I saw my first 3D-printed hot runner manifold at K 2019 in Germany, but the system did not have a name yet. Fast forward to 2020 and it not only has a name, but it’s been successfully implemented in a number of applications across Europe. And today, it’s ready for the North American marketplace.
Today’s improved machine tools, tooling, workholding and CAD/CAM technology have made substantial gains over the last ten years. These advances allow shops to reduce the time it takes to machine cavities, cores, inserts and other components.
The LNS North America ChipBLASTER line has been divided into the B-, F- and V-Series, according to pressure and application for easier selection.
Hasco’s extended spiral core mold components in stainless steel guarantee efficient heat transfer and homogeneous core cooling for medical and cleanroom technologies.
The EOS 290 enables manufacturing of mold tools through a conformal cooling technique to produce laser-sintered inserts. The technique improves efficiency of a mold tool by as much as 20%.
Hasco’s cooling range is a clean and reliable temperature control system for effectively cooling injection molds when using hot or cold water or heat-transfer oil.
Dormer Pramet’s economical range of high feed cutters and inserts enable productive machining of a variety of materials for die and mold applications.
DME is providing customers with mold inserts for date, part and resin identification.
CUMSA USA continues to provide continuous reliability and quality with its stainless steel original daters and center insert components.
Researchers propose a new approach to producing mold inserts with optical surface quality and no degradation using electroforming, thermal spray, and selective laser melting.
Thinbit, manufactured by Kaiser Tool Company Inc., introduces a toolholder option that takes advantage of the full line of inserts for grooving, threading, face grooving and custom applications.
PCS Company, together with iD Additives, announces the environmentally friendly Eco-Pro 360 Descaler Cart and Solution.
Big Kaiser Precision Tooling is adding more than 30 pressed-geometry carbide inserts for its tools.
The largest high-pressure die cast tool builder in North America is 3D printing die inserts and water jackets for major automakers. It’s a tough sell, but one company is succeeding — and it’s just getting started.
Tungaloy expands its TungThread line of indexable threading tools to include 11ER external threading inserts as well as 8 by 8 mm and 10 by 10 mm square shank holders to accommodate the new inserts.
Lester Jones, VP of Custom Mold & Design discusses the shop's use of its Matsuura Lumex Avance-25 hybrid AM machine for creating conformal-cooled inserts with MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges.
It is one thing to understand additive technology, but it is another to know when to invest, who to partner with and how to sell its value.
Hasco adds multiple shut-off couplings and nipples to its range especially for high-temperature applications.