2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Inspection/Measurement

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 Inspection/Measurement.
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Hot Runner Mold and Cable Checker Troubleshoots Mold System Failure

PCS Company’s Mold X Checker and Cable X Checker offerings detect open and shorted circuits and troubleshoots faulty temperature control cables respectively.

3 Lessons Learned about On-Machine Inspection

A prototyping specialist shares its success with on-machine inspection that it believes can apply to many shops.
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RFP Fringe Probe Increases Flexibility of 5-Axis System

Renishaw Inc. outlines the advantages of its RFP fringe probe, designed for use with the REVO five-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines.

Smart Mold Box System Monitors Molds From Any Location

SISE Plastic Control Systems Inc. launches its smart mold box, available to moldmakers and tooling engineers to monitor a mold over its lifetime, anywhere in the world.

Coordinate Metrology Society Launches 3DMU Learning Portal

The Coordinate Metrology Society announces their newest training asset, 3D Measurement U, an online video training resource for the organization, educators and metrology practitioners, in partnership with Quality Digest. 
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Quality Manufacturing Process Offers High Production Standards

A-Z Mould Inc. offers extensive management expertise and knowledge to deliver components that pass a strict quality control system.

Marposs Announces New Website

Marposs introduces a new website featuring Artis, the world’s biggest supplier of monitoring systems and adaptive control solutions for metal cutting machine tools.

Shrink Fit System is Industry 4.0-Ready for Shop Floor Communication

Haimer’s power clamp comfort i4.0 shrink fit system sets new standards regarding digital connectivity and communication of tools and machines for manufacturing.

Expertise in Mold Repair and Revisions Makes Quality Mold Inc. A Valuable, Full-Service Resource

Quality Mold Inc. does everything in house including mold repair and refurbishment. Customers also benefit by a mold warranty, financing and guidance. 


Innovation Abounds at NPE2018

Here is a review of some notable moldmaking innovations and advancements on display at NPE2018.

2017 Leadtime Leader Awards Winner: Graphic Tool Corp.

Leadership changes set this mold manufacturer on a path of renewed purpose, fueled by data-driven, lean methodologies and deliberate, quality-controlled production.

Measurement Right on the Shop Floor

Portable, direct computer controlled coordinate measurement can streamline processes and reduce inspection backlog for a better bottom line.

Data Management Software Collects, Processes Data from Multiple Machine Tools

Marposs announces its data management software, C-THRU4.0, designed to collect and process data from multiple machine tools equipped with Artis machine monitoring systems via a central hub.

On-Machine In-Process Inspection Improves Machining Accuracy

High-speed machining with on-machine in-process inspection, machining management, and control technology reduces machining time and eliminates manual bench work.
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Cavity Pressure Sensor Ideal for Tightly Packed Ejector Pins

RJG releases a 250 lb 6 mm cavity pressure sensor ideal for high cavitation molds with small, tightly packed ejector pins so users can measure cavity pressure in order to improve quality and reduce costs.

CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine Operates Without Compressed Air

Mitutoyo America Corporation releases the MiSTAR 555 CNC shop floor coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to its CMM product line that operates without compressed air and on conventional 120V 20 AMP electrical service with movement speeds of 606mm/s and acceleration of 2,695mm/s² (3D).

Advancements in Quality Processes and Value Added Capabilities Keep M&M Tool and Mold on Top

This five-time Leadtime Leader shop has added a full quality lab and expanded its service capabilities as part of a newly formed strategic tooling business unit.

Leadtime Leader Q&A: X-Cell Tool and Mold on Quality Assurance

The current Leadtime Leader shares an update on its continually advancing in-house quality processes and equipment.