MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

From CAM, Cutters and Cooling to Corrosion, Cleaning and Control

A review of the year’s top tips on technologies and strategies to improve moldmaking operations from design to first shot.
#tips #leadership

Laser Welding System Meets Smaller Footprint, Affordable Price

Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales releases the ID-1 Fixed Workstation, a system designed by moldmakers for moldmakers and engineered to repair inserts, components and smaller tooling.

One-Stop Shop Mold Surface Repair Services

High Tech Laser & Polishing is ideal for a wide offering of laser welding, polishing and laser engraving amenities to save on shipping costs and reduce lead times.

Manual Fiber Laser Welding Workstations Enhance Laser Precision Quality

The manual FiberStar 8800 Series and FiberStar 8900 from LaserStar Technologies offers a versatile range of common welding and material applications.

Precision Laser Technology Offers Wide Range of Global Laser Engraving Services, Welding

Texturing, engraving, welding and direct part marking are just a few services PLT offers mold builders. An experienced team and enhanced technologies ensure unmatched quality, precision and speed.

Bio-Based Mold Polish Offers Low VOC Count

The Slide Mold Polish formula effectively cleans mold surfaces. Non-hazardous and non-corrosive, the polish wipes on and off without leaving a residue.

Rust Preventative Spray Formulated With Food-Approved Active Ingredients

NSF registered H-1, Slide Products’ White Rhino is ideal for molding operations requiring food-approved ingredients, including medical molding.
#medical

Laser Welder Achieves Wide-Range, In-House Repairs

The Sunstone Welder Combo 200 Laser avoids expensive repairs and costly revenue losses with a smooth, near-polished, blemish-free weld. 

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.

Dry Ice Is Essential for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

A leader in the manufacturing of dry ice production and blasting equipment and is currently helping industry and governments to safely distribute billions of COVID-19 vaccine doses around the world.

VIDEOS

Ultrasonic Cleaning Systems Produces High-Quality Outputs for Mold and Tool Shops

Blue Wave Ultrasonic Inc. manufactures heavy duty ultrasonic cleaning systems for the mold and tooling industry. Their heavy duty equipment can tolerate the heavy cycle times and high temperatures needed to produce high-quality outputs for mold and tool shops.

Dry Ice Provides Optimum Range of Possibilities in Parts Cleaning Process

Cold Jet LLC showcases how they use dry ice (solid CO2) in their parts cleaning process.

When It Comes to Shop Safety, Think Beyond Pallets and Blocks

More often than not when touring a shop I see a unique approach to solving an everyday problem. This time it was a shop full of big, heavy molds that were not sitting on pallets or blocks across the the floor. Instead, they were sitting on top of small, plastic feet.

Expanded CounterView Product Line Offers Exclusive Mold Monitoring Accessories

Progressive Components’ widened mold counting and monitoring products range includes a High Temp CounterView, Retrofit Bracket and CAD geometry availability.

Ultrasonic Polisher Enhanced For Highly Efficient Finishing

NSK America Corp.’s upgraded Ultrasonic Polisher Sheenus ZERO is ergonomically friendly, removes hard layers of EDM deposits and polishes difficult areas.

Gas-Heated Furnace Optimizes Mold Preheating

Grieve’s furnace heats up to 2000°F(~1093.3°C) and 7-inch-thick floor and wall installation enable consistent heating. 

Six Considerations for Evaluating a Hot Runner System

Details matter when it comes to selecting and integrating a hot runner system. This guide makes that process easier by covering those details thoroughly.

Predictive Maintenance Monitoring System Contributes Real-Time Diagnostics

The Artis GEMVM system from Marposs features predictive maintenance to monitor vibration, gravity and temperature values to detect machining anomalies.

MoldMaking Technology's Top-Viewed October Content: Proper Cleaning, Efficiency and Troubleshooting

The MoldMaking Technology team has compiled this list of the top five items that you, our audience, have looked at the most. Check out these five items from October.