pinpoint gate

pinpoint gate

[′pin‚pȯint ‚gāt]
(engineering)
In plastics molding, an orifice of 0.030 inch (0.76 millimeter) or less in diameter through which molten resin enters a mold cavity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Or just as bad, it can lodge in a subgate or pinpoint gate, partially blocking the flow.
This reportedly produces pinpoint gate vestiges of only 0.010 to 0.020 in., even on parts of up to 8 lb.
Kyoto researchers also report that in tests of conventional single-injector RTM molding, one central pinpoint gate yielded fewer voids in epoxy/glass parts thandid fan gating at one end of the part.