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Published: 1/1/2008

Complex Parts Put a Premium on High-Tech Mold Design

Equipment and component suppliers are developing a range of products for advanced moldmaking needs.

Published: 9/1/2007

Arm-Wrestling Unique Measurement Problems

A look at the advantages of a portable coordinate measuring machine in mold design and manufacture.

Published: 4/1/2007

Machine Tool Probing for Moldmaking

It’s time to look at the probe as a device that can literally be used as a Virtual Operator to perform many of the everyday, time-robbing processes that eat into your profitability.

Published: 4/1/2007

The Value of High Density Data

A minimum of 300 data points are required to approach the correct result for form.

Published: 3/1/2007

3-D, Non-Contact Scanning for Inspection: Info for Moldmakers

Understanding the differences and similarities between CMM and 3-D scanning allows moldmakers to adapt to, apply and leverage 3-D scanning technology within their shop environment.

Published: 2/1/2007

White-Light Scanning Validates Faster, Better Processes for Molded Auto Interior Trim at Eifel Inc.

The use of white-light scanning and photogrammetry ensures accuracy of tool building programs.

Published: 1/1/2007

The Moldmaker’s Role in Controlling the Molding Process

How the toolmaker/mold designer can make the best choices when it comes to in-mold cavity sensing and control; how to do a good installation; basic functionality of the sensors; and, post installation care.

Published: 12/1/2006

Saving Money with Gas-Assist Analysis

How to use simulation results to save money.

Published: 11/1/2006

FEA of Hot Runners to Optimize Mold Design

Optimization of a mold design with a hot runner system can be done with CAE simulations.

Published: 10/1/2006

Moldmakers Counter Offshore Sourcing with State-of-the-Art Capabilities

Advanced engineering and mold building techniques give North American toolmakers entrée to emerging electronics applications.