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A CAD-for-CAM Toolbox Helps Moldmakers Design Better Molds
An important CAD function that a CAM package should offer moldmakers is a set of specialized CAD-for-CAM tools that focus on the machinist’s needs after the machinist opens the part file.

Open Mind software screenshot

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Software
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 software.

screen shot of CAD/CAM design software

Throwback Thursday: Software Advances Push Limits of Speed and Quality
This throwback article provides interesting perspectives on software for moldmaking while also illustrating how fast software technology moves today.

Cutting along dynamic toolpath

Technology Tuesday: Featured Films
Pass the popcorn, please! This week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow is all about videos that have supplemented feature articles and case studies in MoldMaking Technology over the past year. 

Screenshot of Mastercam five-axis training with CamInstructor

CamInstructor Expands Offering of Online Training Courses
CamInstructor offers courses in Mastercam, Solidworks and CNC Machine Programming for those who are new to tool programming and for those who are interested in refreshing their training.

Proto Labs machines

Technology Showcase: More of What’s to Come at WESTEC
There will be so much to do and see at WESTEC 2017. If you are planning to attend, be sure to check out these products, which will be on display.

Lighter Stepovers and Deeper Stepdowns
Every mold shop is looking for a way to cut parts better and faster.

Mastercam core

Leveraging CAD/CAM Advances
Often-overlooked software tools can enhance moldmaking business competitiveness.

Mastercam 2018

CAD/CAM Software Update Includes Exclusive Turning Strategies
Westec 2017: Mastercam 2018 introduces new 2D/3D milling features, design improvements, turning and mill-turn enhancements, and more.

An HMC with a pallet changer and modular fixturing system

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.

Throwback Thursday: Diamonds in the Roughing
This mold manufacturer discovered significant time and cost savings in a previously unexplored feature of its CAM software.

March MMT Digital Edition Available
From a strategy for better mold finishes and advanced thermal control to avoiding spindle crashes and automated RFID technology, this month's issue has a lot to offer. Check out our digital edition.

Circle Segment Tools and Toolpaths in Action
To take advantage of circle segment cutting tools, the programmer/machinist must generate sophisticated programs that continuously present the tool at a precise angle that is dependent on the slope of surface to be finished and the shape of the tool at any given point in the program.

high efficiency tool paths

A Strategy for Better Mold Finishes
Combining advanced tool geometry and complementary CAM tool paths can reduce finish cycle times and improve surface quality.

aluminum mold

Injection Mold Inc.
This shop specializes in rapid prototype molds and “quick-delivery” production molds.

Small but Mighty… Talented, That Is
Every once in a while, the editors at MMT are approached by a public relations company with an idea for a mold-manufacturing-related story. Sometimes there’s something unique or intriguing about the mold building company involved, or the people who work there, that catches the eye and we just have to blog about it. Meet Emory Custom Tooling in Gilmer, Texas.

Project-Based Learning – The Rest of the Story
In this month’s issue of MMT, I wrote about an instructor’s strategy for teaching his mechanical engineering students about moldmaking via project-based learning. I couldn’t include absolutely everything this instructor teaches his students, so I thought I’d blog about it.

Mini injection molding machine

Project-Based Learning
University education in a shop-like setting helps mold a new generation of enterprising engineers.

From Marines to Manufacturers, Ready to Work
I know from personal experience early in my post-university years that veterans of our military often do not have enough highly-sought-after skills to find a good job once they are honorably discharged. Introducing Workshops for Warriors.

multi flute cutting tools

Rough Milling: Speed vs. Power
A look at what works in rough milling applications with solid carbide end mills.

Product Categories of Mastercam / CNC Software

CAD (Computer Aided Design)
CAE (Computer Aided Engineering)
CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
CNC Software
Manufacturing Automation Software
NC Simulation and Verification Software
Reverse Engineering Software