SURFACE TREATMENT

How to Use Flushing to Clean Cooling Passages and Heat Exchangers

Six key questions to ask before investing in a flushing system.
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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.

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.

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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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.

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.
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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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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.

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.

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.