Swapping three gundrills for two CHETO multifunction machining centers, Paragon D&E reduced setups, operating time, increased profitability and shop safety.
Contributing Writer, MMT
Tungaloy’s FH3135 grade guide pads retain high thermal crack resistance when used with water soluble oils, offering an eco-friendly alternative to machining.
Dormer Pramet offers a comprehensive range of MRO drills, surface treatments and more for increased reliability and cost-effective results.
UNISIG’s next generation of UNE series gundrilling machines delivers operational flexibility, improved performance and effortless operation.
UNISIG’s next generation of UNE series gundrilling machines deliver operational flexibility, improved performance and effortless operation.
A slideshow of the most-viewed blog posts in 2018 from MoldMaking Technology Senior Editor Cynthia Kustush.
Rolling with the tides: how a Michigan mold builder has weathered economic storms for over 50 years
Contributing Writer, MMT
Through testing, brass proved to machine at high speeds on advanced machine tools with little evidence of tool wear, producing quality surface finishes and chip control.
Midwest Mold Services dramatically reduced costs and lead times with investment in new multitasking CNC machine.
Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.
Bourn & Koch announce the addition of Rob Swiss to their team as National Sales Manager for Gear Manufacturing Machinery
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including machining.
UNISIG says its deep-hole drilling and milling machines reduce setup time, increase accuracy and eliminate mold design restrictions.
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.
MMT, Contributing Writer, MoldMaking Technology
Do I have your attention with this shot? It’s the inside of a gun barrel. What does that have to do with moldmaking? More than you think when it comes to deep hole drilling your waterlines, cross hole drilling, and deep pockets at compound angles, and on one machine instead of three—boring, five-axis machining and deep hole drilling in one accurate yet approachable machine.
Of course when it comes to deep hole drilling, the tooling, the fixturing and the automation are all essential, but the part that caught my attention during a recent UNISIG event was the focus on mold-specific industry solutions, especially its USC-M series machines that allow multiple operations to be performed on all workpiece sides with one setup.
With Amerimold in our rear-view mirror for the time being, there are still several new products that have been released, or will be soon, to bring to MMT readers’ attention.
Manufacturing trends are constantly changing, and in this thriving global marketplace, it's very important that you keep up with the latest processes, techniques and applications to ensure your company can be an active part of the industry. Take a look at more of the technology to be on display next week at Amerimold.
Amerimold 2017 is only six weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be our largest Expo just for the moldmaking industry yet. Here's a preview of a few products and services you can expect to see there.