Amerimold 2017: Multitudes of Metalworking Materials and Machines
Amerimold proved once again that it is THE event for moldmaking. Whatever aisle one ventured down during Amerimold on June 14-15 in Chicago, displays of cutting tools, machine tools, mold materials and components, EDM supplies and so much more filled the senses. Attendees commented often about how large Amerimold has grown, and with more than 200 exhibitors, they’d be correct.
Today’s review of Amerimold focuses on metalworking-related products and services that could be found along each aisle, and readers can expect more slideshows featuring other highlights through the end of June. It is our hope that those who were unable to join us this year will appreciate a nice overview of what was missed (and we hope they will join us next year in Novi, Michigan), and those who did attend will find these blogs to be helpful reminders of products and services showcased.
Requirements in the mold industry are much more precise than general machining, so more attention must be paid toward the selection of the appropriate toolholder in regards to its features and benefits.
Negative stock shutoff can help you make better molds in less time. Here is a clear definition and description of the process. While the concept is fairly simple, the implementation can be challenging.
Successful application of high-speed milling of hardened steels requires an understanding of the many factors that influence the entire machining process.