Aimmco, a toolmaker in Vancouver, Wash., has patented its Lightning Base, said to reduce the time and cost of making a mold.
The system uses one common mold base, with inserts that can be changed without removing the mold base from the injection press.
Lightning Base incorporates many mold features, such as parting-line top locks, guided ejection, multiple sprue and water locations, ejector locks and early return pins.
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