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Published: 6/2/2020

Modern Machine Shop Talks Die Machining, Moldmaking and Leadtime Leaders

Emily Probst, senior editor of Modern Machine Shop magazine talks with Christina Fuges, executive director of MoldMaking Technology magazine, about 2020 Leadtime Leader Award winner Precise Tooling Solutions and the lessons this moldmaker can teach ...

Published: 5/18/2020

Double-Column Bridge Machine Increases Blow Moldmaker’s Capabilities

High-speed double-column bridge machining center runs faster and produces better surface finishes, increasing capabilities of blow mold builder M.C. Molds.

Published: 5/15/2020

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.

Published: 5/4/2020

How to Improve Mold Machining with the Right Control Functions

Fine tune machine setup, minimize forces and deviations, improve accuracy, and manage automation with proper control.

Published: 4/8/2020

Die Maker Describes Five-Day Build for Tool Urgently Needed for Coronavirus Ventilator Production

Running 11 five-axis machines simultaneously, a die maker reduced a five week lead time to just five days. Here’s how. 

Published: 4/7/2020

One Auto Parts Supplier's Shift to Ventilators: Now Making 1000s of Parts per Week on Die Delivered in Days

GM applying its supply chain expertise to enable successes such as aiding this ventilator maker to expand sourcing for 700 parts.

Published: 3/27/2020

Investment in Advanced EDM Equipment Sets Shop Apart With Unique Wire EDM Capabilities

Extreme Wire EDM capitalizes on technology investment to carve out competitive advantages serving the moldmaking industry.

Published: 3/23/2020

Mold Maker Announces 5-Part Coronavirus Response

Plans for protecting people and lead times alike involve not only concrete action, but also clear communication.

Published: 3/20/2020

Does Asia's Low-Cost Manufacturing Option Still Make Sense?

As U.S.-based companies try to stay ahead of COVID-19, global supply chains are under renewed scrutiny. Are uncertainties and delays caused by global crises worth the short-term cost savings?

Published: 3/20/2020

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.