MMT Blog

Surfaced based CAD CAM software from BobCADCAM

 

Surface-based CAD/CAM advantages, according to BobCAD-CAM, include high levels of control for CNC machining, reduced cycle times on jobs that require surface machining, ease of use for mold and die machining, superior machining operations with plenty of options and the use of t-cutters, dove, tapered and lollipop tools.

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Shaving with Occam's Razor

 

James Bourne has been a valued and regular contributor to MMT, writing his popular “In the Trenches” columns that reveal, unabashedly, the trials and triumphs of his life as a tool repair supervisor.

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This case study from JM Performance Products, Inc. shares the success of an inexpensive fix for a flaw in the design and use of retention knobs in tapered toolholders secured by drawbars.

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When it comes to molding, a mold builder needs to understand several concepts, including the raw material, melt delivery system, screw, valve and end cap, hot and cold runner systems, hot runner controllers, plant water system, mold cooling technologies and automated part handling. Here is a brief look at a few of the important insights from our Pellet to Part series from Rich Oles:

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Technical presentation

 

If you’re passionate about what you do, and you want to share your expertise in a thoughtful, respectable way, you should consider becoming a technical speaker at an industry event. In fact, the Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. has issued its call for technical papers for ANTEC 2018. This time-honored, annual technical conference (hence the name ANTEC) is a great way to share your knowledge with a global audience.

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