Performance data on alignment components helps select the best treatment, improve the design and chart more precise application recommendations.In the Trenches: Shaving with Occam’s Razor
“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” Occam’s Razor2013 Leadtime Leader Awards: Honorable Mention Micro Mold Company, Inc.: Partnering to Push the Limits
This mold manufacturer wins the 2013 Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention title because it exceeds expectations with a team mentality—stemming from its youthful leadership working closely with skilled tradesmen—that sees customers, its sister molding company and industry associations as true partners.Machining Techniques: Are You Finished Yet?
Have you ever heard that question? People who work in the mold and die industry have probably heard it more frequently than they would like to; however, great strides in cutting tool and machining techniques in the last couple of decades are enabling more “Yes” answers.Help Customers Gain Control of Mold and Part Quality
Take a closer look at a very important, and often overlooked, piece of auxiliary equipment that affects mold and part quality—the hot runner temperature controller.2013 Leadtime Leader Awards: Winner Tech Mold Inc.: A Triple Threat!
A three-division approach, technology innovation and a grow-your-own skilled workforce allows this mold manufacturer to balance the entire moldmaking process—ensuring continued success and landing it this year’s 2013 Leadtime Leader Award Winner title.
The best way to determine the training best suited to your company is to find out what your customers need.
With the complex grinds and unique applications in the moldmaking industry, end mills are a key component of production and there are a few different ways to keep them sharp.
Medical MoldsAnodized Aluminum Water Manifold—PCS Company
Kool FlowDMLS Inserts for Conformal Cooling—Linear Mold & Engineering, Booth 117
conformal cooling linesInjection Molds/Plastic Parts—IMAP, Booth 120
molds/partsComplex Injection Molds Manufacture—Industrial Molds Group, Booth 524
complex injection moldsInjection Mold Manufacturing/Molding—Janler Corp., Booth 510
injection molds/moldingTemperature Control Units, Slide Retainers—Hasco, Booth 329
TempFlex Z976/… and Z977/…Tungsten Carbide Core Pins—Crafts Technology Pioneers, Booth 416
core pinWorkholding Solutions—EROWA Technology, Booth 214
workholding solutionsSpecialty Aluminum Products—Vista Metals Corp., Booth 322
DuramoldHot Runner Solutions—Mastip, Booth 412
SX/MVG/MJTraining Courses—Beaumont Technologies, Inc., Booth 629
training classesMold Maintenance Training/Certification—ToolingDocs, Booth 707
maintenance trainingHigh-Performance NC Simulation Software—SPRING Technologies, Booth 525
NCSIMUL Machine 9Collapsible Cores, Retention Sleeve—Roehr Tool, Booth 101
DT seriesMold Cleaning Systems—Blue Wave Ultrasonics, Booth 715
mold utility cleaning systemsDiamond-Coated End Mill—U.S. Union Tool, Inc., Booth 512
UDCQuick-Cycling Molds—Crest Mold Technology, Booth 605
moldsAdvanced CNC Software Packages—Southwestern Industries, Booth 215
Verify/Parasolid ConverterElectronic Mold Monitoring—AST Technology GmbH, Booth 100
CVeTST Couplings—TST North America, Booth 411
TST couplingsMold Cleaning Cabinet—Abrasive Supply Company, Booth 709
PolyblasterDry Ice Cleaning System—Cold Jet, Booth 719
i³ MicroCleanHigh Performance Alloys—Materion Corp., Booth
MoldMAXCAD Viewer—Kubotek USA, Booth 418
KeyMarkUpExtrusion Blow Molds—Rocand, Booth 607
Rocand is recognized by its customers as a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing extrusion-blow and high tech injection molds for the automotive and electric and electronic systems industries.Diamond, Solid Carbide End Mills—Niagara Cutter, Booth 111
DiamondPlusPlunge-Milling System—LMT USA, Booth 234
SpeedLiftCPM Powder Metal Tool Steel—Diehl Steel, Booth 227
CPM powdeHighly Engineered, Tight-Tolerance, Thermoplastic Injection Molds—Micro Mold Co., Inc./Plastikos, Booth 130
thermoplastic injection moldsDie Sinker EDM/Machining Centers—Absolute Machine Tools, Booth 507
AccuteX/TMVCNC Software Update—Sescoi, Booth 428
WorkNC Version 22Hot Runner Temperature Controllers—Fast Heat, Booth 620
hot runner temperature controller lineFull Production Mold Packages—VistaTek, Booth 630
mold manufacturingSmall-Diameter Cutting Tools-Seco Tools
High Feed 2; Double Octomill3D Printing—Stratasys, Booth 106
3D printingNo-Rust Rust Preventive—Slide Products
Through this year’s Awards—presented by MMT and Progressive Components—we honor two outstanding mold manufacturers who demonstrate excellence in overall innovation, efficiency, quality and commitment.
TMA’s Related Theory Three-Year Apprentice Training Program is one of its most popular and is a combination of moldmaking, tool and die and CNC programming.
The last few years have affected most small businesses tremendously, but the ones who managed to weather the storm are the ones who were able to adapt to all the major changes in the market.
A three-division approach, technology innovation and a grow-your-own skilled workforce allows this mold manufacturer to balance the entire moldmaking process—ensuring continued success and landing it this year’s 2013 Leadtime Leader Award Winner title.Take a Tour of Our 2013 Leadtime Leaders
Winner: Tech Mold (Tempe, AZ) and Honorable Mention: Micro Mold Co. (Erie, PA).Putting a Whole New Face on Mold Manufacturing
This year's 2013 Leadtime Leader Honorable Mention mold manufacturer exceeds expectations with a team mentality--stemming from its youthful leadership working closely with skilled tradesmen--that sees customers, its sister molding company and industry associations as true partners.
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