MMT ZONE: Machining

Flexible High-Speed Mold Machining
Use this planning guide to identify the right double-column machining center to fit your mold machining needs. more (+)


HMCs, Universal Machining Center Handle Heavy-Duty Applications
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DMG MORI has introduced three additional machining centers based on its duoBlock platform: the DMC 100 H and DMC 125 H high-performance HMCs, and the DMC 100 U automated five-axis universal machining center.

The Acquisition Next Door
Modern Machine Shop

A Chicago-area maker of mechanical seals purchased the die maker adjacent to it in the same building. The seal maker’s CEO says the way to expand is by capitalizing on the opportunities that come.

Sprue Grippers with Elastomer-Coated Jaws Gently Remove Molded Workpieces
MoldMaking Technology

Fipa Inc.’s 100 Series includes sprue grippers that feature high closing force, wide openings and gap-free, elastomer-coated jaws, enabling gentle but reliable handling of workpieces.

Open-Architecture CNC Control Enables Enhanced Machine Performance
MoldMaking Technology

Said to improve cycle and lead times while simultaneously achieving optimum machine conditions, Okuma America’s OSP Suite is an open-architecture CNC control system that combines the company’s “Intelligent Technology” with various software applications.

Workholding Pallet Options Include 4-Pin and Manual Versions
MoldMaking Technology

Jergens Inc. offers a range of pallet solutions, including a four-pin pallet and a manual version of its Zero Point System (ZPS).

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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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