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    EcoSystems, IoT & the Future of Product Design
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    How to Use Ribs Correctly in Part Design
    Material Challenges in 3D Printing
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July 2016 blog


Conformal cooling channels in injection molds have been built by additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, developmentally since the late 1990s using successive thin layers of metal. Unlike conventional straight drilled cooling lines, conformal cooling channels curve around deep shapes in a mold, equidistant from the mold surface, which is the source of heat. They can only be built by additive manufacturing and are designed with cooling line requirements secondary only to part and parting line requirements, unlike traditional drilled cooling lines which are located where space is available late in the design process.


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Perstorp is one of the few fully integrated suppliers of general-purpose plasticizers in Europe. We are also a world-class producer of 2-PH C10 alcohol, an essential raw material for plasticizers. This production integration guarantees you reliability of supply and consistent plasticizer quality, whether you are interested in flexible PVC for cables, roofing membranes, flooring or coated textiles.  Emoltene™ 100 - Outstanding properties that give outlasting performance This new generation plasticizer C10 is perfect for tough outdoor applications, such as cables and roofing membranes. Even in the harshest conditions Emoltene™ 100 can help your PVC products outperform and outlast your competitors products. 


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