SURFACE TREATMENT

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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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.
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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.
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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. 

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.

ALERT: An Unintended COVID Consequence

Are you experiencing unexpected oxidation and severe pitting on your molds and mold components? Well, it could be due to the additional cleaning the coronavirus has forced upon shops this year.

Automatic Spray Unit Enables Increased Personnel Safety

Slide Product’s Freedom spray unit responds to the need for increased personnel safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using Mold Release Agents to Maintain Mold Care

Running with this month’s sourcing guide, including today’s focus on mold maintenance, repair and surface treatment, MMT presents a deeper dive into some mold release agent suppliers and products. 

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Mold Maintenance, Repair & Surface Treatment

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 Mold Maintenance, Repair and Surface Treatment.

VIDEOS

Femtosecond Lasers Improve Mold Texturing and Micromachining

Newer femtosecond laser machine option solves common working distance challenge for micromachining and mold texturing.

Higher-Level Laser Mold Texturing

Eroded, sandblasted and chemically-etched mold textures are now 100-percent lasered at this Germany-based service provider.

Innovation Abounds at NPE2018

Here is a review of some notable moldmaking innovations and advancements on display at NPE2018.

Laser Marking System Integrates into Wide Range of Production Lines

Foba introduces the Titus marking head, which can be integrated into a wide range of production lines due to its small format and tubular shape, as well as easy mounting with a clamping bracket and an optional supply line up to ten meters long.

Diamond Compound Kits Provides Wide Thermal Processing Range

Moldmakers diamond compound is Boride Engineered Abrasives’ versatile yet cost effective diamond compound, available in convenient kits.

Centrifugal Disc Finishers Designed to Eliminate 80% of Handwork

In order to help manufacturers increase throughput, decrease cost and the increase quality of metal parts, Bel Air Finishing has developed centrifugal disc finishers.

How to Improve 3D-Printed Conformal-Cooled Mold Insert Performance

Coated conformal cooling channels can prevent scaling and corrosion in injection molds, increasing heat transfer, improving performance, and reducing outages.

Hands-On Laser Welding Machine Offers Versatility and Flexibility

Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales offers the ID1-Fiber, a hands-on laser welding machine.

Laser Welder Performs Internal Mold Repairs and Engineering Changes

M&M Tool and Mold LLC has expanded its customer-based capabilities with the addition of an ID1 450-watt fiber laser welder from Alliance Specialties.