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MAPP Plastics Discussion Forum

The MAPP Plastic Industry Discussion Forum allows members to rapidly communicate with each other. Post both questions and answers to questions that other MAPP members have about any industry topic from material and process issues to R&E Tax Credits and other business issues.

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Posted:  02 Sep 2008 19:57
I'm looking to find out what everybody uses to remove a broken off gate in a mold. And what their using to remove a cold sprue from a mold???
Posted:  04 Sep 2008 00:32
We'll typically heat up a screw with a torch (use a brass screw if you've got one).  We sink the screw into the sprue or gate and remove with a pair of pliers.
Posted:  04 Sep 2008 19:03
We use a process similar to MET Plastics but use a variety of items in addition to screws - like welding rods paperclips.  Welding rob works good because the coating keeps it from getting hot to the hands after heating with a torch.  Make sure the technician doing it has enough experience not to damage the mold while clearing it.

Scott Titzer
Posted:  04 Sep 2008 19:35
We do the same as MET Plastics

Leon Moore
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