Most of us are lucky enough to remember grandparents who had vivid memories of the Great Depression.Tribrid Modeling for Mold Manufacture
Moldmakers can benefit from tribrid modeling—a design approach developed by adding triangle modeling to the combination of surface and solid modeling currently in many CAD packages.Demystifying NC Program Optimization
Understanding the true meaning of optimization will help mold manufacturers optimize their NC program feedrates—saving them money while allowing them to machine parts more efficiently, improve part quality, make cutters last longer and reduce machine wear.Electrode Material Effect on CNC EDM, Part 1
When all the factors of the EDM process are taken into consideration, savings on the electrode material cost can result in a much larger overall cost.Is Exporting an Option?
Change is extraordinarily difficult for businesses, but few face the challenges that North American moldmakers face. Exporting may be an option, but finding the right solution is the key.
Today many original equipment manufacturers are under tight restraints, such as cost, new product development and time-to-market, giving mold builders an enormous opportunity to develop the necessary technology to support today’s plastics industry.
Although this is a new event with a focus on connecting the entire product lifecycle, at its core—both on the exhibit floor and in the technical conference program—is mold manufacturing technologies and strategies.
Total Mold Business Index for January 2010: 40.2
South Coast Mold, Inc. (Irvine, CA) is not your typical mold shop, but a small sub-set (niche) of the broad injection mold business since its specialty is castings.
If yours is like most businesses in the U.S., you have no doubt been forced to re-evaluate many aspects of your business because of the slowdown in the economy.