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2019 Technology Review: Mold Maintenance, Repair & Surface Treatment

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 mold maintenance, repair and surface treatment featured in MMT over the past year that were republished in our special July 2019 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide:

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Recent trade show events like Amerimold and IMTS 2018 have put a spotlight on Zimmermann Inc.’s Compact Series of milling machines, including its FZ40 Compact and even the much anticipated FZU Compact. Now there is one more milling machine added to the company’s line, and that is the FZ33 Compact five-axis portal milling machine, which it spotlighted at its newly expanded Wixom, Michigan, facility last week.

Zimmermann pulled out all the stops at this first-ever open house in Wixom, with specially catered fare (including some German favorites), and evening entertainment the first day of the event, in addition to a live demonstration of the FZ33c and supplier partners exhibiting their products and services.

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2019 Sourcing Guide: Mold Maintenance, Repair & Surface Treatment

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.

This month’s Technology Review and Sourcing Guide includes a portion of that database listed in sourcing grids tailored to match suppliers with their respective product/service offerings along with a sample of product releases that the magazine featured throughout the year. These are the 40 companies from the July 2019 mold maintenance, repair and surface treatment section:

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Three-dimensional runner mesh technology simulates filling behavior and temperature variation inside the runner, which helps analyze uneven temperature distribution that shear heating and multi-cavity mold-flow imbalance induces. The mesh quality is essential for generating an accurate simulation.

Designers using simulation software used to prepare the 1D pass curve with a 2D cross-section mesh and then create 3D runner mesh through sweep or other tools for solid mesh generation. For simpler runner designs, the software advancements of today enable designers to semi-automatically generate 3D runner mesh with wire frames and runner parameters like the diameter. These tools are essential in mold-filling simulation and will significantly affect the analysis results.

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By: Heather Wintle 7/30/2019

Amerimold 2019 Highlights: That's A Wrap!

Amerimold is a unique resource for the moldmaking industry. Now in its 20th year, we can honestly say that it is an event that continuously evolves and brings many valuable takeaways for those who choose to capitalize on the opportunity to participate. 

Amerimold builds community. Amerimold educates. Amerimold fosters connections. Amerimold is fun! 

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