Machining

Machining (via the machine tool and cutting tool) shapes metal workpieces. Understanding both traditional and advanced machining techniques is critical to overcoming the various dimensional and finish challenges associated with mold machining. Processes include milling, drilling, grinding, high-speed machining, five-axis, hard milling, micro machining, large mold machining, multi-tasking, waterjet and laser. Workholding is also important.
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Cutting Tool Data When You Need It

From the tool crib to enterprise resource planning systems, tool lifecycle management breaks down expensive data silos.

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Leadtime Leader Q&A Graphic Tool Corp. and Concours Mold Inc.

We invited this year’s Leadtime Leader winner and honorable mention shops to share their thoughts on five-axis machining.

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AM Platform Recycles Powder for Safety and Efficiency

The Lumex Avance-60 is a product from the Matsuura Lumex Avance series, which are now available in North America from Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. The series are made of powder bed, metal additive manufacturing (AM) platforms with subtractive capability that combine laser sintering and high-speed milling.




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