Cleanroom requirements can present designers with major problems, as not all products are suitable for cleanroom applications. Higher demands are expected with mold lubrication and materials used. Covered will be standards in components from guide elements, ejection, to plate movement. Materials such as stainless steel and DLC Diamond Like Carbon coatings will be discussed further. With the use of standard mold components that are manufactured to strict ISO standards with certification and traceability make it easy to create a standard mold design specification document.
Brenda Clark is the Engineering Manager at HASCO America in Fletcher, NC. She has held over the last 15 years many important positions at HASCO and has been designing and building plastic injection molds for over 36 years. Specialties include areas of standard mold bases – metric and inch, mold base components, technical specialty components for special mold base operations, hot runner systems, customer service and application reviews for new and old molds. She has worked at HASCO now helping mold builders and designers with their specific projects.
Brenda works closely with technical colleges and universities in her local area, and across the USA to help them with finding available funding/grants, mold plates and components and suppling training assistance. Education of the next generation is a key goal for her and her present employer. She is a member of the following plastics societies SPE, Plastics Industry, PPA and AMBA.
Brenda is a mold designer by trade with a degree for Machine Design in Mechanical Technology from Hartford State Technical College in Hartford, CT.
She is also a past Chair of SPE Mold Technologies Division 2017-2018, and Mold Designer of the Year 2019.
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