DESIGN & MFG. SOFTWARE

Understanding the Value of Scientific Injection Mold Cooling

Injection molds are heat exchangers, so proper cooling is necessary to improve part quality, maximize profits and maintain your company’s reputation. 
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New Webinar: How to Use Simulation to Reduce Material and Part Cost

Register for this free webinar on reducing downstream risk through injection molding simulation software.

Combining Customized Software with CMM Reduces Production Bottleneck

In order to reduce downtime on its EDM and CNC machines when setting up new jobs, moldmaker Kavia Tooling turned to a coordinate measuring machine from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to create an offline zero transfer system ahead of the manufacturing process for parts and electrodes. 
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MMT Chat: Lessons in Simulation

This mechanical engineer has a passion for simulation because he has spent most of his career working in injection molding and truly sees the value of detecting problems early in the design phase of a project.

How to Design High-Efficiency Capabilities into an Injection Mold/Molding System

Mold builders can boost profits and part quality with expert analysis and optimization techniques.
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2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Software

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Software.
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3 Simple Strategies of Scientific Injection Molding

Enhance part design, mold design and processing conditions by using the inputs from scientific injection molding in three easy steps.
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Moldflow Analysis Solves Part Design Concerns

CAE Services uses Moldflow to analyze, identify and solve part design or warpage related concerns before cutting steel.

VIDEO: 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Shares Business Strategies with CNC Machine Shops

Emily Probst, Senior Editor with Modern Machine Shop reached out to me to chat about our 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Precise Tooling Solutions to learn about key business aspects of this winning specialty manufacturer to share with her CNC machine shop readers.

5 Ways to Cut Programming Time

Steps mold builders can take to reduce programming times and improve machining processes.

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CAM Software Speeds Programming and Optimizes Production

Precision Mold and Machining Services gains more control, accuracy and capacity, and better surface finish, with high-performance CAM software.

Tooling 4.0: Connecting Industry 4.0 Technology to Your Molds and Molding Process  

A packaging supplier applies Industry 4.0 technology to its injection molds so that components talk to each another to understand the dynamics of what is happening inside the mold.

Advanced CAM Software Streamlines Solid Modeling, Toolpath Creation, Verification and Connectivity

Advanced CAD/CAM improves performance of cutting tool designs, probing, process simulation and verification and data gathering and monitoring.

Software Add-On Streamlines Design for Additive Manufacturing Cycle

3D Systems launches its latest software solution 3DXpert for SolidWorks 15, which prepares and optimizes users’ designs for additive manufacturing.
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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.
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Software Decreases Movement for Smoother, More Accurate Tool Paths

Cam-Tool by CGS North America, Inc. has improved its simultaneous five-axis conversion (auto) function. The process has been updated to decrease movement of extra axis when unnecessary.

CAM/Cutting Tool Combo Improves Mold Finishes

Combining CAM software, specialty carbide end mills, and reseller support optimizes existing mills for machining molds at an electrical components manufacturer.

Software Includes 3D, Five-Axis Machining Enhancements

Open Mind Technologies offers the advanced capabilities of hyperMill 2020.1 CAM software, including powerful 3D and five-axis machining enhancements for complex machining applications, including mold and die.

Use Core-Shift Analysis to Avoid Expensive Defects and Failures

The right simulation tool will show what is happening inside a cavity to reveal the root cause of problems before they occur.