WEST HENRIETTA, NY–Polyshot Corp., a manufacturer of hot-runner systems, has reached an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasel Mold of Lavon, Israel, to sell Plasel’s novel injection molded mold cavities in North America. Plasel has developed a unique injection molding process using powered metal technology (PMT) to produce precision mold cavities for high-cavitation injection molded applications.
“This is game-changing technology for the moldmaking industry and we’re excited about our partnership with Plasel,” says Doug Hepler, president of Polyshot Corp. “For high-cavitation molds, this technology delivers higher repeatability and greater precision than today’s conventional metal working processes.” High-cavitation molds typically 32 cavities and larger are being targeted for injection molded medical and consumer products, according to Hepler.
The process allows PMT duplication from a master mold, guaranteeing all cavities are precisely the same, regardless of volume or date of manufacture. Due to the extremely precise cavity replication, tolerances of up to 15 microns are achievable, depending on cavity size and configuration.