Decrease Cycle Time with More Advanced Moldmaking Equipment
Today’s improved machine tools, tooling, workholding and CAD/CAM technology have made substantial gains over the last ten years. These advances allow shops to reduce the time it takes to machine cavities, cores, inserts and other components.
If you think an old machine is making you more money because it’s already paid for, think again. Today’s improved machine tools, tooling, workholding, control and CAD/CAM technology have made substantial gains over the last ten years, allowing mold makers to significantly decrease cycle times.
Better machining technology generates smoother, more accurate surfaces, which in turn reduces the need for subsequent EDM and benching operations, all of which can contribute to shorter lead times.
Five-axis machining takes it to another level. Whether full-five axis, or just 3+2 (continuous 3-axis machining with 2-axis positioning), this technology lets you get at more features of a cavity with a shorter tool…READ MORE.
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