• A Brief Guide to Mold Corrosion Control with Stoner Rust Prevention Sprays

    Feb 2, 2021, 14:04 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Whether your molding operation specializes in injection or rotational molding (or even some other type of molding process), it's true that preventative maintenance for hardworking molds typically centers around cleaning.
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  • How to Improve Part Appearance in Rotational Molding with RotoFlow®

    Jan 18, 2021, 10:27 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Back in 2015, our team of problem-solvers at Stoner Molding Solutions released TraSys 4000 RotoFlow® Resin Flow Enhancer for rotationally molded plastics.
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  • How to Get Better Results from Your SMC Molding Process

    Sep 16, 2020, 15:59 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    If your composites molding operation already works with sheet molding compound (SMC), it's likely not news to you that these materials have been experiencing something of a renaissance in the marketplace in recent years.
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  • Choosing Between Semi-Permanent and Sacrificial Mold Release Agents

    May 7, 2020, 13:03 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    It’s a fact. For molders within the specific industries we serve here at Stoner Molding Solutions, the priority is typically getting as many releases as possible out of every release agent application for less downtime and less waste.
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  • Introducing the Stoner Molding System for Improved Results & ROI

    Apr 28, 2020, 00:00 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Every manufacturer wants to mold more parts in less time. But, getting there isn't easy. Every molding operation is different. Some products work better with some materials and not as well with others. Temperature settings, cycle times, and product parameters vary widely.
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  • How the Right Mold Sealer Improves Tool Performance and Productivity

    Mar 18, 2020, 00:00 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Did you know the performance of your mold release agent actually depends on how well your mold surface has been conditioned or sealed?
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  • What to Know About the Different Types of Plastic Molding Processes

    Mar 13, 2020, 00:00 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    In today’s diverse manufacturing environment thermoplastics are used to make a wide range of commercial products, from automotive parts and medical equipment to toys, kitchen utensils, and bottle caps.
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  • The Faster, Safer Way to Clean Rotational Molds

    Feb 13, 2020, 00:00 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Any molder who cares about quality parts understands how important it is to remove grease, grime, mold release, resins, and colorants that contribute to discoloration and poor mold performance. Properly maintained molds increase overall efficiency and productivity, creating better parts with less scrap.
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  • Making the Switch to Water-Based Release

    Nov 20, 2019, 17:09 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Whether you’re responding to new regulations or have other reasons to consider a switch to water-based mold release agents, you probably have questions about how the change will impact your process.
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  • Maximize Mold Performance with the Right Mold Care & Maintenance

    Aug 23, 2019, 12:30 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    How do you develop the right mold care and maintenance program for your facility? Read on to find out what to look for, what cleaners work best, and how to create a maintenance program that works for your process.
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  • Why Do Molds Stick

    Aug 12, 2019, 10:52 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    While conducting a series of Tooling and Mold Making Seminars during 1988-89, the Fiberglass Fabrication Association conducted a research study concerning the industry’s experience with mold sticking. The survey was completed by 524 individuals involved in fiberglass tooling operations.
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  • Spray Techniques: Gauging the Right Amount of Release Agent for Your Molds

    Aug 9, 2019, 16:52 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Mold release agents are formulated to increase productivity, while producing consistent parts with less scrap. Yet, it can be difficult to gauge the proper amount to use in order to get the best results and maximize cost savings.
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  • What exactly is Lean? | Part 3 of 3

    Dec 12, 2018, 12:42 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    In this article, we discuss the basics of Lean thinking and how we at Stoner Inc. have applied some of those principals. Lean is a journey toward making your facility and office more efficient and profitable.
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  • What exactly is Lean? | Part 2 of 3

    Nov 6, 2018, 15:21 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    In this article we discussed the basics of Lean thinking and how we, at Stoner Inc. have applied some of those principals. Lean is a journey toward making your facility and office more efficient and profitable.
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  • What exactly is Lean? | Part 1 of 3

    Sep 19, 2018, 08:38 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Lean is used in manufacturing facilities every day, but what does it mean in the office and what are the benefits of Lean thinking? This multi-part article explains processes and steps to make your company more efficient to save resources and time. We are by no means Lean experts, but we are a working, thriving Lean system and want to share our observations to help you understand a little bit more about Lean practices and maybe inspire you to start your own Lean journey.
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  • Composite Mold Cleaning

    Aug 15, 2018, 10:05 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Composite fabricators who mold with polyester or vinyl ester resins/gel coats are confronted with the issue of styrene monomer build up on the mold surface. Every time a molding cycle occurs, a small quantity of styrene monomer attaches itself to the mold surface. Over time and frequency of molding cycles this manifests itself as dull spots on the mold surface.
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  • Three Ways to Apply and Cure Mold Release for Rotational Molding

    Jul 11, 2018, 10:05 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    Proper application and curing of mold release in the plastic industry will mean maximizing the value those products add to your process. Every molder wants to get as many releases out of every application with less down time and less waste. Let’s dive in to see how we recommend you cure your semi-permanent plastic mold releases when Rotationally Molding.
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  • Get the Best ROI with Preventative Mold Maintenance

    Apr 9, 2018, 12:59 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    How do you maximize your profit, reduce the amount of down-time, and keep your molds producing an income? The answer is proper part maintenance.
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  • Aerosol Technology in Mold Release Agents

    Feb 21, 2018, 13:42 PM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    How Stoner Molding Solutions aerosol spray technology can improve the molding process.
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  • Mold Cleaning: Do's and Dont's

    Jan 10, 2018, 07:30 AM by The Stoner Molding Solutions Team
    There are a few general guidelines that will help keep your preventive maintenance program from causing unnecessary downtime. Regular cleaning promotes not only better part quality but also fewer interruptions to production. Here are some quick guidelines
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