Innovative, robust, external synchronized plate controllers solve ejection problems on molds at 3DTech, reducing time, complexity and effort.
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Unique features that drive optimum speed and accuracy in the EDM process helped change Viking Tool’s views on, and use of, EDM technologies.
When it comes to hard milling and tough surface finish requirements, X-Cell Tool finds one CAM software’s approach answers the call for perfection.
VISI CAD/CAM connects Innovative Mold Inc. shop and engineering teams by providing real-time communications about work in progress.
Encoders, Flow Regulators and Stabilizing Cylinders Make Mold Spotting More Efficient, Precise and Cost-Effective
For complex molds, Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing counts its advanced spotting press among its most valued pieces of shop-floor equipment.
Laser welder’s ergonomic design and functionality makes small repairs faster and easier for United Tool and Mold Inc.
Purchasing one, then two more, multitasking machining centers has transformed the way Concours Mold Inc. builds molds.
High-speed double-column bridge machining center runs faster and produces better surface finishes, increasing capabilities of blow mold builder M.C. Molds.
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Inspection/Measurement Software Helps Hyatt Die Cast and Engineering Reduce Costs While Increasing Efficiency and Quality
Hyatt Die Cast and Engineering Reduces Manufacturing Costs While Increasing Efficiency and Quality with Integrated Inspection/Measurement Software.
Five-axis machines with the right controls are a key part of a connected system that yields better, faster work.
A coupler helps provide a faster, more reliable way to tie positive return ejection into a mold.
Cooper Tires speeds tire-mold production with advanced CNC machining and automation technologies.
Midwest Mold Services dramatically reduced costs and lead times with investment in new multitasking CNC machine.
Linear motor technology in a sinker EDM machine enables Action Mold and Engineering to burn faster, more efficiently and more economically with minimal maintenance.
Innovative Indexable Deep-Drilling Tools Greatly Increase Mold Builder’s Gun-Drilling Productivity that had Previously Limited Faster Mold Production
New drill tools for deep-hole drilling increased feeds, speeds, reduced tool-change downtime, helped company avoid purchasing a backup gun drill.
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A mold material’s performance characteristics, like uniform hardness and dimensional stability, enabled Dramco Tool Co. Inc. to build a compression mold faster and more economically.
Team 1 Plastics Inc. found a new supplier “soul mate” in Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales (Wauconda, Illinois), which displayed a commitment to, and the skills for, a successful micro-mold cavity repair solution.
Tebis CAD/CAM is a single software system that delivers a complete process from design to finished product with automation, simulation and individual modules.
TK Mold and Engineering Inc. President Tom Barr says his company makes more strategic, effective decisions about its day-to-day operations and workforce needs because it uses InFocus software from R.E.R. Software Inc.
A 100-percent commitment to Common Sense Manufacturing (CSM) has helped Byrne Tool + Design reduce waste on multiple levels and drive improvements and growth.
Summit Tooling President Dan Martin credits the capability to run unattended machining 24/7 to the partnership that his company built with Makino.
Use of a new conformally cooled sprue bushing helped solve Midwest Mold Services’ problem with a big sprue that was hard to cool and preventing faster ejection times.
Hard milling proves to be a strategic advantage for a small mold shop that runs lean and serves the medical device market.
1998 marked more than one proud moment for this journalist and moldmaker’s daughter.
When building molds ranging in size from 150–5,000 tons, it is important to have CNC equipment that provides both the capacity and the capabilities to achieve accurate, efficient machining on a wide variety of jobs.
The German Association of Tool and Mould Makers‘ (VDWF) networking event for young entrepreneurs took around 40 moldmakers on a three-day trip around Lake Constance in October 2017 to visit OEMs and innovative mold shops in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
On Saturday, October 28, the industry lost a friend and colleague in Tony Sikorcin, founder of Craftsman Tool and Mold.
MMT interviews SA Engineering, a company that offers full-service engineering for the development of injection-molded products.