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Step 1 of Your Maintenance 4.0 Documentation Strategy

This free on-demand workshop reviews 1 of the 5 critical components to continuous improvement—mold maintenance documentation—and shares a “test” to score your toolroom on its mold maintenance documentation strategy.
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3D-Printed Mold and Part Polishing Service Advances AM Geometry and Material Capabilities

Ultra Polishing extends its services for polishing 3D-printed plastic molds and parts and printed metals, for companies creating products with complex dimensions and using nontraditional materials.
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Mobile Laser Engraver Adapted For Large Tooling 

Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales’ Leviathan IPG Fiber Laser System retains a 360-degree rotation, and an extendable boom-arm attachment for greater accessibility to more difficult, harder-to-reach areas.

Ceramic Super Stones Cover New Grit Range for Semi, Final and Mirror Polishing

DW Sales offers new fine-grits abrasives to its line for optimal surface polishing.

Dual-Function Ultrasonic Polisher Capable of Demanding Polishing, Deburring Task Execution

Giving the versatility of both ultrasonic and mechanical polishing, the PCS Company Ultramax DF unit enables users to polish right up to the wall, or finish to an edge.

Arc Welding System Automates Weld Program Creation

Trumpf has release the TruArc Weld 1000. Equipped with a cobot, the system provides an automated alternative for parts users typically weld manually.

Mold Cleaner Line Eliminates Chlorinated Solvents

Reformulation of Slide Products’ Mold Cleaner Plus Degreaser 4 mold care line is made better for workers and the environment at an affordable cost. 

All-In-One Fiber Laser Marking Unit Integrated into Portable System

Rocklin Manufacturing presents the MobiLase, a fiber laser marker housed in a lightweight suitcase that can delivers fast and durable laser markings directly at the part.

Copper Anti-Seize Compound Facilitates Reuse of Damaged or Threaded Mold Components

Slide Products’ anti-size lubricant is formulated with a high level of metallic solids for increased performance, higher levels of temperature stability, performance and protection for mold components.

Top-Loading, Electric Oven Heat Treats Components

Grieve’s top-loading oven features 6-inch insulated walls, 16-gauge aluminized steel interior and a bottom reinforced for 800-pound capacity.

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Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.

Micro Welder Simplifies Mold and Die Repair

Rocklin’s MoldMender Micro Welder delivers simple and cost-effective mold and die repair in-house through a low heat, non-arcing welding process.

Testing and Acceptance Service Offers Real-Time, Remote Manufacturing Capabilities

Customers can participate in live testing, review and acceptance of their machines/gauges/applications without having to travel, thanks this latest Marposs service.

Mold and Plate Supports Enhance Shop Floor Safety

Progressive Components offers RhinoFeet and RhinoToes, support pads that eliminate trip hazards, elevate molds and hot runner systems and can be easily stored. 
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Mold Cleaner Uses EPA-Exempt VOC Compounds 

Slide Products’ X-EMPT mold cleaner guarantees air quality regulation compliance for plastic processors.
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Ceramic Fiber Brushes Enables Fast, Automated Deburring and Surface Finishing

The automated Xebec Brush features woven ceramic fibers for consistent cutting action, high-speed finishing solutions.  

Laser Processing System Integrates Automation For Complete Precision and Flexibility

ACSYS Lasertechnik’s Multishift system is fully automatic, including a robotic arm and integration with OCR, OPR and dynamic focus control for a very precise laser processing finish.

Intelligent Lifting Point Achieves Greater Load Weights

RUD ACP-TURNADO bolt diameters are offered in a range of new sizes for load weights up to 16 tons, expanding its application range.

What is Scientific Maintenance? Part 3

Part three of this three-part series explains how to use maintenance data, set targets and goals for improvement, and allow better, faster, and more accurate mold and part troubleshooting.