Permanent surfacing or coating may be preferable to thermal surfacing - 07 April 2020

Something you need when operating in the glass container industry is the correct profile for your mould. If one single fault exists, it will be enough to ruin your products. Our company is here to ensure this does not come to pass. We do this by providing the highest quality necking profile gauges. You will have a much easier time making your measurements with these by your side. Thermal surfacing is a technique used to augment the surface properties of base metals. In addition, it prolongs the operative life of your mould. Another use is to take care of worn out exteriors. Sulphur containing lubricants are capable of degrading the mould surface. Because of this, it is preferable to use permanent surfacing or coating. Chromium oxide layer The excellent resistance to hot glass Ni-Cr-Si-B alloys have is described via the emergence of a chromium oxide layer. This is on the coating surface. Said layer is not miscible with the silicon oxide that exists inside the glass. This augmen...

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The other steps involved in blown glass production - 25 March 2020

Creating the ideal blank mould gauges has taken some time. However, thanks to our efforts, we have been successful with this. We have not stopped though. Instead we are continuously looking for new ways to improve on our work. That way, we can be confident that we can satisfy our client's requirements with ease. As experts in the glass container industry, it makes sense that we know the facts relating to all kinds of glass. One variation would be blown glass. Another word for this is moulded glass. Here, the manufacturer will direct gobs of hot glass to the moulding machine from a furnace. In addition, they head into the cavities where air forces its way in. This creates the neck and general shape of the container. When shaping them, they become what is known as a parison. Conditioning To manufacture the final container, you would use one of two processes. They are Press & Blow and Blow & Blow. Regardless of the one you choose, there are several other operations yo...

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Prepare for mould repair - 20 March 2020

If there is one thing we have a great reputation for, it is supplying a high quality mould reamer. The reamers are useful for a variety of mechanical operations. People use them most often to smooth and also debur edges in moulds. As for our models, they are a vital piece of equipment for mould repair projects. Mould repair is something you cannot do without preparing for it correctly. If you try to, the end result will not be as good as it could be. You could also cause more harm than good. To avoid this, there are many things to think about. Why are you welding? As many of you will know, welding is a vital part of mould maintenance. Something a welder has to comprehend is what the mould maker needs. Everyone requires something different to get their gear running again quickly. In addition, the welder must keep in mind everything the mould maker does not want. Where are you welding? A repair's location is essential to its success. The welder needs to know whether th...

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A two-phase forming process - 08 March 2020

If there is one vital tool you will need by your side for mould repair operations, it would be high quality neckring profile gauges. We are responsible for designing, manufacturing, and then distributing high calibre models to every client that needs one. They should be able to help you with all of your tasks. Forming With glass container forming mechanisms, you usually form the items in two phases. At the blank mould stage, you form a glob or charge of molten glass in a blank mould into a preform or parison. You place a neck ring close to the blank mould. As for the container neck finish, you form it against the neck ring so you get the final geometry and size. Finally, you transfer the parison to a blow mould using the neck ring. Inside, you form the container body to its final geometry and size. Normally, the neck ring includes a pair of semi-circular bodies of steel or cast bronze. Attachment features Neck rings used for moulding a glass receptacle include one attach...

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Interior and exterior threads - 25 February 2020

As a professional establishment, the thing we want the most is to satisfy our customers. To make this a reality, we create the best blank mould gauges we can. Having spent years on this task, we have built quite the reputation for ourselves. So, when someone needs one of these utensils, they know they can come to us. There are many things to plan when someone has a moulding project. This includes the threads. When necessary, you can automatically mould interior and exterior threads into the part. This removes the need for mechanical forming procedures. Moulding the threads With parts that include exterior threads, you can mould these in two ways. The most cost efficient one would be to find the parting line on the centreline. However, you should consider that it is normally not possible to steer clear of undercuts inside the parting line. This should result in deformation of your thread on ejection. If the above will not work for you, there is an alternative. This is to equ...

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Remain aware of mould contamination - 17 February 2020

We are a business with a reputation for supplying many unique and practical products, including the mould reamer. The standard tool is one that is useful for all sorts of mechanical operations. As for ours, we design them specifically for repairing moulds, hence the name. You can use them to rectify any faults in a comprehensive manner. Something about moulds that people have to be aware of is mould contamination. Deposits on mould exteriors can originate from a myriad of sources. The mould and part design could be such that you require considerably high melt-temperatures to fill the part. If this is the case, the user might discover that some deterioration of their components is occurring. This can result in deposits on the mould's surface. Accumulating air pressure If you don't vent the mould adequately, the air pressure inside is going to build. It will do this as the cavity fills. As pressure rapidly gathers on a fixed weight of gas, the gas' temperature shall...

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Containers you can make using Blow and Blow - 09 February 2020

Many projects require you to have specific equipment. This is so you can meet their unique demands. We assist people with this area by providing them with high calibre neckring profile gauges and similar goods. As leaders in the glass container industry, we make it a point to design tools that will satisfy their users. One of the processes people use to create glass containers is Blow and Blow. What happens is that they firstly use compressed air to create the gob inside a parison. This offers the gob a uniform shape and establishes the neck finish. Following this, the parison flips to the other side of the mechanism. From here, air blows the parison into the right shape. It is possible to make several types of container using this technique so it is a very popular one. Boston Round Bottle The first one we will discuss is the Boston Round Bottle. They are made using USP Certified Type III glass. This is for general as well as pharmaceutical use. The bottles are ideal for plant...

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