MMT Article Archive

Feature Articles

Rough Milling: Speed vs. Power

A look at what works in rough milling applications with solid carbide end mills.

Keeping Up with ISO: A New High-Level Structure

Examining and complying with the first three revised clauses in ISO 9001:2015 should enable your company to produce metrics on problem areas, track customer feedback and establish a change-management process.

The Bottom Line: Tax Extenders Package

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 retroactively extended many important tax provisions and modified others.

Process Cooling Boosts Mold Efficiency

Mold builders can optimize mold performance by taking advantage of advanced process cooling technology.

Under the Scope: Understanding the Task

Asking a few simple questions will help the welder prepare for the job at hand to turn it around as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Measurement Right on the Shop Floor

Portable, direct computer controlled coordinate measurement can streamline processes and reduce inspection backlog for a better bottom line.

Multiple Impact

Incorporating multiple-gate nozzles means smaller molds, small presses, a balanced fill rate, reduced residence time, temperature control and design flexibility.

From The Editor

Kick Things Up a Notch

Meet Danny.

MoldMaking Business Index

GBI: Moldmaking for December 2015 - 45.7

Improved capital spending plans may mean that indicator has bottomed out.


JMMS Sees Growth with Focused Program Management

Dedicated project managers present the company as a dedicated partner, not just a supplier.

Case Study

High Accuracy, High Efficiency CAM System Speeds Mold Building

The ability to machine smaller details into molds has reduced or often even eliminated the need for secondary surface finish operations.

End Market Report

Packaging and Medical

All signs positive for packaging; medical equipment production poised for growth.

Tip of the Month

Avoid Mold Reload and Rework with Machine Probes

Probing on a machine with ready-to-use probing cycles can help reduce setup times, increase machine usage time and improve the dimensional accuracy of the finished workpiece.

Product Focus

Modular Fiber Laser Series Spans Power and Pulse Ranges

Designed for direct part and product marking, the Y-Series from Alltec GmbH’s FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving brand is a modular platform of nine compact and flexible fiber marking lasers spanning power and pulse width ranges.

DLC-Coating Increases Durability of Two-Stage Ejectors

Meusburger’s two-stage ejectors are now available with DLC-coated functional surfaces.

Co-Extrusion Crosshead Produces Irrigation Tubing

The Series 824 from Guill Tool is a co-extrusion crosshead designed for irrigation tubing with an emitter tool.

5-Axis Machines Deliver High Cutting Performance for Mold Building

Well-suited for use in die and mold building, Okuma’s MU 8000V-L and MU 4000V-L five-axis machining centers are designed to deliver high traversing speeds and cutting performance, and offer flexibility for five-sided or five-axis simultaneous machining of complex shapes.

Quick-Change Collet Chuck Offers More Tool Clearance

Featuring a lower profile for increased tool clearance, Hardinge’s latest FlexC quick-change collet chuck is available in four popular spindle sizes and can be customized to fit any other spindle.

Platform Allows Importing of Tooling Data into Simulation Software

Users of CGTech’s Vericut 7.4 software now can import an entire tooling package from the MachiningCloud data platform into the software in one simple step.

Optical Metrology System Offers Easy 2D Measurement

Zeiss’s automated O-Select optical measuring system is designed to minimize operating errors, enabling 2D measurements to be completed quickly and reproducibly.

Modular Rotary Tables Handle Virtually Any Workpiece

Available from Exsys Tool, pL Lehmann’s 500 series of modular multi-axis rotary tables is designed to allow users to upgrade a vertical machining center to increase productivity without having to add a new machine.

CNC Process Control Software Can Help Maximize Productivity

Makino’s MPmax is a real-time CNC machine process-monitoring and data-management software designed to help manufacturers optimize production efficiency.

EDM Series Designed to Boost Flexibility, Time to Market

The AgieCharmilles CUT E (for efficiency) Series of wire EDMs, available from GF Machining Solutions, incorporates a range of technologies designed to help manufacturers increase their flexibility and accelerate time to market.

Software Eases NC Code Generation

OSG’s ThreadPro software is designed to generate NC code for thread milling applications without the hassle of having to “enter data as text, copy and replace.”

Enhancements Made to Auxiliary Injection Units

Milacron Holdings Corp. has added several enhancements to its E-Multi line of all-electric, servomotor-driven, mold- or platen-mounted, mobile auxiliary injection units for multi-material or multi-colored applications.

Solid Carbide Milling Tools Balance Hardness, Toughness

Designed for universal applications, Walter’s Prototyp Advance line of solid carbide milling tools consists of six cutter types and 250 line items, each providing a balance of hardness and toughness.

Low-Profile Clamping Can Be Used for Both General and Dedicated Fixturing

Jergens has added OK-Vise clamping systems to its range of workholding solutions.

Single-Zone Temperature Controllers Include User-Friendly Features

SISE offers several lines of hot runner temperature controllers, including the World Series modular range, which controls five to 12 zones.

Manifold Design Features Compression-Seated Nozzles

Thermoplay has developed a hot runner manifold that features balanced flow channels and has nozzles seated to it by mechanical compression, enabling them to be always centered within the mold cavity and reducing wear in the coupling zone.

Hot Runners Boast Affordability, Reliability and Delivery

The Emerald hot runner system from PCS Co. are designed to be affordable and reliable, and to meet demanding delivery requirements.

Modular Hot Runner Controllers Available in Variety of Configurations

Vulcan Hot Runner Controllers’ YK Series modular hot runner controllers target customers who prefer “high-quality, no-frills, low-price controllers.”

Hot Runner Systems Designed for Fast Cycle Times and High Production Volumes

The Multitech line from INglass’ HRSFlow brand offers hot runners designed for fast cycle times and high production volumes, making them well-suited for injection molding of packaging, caps and closures, and products for the medical, electronics and automotive industries.


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