MMT ZONE: CAD/CAM and Other Software

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Software Delivers Increased Design Flexibility, Higher Productivity
MoldMaking Technology

The latest version of Siemens PLM Software’s NX (NX 10) program includes new capabilities designed to deliver increased product development flexibility and higher productivity.

New Blog Series: The Designer's Edge
MoldMaking Technology

Here's to a new year and a new bi-weekly blog series by guest blogger Randy Kerkstra that will offer ways to design and use the mold for effective troubleshooting and for yielding the largest processing window possible. We appreciate Randy's willingness to share his passion for solving problems and lessons learned throughout his 27 years in mold building and molding. We hope this series begins an ongoing dialogue on how mold shops can have a bigger impact on the molding process.

VIDEO: How to Machine a Football
MoldMaking Technology

We are in the heat of football season, so what better time to showcase how a football is machined.This video shows a model American Football being created out of 6061 Aluminium with a Toyoda UX-570 5 axis machine with a 3D offset toolpath: 0.032 dia cutter mounted in a Typhoon HSM Jet Spindle using thru spindle coolant at 36,000 RPM and 400 IPM.

The Will and the Way to Automate Mold Design
MoldMaking Technology

Persistence and the right technology enabled this automotive toolmaker to give programmers a head start on new projects and dramatically reduce calculation times.

Plastic Injection Molding Starts with the Pellet
MoldMaking Technology

This is the first article in a new series that will examine the injection molding process by breaking down the path a plastic pellet takes as it is transformed from Pellet 2 Part. It covers what every moldmaker should know about raw materials, including the fundamentals of viscosity curves, Melt Flow Index, Melt Flow Rate, shear and more.

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CAD/CAM and Other Software

Design and engineering is essential to building a better and more cost-effective mold with shorter leadtimes. A variety of software is available to help overcome the daily challenges faced with data, quoting, designing and programming—including computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and data management software. CAM is used to generate machining programs corresponding to part designs; CAD is used for detailed engineering of 3-D models and/or 2-D drawings.
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