i4.0 Integration Ensures Machining Success
Haimer USA hosted its annual Open House at its North American headquarters in Villa Park, Illinois, to showcase new i4.0 technology-related products that ensure machining success.
Haimer USA hosted its annual open house at its North American headquarters in Villa Park, Illinois, to showcase new i4.0 technology-related products that ensure machining success.
During the three-day open house event last week, guests learned about the latest Haimer technologies, including its Power Clamp i4.0 Shrink Fit Machines, Microset Tool Presetting Machines, new shrink and Duo-Lock collets and enhanced cutting tool products. Live demos were featured of all these products and the company also demonstrated i4.0 wireless connectivity between its Microset presetters and its Deckel Maho DMC 1035 V vertical CNC machining center.
Each day, Haimer also presented guest speakers, including Steve Kline, Jr., chief data officer at Gardner Business Media, Tim Mooney, Midwest regional sales manager at Starrag USA Inc., Wayne Messmer, professional speaker, singer, broadcaster, author and actor, and Kathrin Haimer, who shared how Haimer is bridging the skills gap with its apprenticeship program.
A look at some of the factors influencing the success of your machining center investment.
With moldmaking the focus is on injection molding or other mold types that use wire EDM or CNC machining centers to create the mold components. Your typical machining center weighs several tons and has a relatively small working envelope compared to a CNC router. The mill’s massive construction lends itself to machining rigid materials with very tight tolerances. While this type of CNC is suited for injection molding components, it isn’t always the ideal tool for the job when we broaden our scope of moldmaking and the current opportunities in the marketplace
Mold performance and durability depends on mold base quality, and hole making is a crucial step in the process.