Standard & Optional Mold Base Features
American Mold Base Standard Features
The Locating Ring aligns the mold base to the stationary
Clamp Slots facilitate clamping the mold to the platen of the press. DME mold bases offer four slot types to ensure the best fit for the
platen side of the press and
positions the sprue bushing correctly.
requirements of your application.
Leader Pins and Bushings align both halves of the mold at the parting line. Leader Pin Vents, which allow trapped air to escape from the mold, are designed into all 15-inch-and-wider series molds. When desired, they can be specified on smaller molds.
The Sprue Bushing provides a seat at the spherical radius for the nozzle of the press. This provides a path for the material from the nozzle to the runner system.
Leader Pins, Vents and Bushings
Assembly screws are used to hold the plates of the upper and lower halves of the mold together. For simplicity, the upper and lower assembly screws are generally placed in similar positions.
Upper and Lower Assembly Screws
“A” half of mold inverted
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