#WORKHOLDING

Machining

Round Pallet Enables Machining with Easier Access Around Workpieces

FCS North America Inc.’s M6 round pallet is designed to address mold and die makers’ need to machine small components.

Machining

Smart Workholding Technology Enables Automated Workflow to Standardize the Manufacturing Process

FCS North America features smart work holding technology at Amerimold.

Additive Manufacturing

The Most Viewed Products of 2018

MoldMaking Technology wraps up the year by showcasing the most-viewed products of 2018.

Machining

Clamping System's Lock-Down Force Prevents Vibration

Kurt Manufacturing Co.’s pneumatic Zero-Point clamping system runs on existing shop air supply.

Workforce Development

Röhm Products of America Announces Acquisition

Röhm Products of America announced its acquisition of Master WorkHolding.

Inspection & Measurement

Tradeshow Tuesday: On Display at IMTS 2018, Part 4

Check out this slideshow to see some of what is on display out on the show floor.

Mold Materials

Automation and Connectivity Drive Machine-Tool Innovations

Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.

Machining

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Machining

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.

Machining

Brush Seal Accelerates Replacement of Damaged Seals on Vise

The new XL6 XtraLong vise has increased clamping capacity and reduced over length, making the product an improvement over Kurt’s 640XL vise.

Machining

Vise Solutions are Compact to Facilitate Higher Machining Accuracy

Röhm’s compact RZM Centric Vise and RKE NC-Compact Vise clamping system have specially designed features that reduce interferences.

Machining

Clamping System Streamlines Palletizing and Clamping to Reduce Setup Time

Röhm Power-Grip Zero Point Clamping System is customizable to the machine, which enables the optimal use of the mahcine’s entire work-envelope space.

EDM

Three Takeaways from Die/Mold Expo

What do you gain by attending events like the Makino Die/Mold Expo that was held last week at the company’s Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan? I asked a few of the moldmakers I met there to share their personal takeaways.

Design & Mfg. Software

Technology Showcase: Case Studies for MoldMaking

It’s time for another foray into past case study features that have been published in MoldMaking Technology Magazine.

Mold Materials

Amerimold 2017: Multitudes of Metalworking Materials and Machines

Amerimold proved once again that it is THE event for moldmaking.

Mold Components

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Amerimold Exhibitor Products

Amerimold 2017 kicks off in a few weeks, so I wanted to continue bringing you the technology on display to whet your appetites, as well as some details on our new showfloor demonstrations.

Machining

Magnetic Matters

Understanding the benefits and limitations of different magnetic workholding technologies will help ensure that they are used appropriately and to their full potential.

Machining

May the Force Be with You

Unlocking the true potential of magnetic workholding for machining mold bases and inserts lies in understanding clamping and machining forces.

Workforce Development

Breakthroughs and Possibilities

Okuma’s annual Technology Showcase highlighted the latest innovations in manufacturing technology.

Business Strategy

Plan Your Workholding for Improved Productivity

Choosing and organizing the right workholding can result in significantly improved machine efficiency, and it is essential for reaching any machine’s full potential.

Automation

Mega-Cell: Moldmaking Automation

The Mega-Cell is a production system that ties together all available opportunities to automate and control the process.

Machining

Planned Workholding Increases Mold Shop Productivity

Planned workholding using a modular clamping system is a part of the lean approach to world-class mold manufacturing.

Machining

Workholding System Reduces Set-up Times, Yields Flexibility

With the FCS system, mold shop is saving time in areas of workpiece preparation and locational pickup in the machining centers.

Machining

EMO Hannover 2011 Stimulates New Business Throughout International Machine Tool Industry

Strong international appeal underscores EMO’s role as industry’s flagship fair.

Machining

210-mm Rotary Table

A redesigned, low-profile rotary table now includes a Hardinge collet-ready 16C spindle that provides high-precision gripping options, as well as an extended spindle nose for additional tooling clearance.