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Machining

Enhanced Vertical Machining Center Efficiently Machines Multiple Workpiece Surfaces

The simultaneous five-axis design from Mazak increases automation integration capabilities and more rapid machining.

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: The Value of Digging Deeper

Maybe it’s his passion for scuba diving, but this operations manager for X-Cell Tool and Mold loves digging deeper into relationships and mold projects. Brian Dippel chats with me about moldmaking, molding, business management, work ethic, employee-centered culture, expansion, customer relationships, deodorant sticks, acquisition and yes, scuba diving.

Machining

Five-Axis Horizontal Machining Center Executes Highly Rigid, Accurate Performance

Niigata Machine Techno expands its HX-5X boxway horizontal machining center series to include an ultra-large capacity HN80E-5X.

Machining

MMT Chats: Hot Rods, Performance, Predictable Manufacturing and Building a Legacy

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with three team members of Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing to learn the "details" about how this mold builder also became a manufacturer of engineered medical components.

Machining

Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.

EDM

Shared Engineering Expertise Overcomes Design and Delivery Challenges

Collaboration on part and mold design between a molder and mold builder were vital to overcoming design and production challenges for a unique automotive project.

Machining

Westminster Tool Invests 10% of Revenue into New Machining Equipment

Westminster Tool’s investment in its hard machining department addresses growing production demands and opens doors for internal training opportunities.

Machining

Next Generation Goes Go-Pro during COVID-19 to Advance Shop Technology

The coronavirus doesn’t stop two next-generation professionals from implementing new five-axis machining cell technology at Electroform.  

Machining

Double Column Roughs and Finishes Press Dies in One Setup

The MCR-S double column machining center from Okuma America Corporation reduces cycle time by 25%.

Machining

WEBINAR: How to Take Advantage of 3+2 and Simultaneous 5-Axis Machining to Increase Productivity

“First, think about what you are doing and why,” emphasized Ken Conklin, the director of the Methods Dealer Network for Methods Machine Tools, when he shared his advice on how to implement five-axis machining in mold manufacturing.

Machining

Five-Axis Machining Centers Promote Flexible Machining Applications

GROB Systems offers its Access Series five-axis machining centers featuring U.S.-built basic models G350a and G550a for almost unlimited application and best machining quality.

Machining

Five-Axis Grinding Center Delivers Flexible Workpiece Processing

United Grinding’s latest product, Mägerle MFP 30, maintains emulsion and oil coolant capabilities and has an integrated tool changer.

Machining

Traveling-Column Grinding Center Excels in Modern Production Environments

United Grinding’s 5-axis, space-saving Blohm PROFIMAT MC provides capabilities for modern production environments.

Mold Materials

Five-Axis Hard Milling Improves Electrode Accuracy

Fully automated, high-speed hard milling centers saved moldmaker time, money, handwork, allowed wider-range of EDM burns to be achieved.

Machining

Double Column Machining Center Series Provides Highly Responsive Movement

YCM Technology introduces the “Aero” series of next generation high performance double column multi-axis DCV2018A/B-5AX machining centers.

Data Management Software

VIDEO: 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Shares Business Strategies with CNC Machine Shops

Emily Probst, Senior Editor with Modern Machine Shop reached out to me to chat about our 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Precise Tooling Solutions to learn about key business aspects of this winning specialty manufacturer to share with her CNC machine shop readers.

Machining

Five Axis Laser Technology Enhances Services

Wisconsin Engraving Company has added five-axis laser technology to enhance its services.

Machining

Five-Axis Machining Centers Offer More Complete Production of Precision Hardened Cavities

Mitsui Seiki introduces its Vertex type III five-axis machining center series to complement the company’s traditional jig borer, jig grinder, and larger jig mill lines.

Machining

Optimized Virtual Machining Enhances Mold Manufacturing

Virtual machining programs simulate computed tool paths as well as optimize machine tool capabilities and constraints, adding value to the computed tool paths.

Machining

Five-Axis Machining Requires Fewer Setups for Parts with Complex Geometry

Maximum Mold Group displays the benefits to having a large capacity five-axis CNC.

Machining

Five-Axis Machine Achieves World-Class Performance for Tighter Tolerances

Takumi USA introduces the U800 to its five-axis product line-up. The U series was developed to achieve world-class performance for the die and mold, aerospace and other high speed applications that require tighter tolerances.

Machining

New Five-Axis Milling Machine Helps Michigan Mold Builder Diversify

High-precision milling center brings Innovated Machining Solutions LLC the accuracy, five-axis cutting capabilities required to pursue aerospace/defense work.

EDM

Milling, Wire and Sinker EDM Equipment Optimizes Production

MC Machinery features several of the company’s innovative milling, wire and sinker EDM equipment.

Machining

On-Machine Inspection Eliminates Machine Interruption

Jingdiao’s online measurement and intelligent modification technology measures parts on the machine, eliminating interruption of the continuous production process.

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