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Meusburger Tunnel gate inserts provide large contour steps

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

Meusburger says one saves time and money in the production process from design to manufacturing with the use of tunnel gate inserts. The Austria-based leading company in standard components has recently expanded its range tunnel gate inserts with two new versions, especially for large contour steps.

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The geometry of the tunnel gate inserts allows for the injection of the plastic part from the bottom of the component.
The geometry of the tunnel gate inserts allows for the injection of the plastic part from the bottom of the component.
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Tunnel gate inserts with so-called “banana geometries” are good for hidden gate marks. Such a geometry allows the injection of the plastic part from the bottom of the component. Additionally, an exact tear of the sprue is guaranteed by the well-defined tear edge, Meusburger claims. The high surface quality enables good flow properties and therefore a high process safety is achieved during the injection moulding process.

The company's new E 1693 and E 1694 tunnel gate inserts are said to create additional fields of application. Through these geometries, tunnel gates with large contour steps can be quickly and easily manufactured. With E 1693, which is for high-level contours, the gating point of the moulded part can be behind a step or fillet or above the split line face. E 1694, for low-level contours, enables gating below the split line face.

The CAD data can be downloaded from digital catalogues and these new tunnel gate inserts are available from stock.

At MEX 2017, Meusburger will be in hall 6, booth, C17.

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