Glossary of Bright Plastic Terms and Definitions
Mold Used to Form Products
Mold Used to Form Products
Mold is Opened to Release Completed Product
Mold is Opened to Release Completed Product
Fixture Used in Assembly
Fixture Used in Assembly
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Glossary

We hope you’ll find the following terms and their meanings helpful. For the full definition, click on its term below.

A-Side

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Additive

Alloy

Anisotropy

Annealing

ANSI

B-Side

Back Pressure

Balanced Runner

Band Heater

Barrel

Bead Blast

Bead Blasting

Blister

Blush

Blushing

Boss

Bridge Tool

Burn

CAD (Computer-Aided Design)

CAM (Computer-Assisted Machining or Computer-Aided Manufacturing)

Cast

Cavity

Center-gated mold

Clamp tonnage

Clamping force or pressure

Cold Runner

Colorant

Core

Cycle

Cycle Time

Double-shot molding

Drooling

Dryer

Durometer hardness

Dwell

EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining)

Ejector pin

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

Family mold

Flash

Flow

Flow Marks

Gate

Hot-runner mold

In-mold labeling

Injection molding

Insert molding

Mold

Parting Line

Prototype mold

Reinforced Plastic

Resin

Runner

Runner System

Sprue

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