MOLD MATERIALS

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.
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Advanced EDM Features Increase Efficiency and Change Perceptions

Unique features that drive optimum speed and accuracy in the EDM process helped change Viking Tool’s views on, and use of, EDM technologies.
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Injection Mold Machined Plates Boost Flexibility

Hasco’s P1 plates, machined on all sides, come in about 2000 additional variants in dimensions, thicknesses and materials.

Steel Plate Manufacturing Process Enables Easier, More Accurate Installation of Components

Steel 21’s patented process for manufacturing flat and parallel steel plates, 21 Micro Milling, holds A36/4140 grade steel plates on average 3 times more flat and parallel and 5 times smoother.
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Expanded Service Capabilities Include Tool Steel Laser Engraving

International Mold Steel’s laser engraving service is offered in-house at a reasonable price.
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Pre-Hardened Mold Steel Material Increases Through-Hardened Ability

Finkl Steel’s patented pre-hardened mold steel grade MD Xtra material achieves high impact strength, enhanced thermal conductivity and is an exceptional solution for deep impression applications.
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Single-Brand EDM Arsenal Helps Moldmaker Speed Services for Diverse Clientele

Microtech Precision sticks with Mitsubishi EDM (and milling) technology to optimize machining capabilities for molds, dies and more.

Combining Customized Software with CMM Reduces Production Bottleneck

In order to reduce downtime on its EDM and CNC machines when setting up new jobs, moldmaker Kavia Tooling turned to a coordinate measuring machine from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to create an offline zero transfer system ahead of the manufacturing process for parts and electrodes. 

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: EDM

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 EDM.

How to EDM Steel and Copper Alloy Simultaneously

A strategy for machining details when the part geometry falls across multiple workpiece materials.

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Automation and Connectivity Drive Machine-Tool Innovations

Machine tool and EDM suppliers are advancing their offerings to include automation, better controls, machine monitoring and new five-axis capabilities.

CAD Software Automates Die-Sinking Electrode Manufacturing

Advanced CAD/CAM software with dedicated electrode design capabilities greatly reduces electrode design, modeling and manufacturing time.

Technology Tuesday: EMO Wrap Up on EDM, Automation and Industry 4.0

EMO Hannover 2017 was a showcase for EDM developments, automation solutions and software for data-driven manufacturing.  EDM technology is evolving through new machine designs, thermal stability, powerful generators, parts handling robots, linear handling systems and software solutions for future Industry 4.0 infrastructures.

Graphite Machining Capabilities Enables Tighter Tolerances

Tri-Gemini has expanded its graphite machining capabilities for high complexity electrodes.
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Investment in Advanced EDM Equipment Sets Shop Apart With Unique Wire EDM Capabilities

Extreme Wire EDM capitalizes on technology investment to carve out competitive advantages serving the moldmaking industry.
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Milling, Wire and Sinker EDM Equipment Optimizes Production

MC Machinery features several of the company’s innovative milling, wire and sinker EDM equipment.
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Spark Track Prevents Wire Breakage for Stable EDM Processes

GF Machining Solutions offers Spark Track technology for wire-cutting EDM.

EDM Speeds Up Additive Part Separation, Preserves Part Integrity

GF Machining Solutions announces the AgieCharmilles Cut AM 500, a horizontal wire EDM designed to complement metal additive manufacturing.

Die-Sinking EDM Optimizes Micromachining Processes

GF Machining Solutions showcases the AgieCharmilles Form X 400 die-sinking EDM solution.