Cooling simulation tools can help companies evaluate thermal management early to make informed decisions that will lead to reduced risk downstream.Fundamentals of Designing the Optimal Cooling System
The right mold components can help improve mold cooling and thereby produce higher-quality parts.Unconventional Strategies for Roughing
Arc of contact and average chip thickness are essential for optimizing rough-machining operations.In the Trenches: The Pitfalls of Press Work
Consider these factors when deciding on the location of a tool repair.
We define it as a North American mold manufacturer that demonstrates outstanding innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment within its moldmaking operations.
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This toolmaker and low-volume injection molder’s diversification shows that business savvy can be just as critical to success as an efficient manufacturing process.
For this toolmaker and molder, laser welding capability offered an easy way to save time and reduce rework on repair jobs and engineering changes alike.Tailored Tool Paths Translate into Savings
The implementation of CAD/CAM with tool paths tailored to high-speed machining and hard-metal cutting, helped this precision moldmaker dramatically increase its toolpath efficiency.
Medical equipment production has been growing rapidly while the automotive industry remains strong.
Alternative designs are available that will either eliminate or dramatically reduce skewing the flow of plastic.
Nak55 and Nak80 pre-hardened plastic mold steels from International Mold Steel are engineered to remain extremely stable during heavy machining.Mold Plate Available in Aluminum, Copper Grades
Alro Steel Corp. offers a variety of grades of aluminum and copper mold plate.Mold-Quality Alloy Steel is Free-Machining
Marshalloy MQ/FM pre-hardened alloy steel from Diehl Steel is a mold-quality, free-machining, premium P-20 steel produced through a propriety melting and refining process.Copper Alloys Provide Strength, Thermal Conductivity
Materion Corp. offers a variety of MoldMax alloys engineered for the high production demands of the plastic mold industry.Aluminum Mold Plate Resists High Temperatures
With strength similar to that of medium- to high-strength aluminum alloys, Weldural aluminum mold plate from Clinton Aluminum is engineered to offer high temperature resistance and excellent welding characteristics.Stainless Mold Base Steel Offers High Machinability
Available from Sturdell Industries, Industeel ArcelorMittal’s SuperPlast Stainless has been engineered with low carbon content, combined with 12 percent chromium content and the addition of alloying elements to achieve high mechanical strength and increased corrosion resistance.