Strong expansion in production and quickening supplier deliveries hint at a rebound.
Chief Economist & Director of Analytics, Gardner Intelligence
Automated shop floor inspection and measurement technologies are leading mold builders to smart manufacturing.
MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with some of the M.C. Molds team—Vice President of Operations Dave Keesaer, Sales Manager Eric West and General Manager of Manufacturing Joe Palazzolo—about current business levels, employee safety and morale, and recent and upcoming COVID-19 tooling projects that capitalize on the shop’s extrusion blow mold specialty.
The use of innovative clamping systems to optimize the moldmaking production process requires consideration of five factors based on Industry 4.0 principles.
Mold builders can boost profits and part quality with expert analysis and optimization techniques.
A prototyping specialist shares its success with on-machine inspection that it believes can apply to many shops.
Renishaw Inc. outlines the advantages of its RFP fringe probe, designed for use with the REVO five-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines.
In order to reduce downtime on its EDM and CNC machines when setting up new jobs, moldmaker Kavia Tooling turned to a coordinate measuring machine from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to create an offline zero transfer system ahead of the manufacturing process for parts and electrodes.
COVID has made work a little more challenging but it is also teaching teams “to do things a little bit differently” so they can turn jobs around a lot faster. MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges chatted with one Illinois mold builder and molder who did not take on PPE, but instead, focused on tooling for vials used to collect DNA for vaccine/antibody development.
CAE Services uses Moldflow to analyze, identify and solve part design or warpage related concerns before cutting steel.
The Coordinate Metrology Society announces their newest training asset, 3D Measurement U, an online video training resource for the organization, educators and metrology practitioners, in partnership with Quality Digest.
In one recent project, NVision Inc. provided engineering services to a Texas PPE manufacturer, helping accelerate the company’s production of a much-needed protective mask earmarked for medical personnel.
Offering deep competencies in complex tooling, molding, and equipment solutions, MGS is playing a critical role in supporting significant increases in demand for test kits and ventilators that are essential to reopening the U.S. economy.
As continued follow-up to the story of rush-producing tungsten carbide core pin tooling to be used in an injection mold to manufacture vials for coronavirus testing, Crafts Technology has now has released a video to visually depict the story.
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Inspection/Measurement.
Christina M. Fuges
Editorial Director, MoldMaking Technology
The pandemic has presented challenges to every link in the mold manufacturing supply chain and those companies in a position to help have put their teams and processes to the test, including mold component suppliers.
I can't help but share another news release that came across my desk, as it again showcases the essential role of mold component suppliers in the development of tooling to make products and equipment to fight the coronavirus in record times.
The right simulation tool will show what is happening inside a cavity to reveal the root cause of problems before they occur.
The Coordinate Metrology Society, announced the launch of the industry’s first Level-One and Level-Two Certifications for traditional coordinate measuring machine professionals.
Jingdiao’s online measurement and intelligent modification technology measures parts on the machine, eliminating interruption of the continuous production process.
High-speed machining with on-machine in-process inspection, machining management, and control technology reduces machining time and eliminates manual bench work.
Using ISO metrics to set objectives that you can measure will help grow your business.
CAM software programs and updates from Autodesk, Inc., CAM-TOOL by CGS North America, Inc., and CGTech provide a range of features, including independent operation, reduced cycle times and easier machining programming, simulation and verification.
RJG releases a 250 lb 6 mm cavity pressure sensor ideal for high cavitation molds with small, tightly packed ejector pins so users can measure cavity pressure in order to improve quality and reduce costs.
Mitutoyo America Corporation releases the MiSTAR 555 CNC shop floor coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to its CMM product line that operates without compressed air and on conventional 120V 20 AMP electrical service with movement speeds of 606mm/s and acceleration of 2,695mm/s² (3D).
CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm has released an eBook focused on CGTech’s numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification and optimization solution suite, Vericut.
CGTech announces the latest release of VERICUT software, Version 9.0. Vericut CNC machine simulation, verification and optimization software simulates all types of CNC machining, additive and hybrid manufacturing processes.