These seven steps can help any shop secure an effective mold repair procedure.Driving Cost Out of the Value Chain
Study reveals cost challenges among the automotive tooling supply chain and recommendations for driving profitable growth.Improving Sequential Molding
For large injection-molded parts, a servo-driven valve gate system can improve surface finish and part performance.The Bottom Line: Weathering the State Tax Nexus Storm
Under this concept, a company has sufficient physical presence in a state for that state to subject that company to taxes.Keeping Up with ISO: A New High-Level Structure, Part 3
Here's a look at Clauses 7.0-10.0 in ISO 9001:2015.Balancing Act
Consider elements of the entire tooling assembly, including the tool, holder and holder components, to optimize productivity.
The use of social media to market services, products and expertise is growing.
Industry shows improvement, spiking to its highest level since contraction began.
This Michigan moldmaker strives to deliver quality molds through ingenuity, "nimbleness" and a dose of home-grown integrity.
Cimatron CAD/CAM software from 3D Systems helped PTI Engineered Plastics simplify the flow of its work from design to production.
Increase in housing permits positive for appliance production; medical production could be turning up.
An easy way to get a snapshot of how a mold is operating is to run regular mold scans via a hot runner temperature controller.
Iscar offers a variety of grades coated using a combination of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology. The company’s Sumo Tec post-coating treatment is designed to deliver improved strength and wear resistance to carbide grades coated in this way.Five-Axis VMC Integrates Two-Axis Trunnion Table
Integrated with a two-axis trunnion table, Chevalier Machinery’s QP5X-400 is a 40-taper, high-speed VMC suitable for five-axis simultaneous or 4+1-axis applications in the aerospace, medical and moldmaking industries.Spray Grease Lubricant Reduces Mold Friction, Sticking
Designed to increase mold production by reducing friction and sticking issues, PCS’ Cera Lube is a white lithium grease lubricant formulated to spray on evenly and set dry.Gas, Electric Furnaces Used for Preheating Molds
Grieve’s No. 862 and No. 863 furnaces both are currently used for preheating molds.Laser Applications Lab Offers Expanded Capabilities
Control Micro Systems says it has expanded the capabilities of its laser applications lab to include shorter pulse widths, higher peak power, more wavelengths and more diversified lasers.Washing, Deburring Systems Customized to Individual Applications
Sugino’s Zippel brand of industrial part washing and deburring systems are custom designed and built to maximize the cleaning quality, cost-effectiveness, and eco-friendliness of each individual application.Fiber Lasers Suited for Marking Range of Materials
The Y-Series of high-precision fiber marking lasers from Alltec GmbH’s FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving brand is built on a modular platform consisting of nine compact ytterbium lasers spanning power and pulse width ranges.Compact Marking Station Handles Smaller Batch Sizes
Well-suited for small or medium batch sizes, Trumpf’s TruMark Station 3000 compact marking station can be used to integrate the marking process into production lines.Rotary Wet Blasting System Handles Damp, Oily Components
Offering both manual and semi-automatic modes of operation, the Model SS-10 SA rotary table wet blast system from Guyson uses abrasive or bead-type media for dustless blast cleaning, descaling, surface preparation and cosmetic finishing of components that may be too damp or oily for dry-blast processing.Compact Laser Texturing Machines Offer Dual-Laser Heads
GF Machining Solutions has expanded its line of laser texturing solutions with the Laser P 400 three-axis machine and Laser P 400U five-axis machine.