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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Article

Cutting Tool Data When You Need It

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

Article

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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Machining Center Combines 5 Axis Milling with Laser AM

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: At IMTS 2018, Okuma America Corp.’s MU-8000V Laser EX multitasking machine combined five-axis machining with a Trumpf laser.



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