Developing a texture repair plan will help get a damaged mold up and running.Is Your Concept of Production Costing You Money?
Common misconceptions about aluminum tooling may affect your next mold material selection.Building a Mold in Fewer Setups
Current machine tool technology can reduce complex elements of moldmaking while increasing mold quality and accuracy.How Not to Troubleshoot, Part 2
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Use this data and analysis to help develop a strategic vision for what foreign markets you should explore to grow your sales beyond the U.S.
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This shop hopes to capitalize on growing opportunities in a different market by adding to its large-part machining capacity.
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This German manufacturer’s competitiveness depends on not only a streamlined workflow, but also a deep understanding of customer needs and a reliable influx of skilled employees.
An internal vertical lifter system enabled this shop to design a mold that releases a series of undercuts without requiring angled machining operations.CAD/CAM Upgrade Boosts Shop’s Efficiency
CAD choice automates and animates, builds customer confidence through communication, and cuts design time in half.
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A CAD/CAM system with dedicated wire EDM functionality should allow the user to select a specific machine from within the system and apply the conditions to the machining operations.
The HBZ series five-axis horizontal machining centers from Handtmann use high-performance spindles to achieve high material removal rates, particularly for machining aluminum in aerospace applications.Tsudakoma Rotary Tables Designed for High Accuracy, Rigidity
Koma Precision has introduced a line of rotary tables from Tsudakoma that are designed for high accuracy, high rigidity, energy savings and zero maintenance.Schunk Hydraulic Toolholder Suited for High-Volume Cutting
Suited for milling, drilling and reaming applications, Schunk’s Tendo E compact hydraulic expansion toolholder is designed to safely transfer torques of as much as 520 Nm (384 foot-pounds) at a 20-mm clamping diameter.Makino Wire EDM Expands Precision Micromachining Capabilities
The UPN-01 ultra-precision horizontal wire EDM from Makino is well-suited for micro-tolerance and fine surface finish applications.Diehl Steel Hard Steel Well-Suited for Large Plastic Molds
P-20 hard mold steel from Diehl Steel is supplied prehardened and can be easily polished to an extremely high finish, making it well-suited for plastic molding applications, injection molds, compression molds, mold frames, forming tools and die holders.OSG Tap & Die 8D Sizes Added to Coolant-Through Carbide Drill Line
OSG Tap & Die has added 8D sizes to its Hy-Pro-Carb drill series, which also includes 3D and 5D sizes.Agathon Centering System Offers Backlash-Free Mold Alignment
Agathon Machine Tools offers a new round fine centering system designed to provide accurate, backlash-free mold alignment.GF Machining Wire EDM Interface Delivers Speed, Efficiency and Ease of Use
AC Cut from GF Machining Solutions is designed to be a fast, efficient and easy-to-use human-machine interface (HMI), and provides a common language for the company’s entire Cut line of wire EDMs.FOBA Laser Marking Workstation Has Compact Footprint
The compact FOBA M1000 manual laser workstation is designed for laser marking of small- to medium-sized metallic and plastic components and workpieces, as well as batches of parts.MC Machinery Hybrid Machine Combines Laser Sintering with Milling
Mitsubishi Corp.’s MC Machinery Systems subsidiary has partnered with Matsuura Machinery Corp. to introduce the Lumex Avance-25 metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine to the North American market.Misumi Nitrogen Gas Springs Reduce Risk of Shop Accidents, Injury
Designed for use in the stamping die and mold industry for heavy load applications requiring compression, Misumi USA’s line of nitrogen gas springs are engineered with automatic pressure-relief mechanisms designed to reduce the risk of workplace accidents and injuries that can occur from mishandling or malfunctioning springs and cylinders under pressure.Husky Hot Runner Controller Covers as Many as 128 Zones
Husky Injection Molding Systems has added to its family of Altanium hot runner temperature controllers.