Every injection mold has to have a gate, or an opening through which the molten plastic is injected into the cavity of the mold. The type and size of gate plays a very significant role in the process of injection molding and must not be overlooked.
In the custom injection molding business, margins are extremely tight. This requires the mold maker to make a very accurate determination of the size and type of gate for the injection mold. The wrong gate can spell disaster, or at least reworking the mold, which can quickly eat up profits.
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