Overcoming aperture reduction - 19 January 2021

The mould reamer is a utensil we use in the process of mould repair. That is where it gets its name from. The best reamers turn a potentially complex machining operation into a simple table project. As a result they save costs, time, and more. The reamer is an essential part of deep hole machining. During this process, many problems can manifest. This includes trouble with tool life, surface quality, and dimension accuracy. The one we are going to focus on here is aperture reduction. What causes it? There could be multiple causes of this problem. For one thing, the outer diameter's design value may be too small. Something else that can be an issue is a slow cutting speed. On the other hand, you could be dealing with a feed that is too huge. The reamer main deflection angle may not be big enough either. It may be that the cutting fluid section is not suitable. You might also discover that the reamer wear part is not worn out whilst grinding. Solutions...

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Protecting the threads on neckrings - 09 January 2021

At Penico we support our clients by delivering market leading products that exceed their expectations. We cater for various needs, able to deliver bespoke neckring profile gauges as well as many other key tools. With them manufacturers can create the perfect moulds and maintain them effectively. As a result, they can produce high quality containers. Reusable One of the greatest things about glass containers is they are 100% reusable. No matter what you store in a jar or bottle, it won't tarnish it. That includes everything from oil to jam. More importantly, the container will preserve the flavour of what you are storing and won't influence it. In all, this means these are a better option than other materials, including plastic. Neckrings One of the things that help make glass containers so reusable is the fact they have a neckring with threads. This means it is possible to screw a lid in place to seal the container. In turn that will protect and preserve the content...

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Tips for successfully making moulds - 28 December 2020

Creating the finest blank mould gauges does not happen overnight. It takes years of experience and understanding of your clients' needs. We use our expertise wisely to produce reliable products. We are also in a place where we can respond to any customer requirement, no matter how complex it is. If they need a bespoke gauge, we can offer it. Several material choices are available when it comes to creating moulds. However, the general construction methods are not too dissimilar. For convenience, simplicity, and speed, hobby metal experts typically design their parts in certain ways. Said ways allow open-faced, single-piece, simple moulds to work. This negates the issues of dealing with alignment, risers, cope, and sprue. Starting out One vital step in forming a mould is to first pick a flask of sufficient size. This will allow you to put an inch or two of sand between the flask's wooden sides and mould cavity. With two part moulds, people typically consider bigger sizes...

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Taking care of corrosion on moulds - 17 December 2020

When you need to repair moulds, you should ensure that you have all the tools for the job. The most important of these has to be the mould reamer. You can use it to repair faults in a comprehensive manner. It can make a quite complex job into a very simple one. This saves time as well as money. Corrosion on moulds during concrete production This is a real issue and something you need to work towards stopping. To do it you need a good idea of what causes the problem initially. The materials you use during concrete production may hold chemicals that affect the mould surface. Such an occurrence happens when your metal moulds are vulnerable to corrosion. It can also happen when you don't clean them correctly. When the mould surface is set to corrode, your metal can expand as much as seven times. The pressure is influencing the surface of your concrete. This can damage the material. In the majority of instances, people ignore the corroding, allowing it to continue. This does no...

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Manufacturers must consider neckring size - 08 December 2020

Glass containers are great for all kinds of products, from oils to preserves and much more. They can come in various shapes and sizes, from tall thin bottles to small, wider jars. Whatever the case though, they must be sturdy and durable. One of the elements that are key to this is the neck. It must be the right size. One way to ensure this is the case is to use neckring profile gauges to ensure the moulds to cast the products are right. Why does the neck need to be right? The neck plays a very important role during manufacturing. It is necessary to allow the container to be transferred between different parts of the production process. Without it this could not be done so efficiently. It would therefore take more labour to physically move items. That would also affect how efficiently manufacturers could produce batches of containers. After production the neck is important for providing stability. It needs to be durable to support the finish. Crucially it must be strong enough...

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Technical advice on glass moulds - 28 November 2020

The blank mould gauges we supply are some of the finest products on the market. This is the result of us having spent many years as a leading figure in our industry. We have had the pleasure to work alongside countless clients. This lets us get a better idea of their needs. As a result, we can deliver tools that will offer real value. Glassware is something that people tend to use on a daily basis. A lot of people even know how to make it. However, they will lack knowledge of the equipment and machinery that manufacturers rely on. To help, we are going to go over some of the more technical details. Forming When we discuss the moulds for glass containers and tableware, we need to start by distinguishing the forming process. The operations that are most common are pressing and blowing. There are also combinations of the pair, like press-blow, and blow-blow procedures. In addition, there is another process known as spinning. Here, a glass glob spins alongside the mould. This resu...

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Approaching texture issues - 18 November 2020

A mould reamer is a tool that many businesses rely on during the mould repair process. It allows the user to repair any faults they find in a comprehensive manner. Usually, this would require a complex and costly machining project. With a reamer however, there is far less hassle and the whole thing can be a cheap bench job. Issues with the surface texture With moulds, a user may need to generate parts right away. However, the trouble is that the mould may have damage on the interior surface. In a moulding facility, this could be a daily issue. Pins or lifters can break and strike the tool surface. This causes texture wear to manifest or rust to appear. You should not use a mould that has these kinds of flaws because it will affect the products you cast. Texture issues that pop up during a part's run are typically the result of a wear-related problem. This may happen because there is a worn tool that can't do its job anymore. Alternatively, the problem may have been dev...

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