Mold Venting

Venting is very important on plastic injection molds. Inadequate mold venting will cause burns and inadequate part filling. Too deep vents may cause flash on the part in the area of the vent. Below is a list of common vent depths for various plastics. This is just a “jumping off” point as the requirements vary by the specific manufacturer of each plastic.

Plastic Type Vent Depth in inches

ABS 0.002”

Acetal 0.0007”

Acrylic 0.002”

Acetate 0.001"

Butyrate 0.001”

Nylon 6/6 0.0005”

Polycarbonate 0.002”

Polypropylene 0.001”

Polyethylene 0.001”

PPO 0.002”

PPS 0.0005”

Polysulfone 0.001”

Polystyrene 0.001”

Rigid PVC 0.002”

Flex PVC 0.0015”

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Mini-Scrapers

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New Mini-Scrapers available from Yankee Mold.

Made of Acetal plastic.

In handle small sizes that you can't find elsewhere.

MS-1 Mini-Scraper with a straight blade and a pointy end.

MS-2 Mini-Scraper with an angled blade and a 1/8" flat end.

All Mini-Scrapers are available in 3 different materials:

Red for Unfilled Acetal (most flexible)

Blue for 12% Glass Filled Acetal (medium stiffness)

White for 25% Glass Filled Acetal (maximum stiffness)


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