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mold

 [mōld]
any of a group of parasitic and saprobic fungi causing a cottony growth on organic substances; also, the deposit of growth produced by such fungi.

mold

(mōld),
1. A filamentous fungus, generally appearing as a circular colony that may be cottony, wooly, or glabrous, but with filaments that are not organized into large fruiting bodies, such as mushrooms.
2. A shaped receptacle into which wax is pressed or fluid plaster is poured in making a cast.
3. To shape a mass of plastic material according to a definite pattern.
4. To change in shape; denoting especially the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
5. The term used to specify the shape of an artificial tooth (or teeth).
Synonym(s): mould

mould

(mōld)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of mold2.

mould

Any fungus that forms multicellular, filamentous colonies. Most moulds are harmless. Some, such as the common mould Penicillium notatum , secrete useful antibiotics, but some can cause allergic disease, such as FARMER'S LUNG, cork worker's lung, cheesewasher's lung and malt worker's lung.

mould

the growth of a number of different fungi which produces discoloration and alteration to the surface on which it grows. For example, See MILDEW (3).

impression, eye

A negative form or replica of the anterior part of the eye. A substance with rapid gelling properties is held in contact with the eye until gelled. This impression (or mould) is then used in the preparation of a positive model called a cast (or casting) of the anterior part of the eye: it is made by filling the impression with a material containing a plaster of Paris base which hardens to artificial stone. Using this cast a shell of a scleral contact lens is produced with optimum shape of the back surface. Syn. impression; impression moulding; mould; ocular impression.

mold

(mōld)
1. A shaped receptacle into which wax is pressed or fluid plaster is poured in making a cast.
2. To shape a mass of plastic material according to a definite pattern.
3. The term used to specify the shape of an artificial tooth (or teeth).
Synonym(s): mould.

mould

mold.
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The computerized positioning system (CPS) is offered on the 400 and 600 series moulders from Diehl Machines.
Wilke Machinery offers Bridgewood moulders including the BMW-314 planer/moulder and the BW-462M four-sided, five-spindle motor with a moulding capacity of 6 in, by 2 1/4 in.
The computerized positioning system (CPS) offered on Diehl Machines' 400 and 600 series of moulders are reported to assure first piece accuracy, 75% improvement on setup time, the ability to store thousands of patterns on-line and networking capabilities with office terminals or CAD terminals.
Three complete series of moulders available from Auburn Machinery Inc.
Weinig shortened up and changed the configuration head on one of its moulders to specifically accommodate our mullion bars, and the necessary tolerances improved considerably at much higher speeds.
Overall, we've been very satisfied with our Weinig moulders.
Greater accuracy is possible with CNC moulders not only because of the computer control of the machine's heads, but because other set-up mechanisms are controlled by the computer's programming center.
The CNC moulders eliminate the trial and error of set-up adjustment because the moulder can repeat proven settings precisely," said Jon Morris, marketing manager with Michael Weinig Inc.
Wadkin USA has introduced the CNC Omniset, which it says is the only fully automatic moulder setting system.
Moulder manufacturers are continuing to meet the dual challenge of producing more flexible and versatile machines.
According to the study, a company that has planned well, is organized and is using a modern moulder system can expect to get a 60 percent productivity on a run of 500 linear feet up to 90 percent productivity on runs of 10,000 linear feet.
Put another way, on average a moulder can produce 40 linear feet a minute, so for every hour a moulder sits idle, approximately 2,400 linear feet is not being produced, according to Owen McGee, regional sales manager for Wadkin.