MMT ZONE: Machining


Control Calculates Optimum Speed for Quality Surfaces
MoldMaking Technology

Heidenhain will highlight its redesigned TNC 640 control, which features improved 3D program verification graphics and a “dynamic prediction” function that is said to calculate the optimum speed to achieve precise and smooth surfaces. The control offers both milling and turning capability.

New Machines Added to Lineup
MoldMaking Technology

Haas Automation will exhibit a number of machines at IMTS, including the new ST-55 large-bore turning center and UMC-750SS five-axis universal machining center.

Automated Cell to Demonstrate Machining of Mold Insert
MoldMaking Technology

In addition to a variety of machines that offer rigid linear motor technology, visitors to Sodick’s booth will be able to see “live” machining of a mold insert through the integration of electrode production, EDM and high-precision, high-speed milling in one automated cell.

VMC Offers High Rigidity, Heavy Cutting Ability
MoldMaking Technology

Okuma will introduce its Millac 852V vertical machining center, designed to offer high rigidity, heavy cutting ability and high operability.

Video: Additive Manufacturing at Linear Mold
Modern Machine Shop

The company uses 3D printing to create conformal-cooling mold inserts in addition to production parts.

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Machining (via the machine tool and cutting tool) shapes metal workpieces. Understanding both traditional and advanced machining techniques is critical to overcoming the various dimensional and finish challenges associated with mold machining. Processes include milling, drilling, grinding, high-speed machining, five-axis, hard milling, micro machining, large mold machining, multi-tasking, waterjet and laser. Workholding is also important.
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