevent the repair from being needed," states Pringle. Summary These from-the-feld observations about mold repair technologies are meant to pique your interest and then encourage you to further investigate their various capabilities and benefts to your specifc mold repair applications. Remember that one piece of equipment or process will not be the best for every application. The key is to know what your requirements are and then seek the best option. Contributor: James Bourne is a tool repair supervisor and freelance writer. For More Information: James Bourne / (573) 701-9123 / jamesancil.bourne@yahoo.com 20 Mold Maintenance & Repair

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