cold-slug well

cold-slug well

[′kōld ‚sləg ′wel]
(engineering)
The area in a plastic injection mold which receives the cold slug from the sprue opening.
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Note that this cold slug will not always be caught in the cold-slug well. It can easily wind up blocking or partially blocking a gate.
The curve would change further if the slug is not caught in the cold-slug well, but ends up blocking a cavity.
Caption: Injecting colored material after clear material can visually indicate the value of the cold-slug wells, runner overflows, and other flow characteristics.