MMT Blog

By: Richard Stueber 8/9/2019

A Systematic Approach to Laser Sintering

NyproMold has had in-house laser sintering capabilities for more than 10 years. As an early adopter, we approached 3D printing with a consistent, two-step strategy. First, we asked how can 3D printing enable a better part and mold design, which could not be achieved through conventional machining? Second, we wanted to understand the benefit of the 3D-printed part design and objectively determine whether laser sintering is the most cost effective way to deliver this benefit.

Printing dozens of identical inserts in an unattended environment sounds like a simple manufacturing process, but realistically, laser-printed parts with their rough surface texture and wide (+/-0.002 inch) tolerances still require heat treat, subsequent CNC finishing operations and polishing to provide the dimensional accuracy, durability and finish required in our molds. This fact, combined with the high price of the material, means these parts can be costly to produce. Bottom line, 3D printing must provide a quantifiable benefit to plastic part quality, processing or part cost.

Read More

By: Heather Wintle 8/8/2019

Tech Trends: Runner Round Up

Tech Trends: Runner Round Up

With so much going on in the mold manufacturing industry, it can be easy to miss an announcement of the latest products and services from MoldMaking Technology’s comprehensive list of supplier companies. Keep in the know about recent mold building technology with a review of several recent product releases. This week, we look at some highlighted hot and cold runner products, which can help your business’s production needs through shortened design and production times, warpage reduction, easy installations, varying levels of user controls and greater application flexibility.

 

Read More

Well, more than chime in; feel free to contribute.

As you probably know by now, MoldMaking Technology (MMT) is all about content that offers solutions and strategies to moldmaking professionals charged with designing, building, maintaining and repairing molds. But, did you know that YOU can contribute to that content? After all, MMT was created by the industry for the industry, and MMT welcomes your ideas for editorial content.

Read More
2019 Technology Review: Inspection/Measurement

MoldMaking Technology’s online database offers more than 1,000 manufacturers, distributors and suppliers for more than 200 product and service categories that you employ daily. To keep this information current, MoldMaking Technology surveys and updates its supplier database every spring with the latest company contact information and product/service offerings in our July Technology Review and Sourcing Guide.

Here are the some of the highlighted product/service offerings for inspection/measurement featured in MMT over the past year that were republished in our special July 2019 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide:

Read More

 

 

Read More

RSS RSS  |  Atom Atom