SURFACE TREATMENT

Surface Treatment

Femtosecond Lasers Improve Mold Texturing and Micromachining

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

Surface Treatment

Higher-Level Laser Mold Texturing

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

Automation

Innovation Abounds at NPE2018

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

Surface Treatment

Steps for Properly Evaluating a Mold Release Product

Here are some essential steps to follow when selecting the right agent to help eliminate issues that slow down cycle time.
#tips

Surface Treatment

Choosing the Right Beam Source for Your Laser-Welding Operation

Fiber laser technology is here, but is it the right solution for your operation? 

Maintenance & Repair

Scenes from Amerimold 2018, Part 2—Education!

MMT brings readers yet another look at Amerimold 2018. This time, the focus is on education via our Tech Talks, technology demos and more.
#amerimold

Surface Treatment

Machine Hammer Peening Automates Mold Polishing

A polishing automation solution eliminates hand work, accelerates milling operations and controls surface geometries.
#leadership #basics

Maintenance & Repair

Mold Rebranding and Refurbishment

When identifying features have to be changed, this five-step welding and engraving process can spare the expense of building a brand-new mold.

Surface Treatment

Laser Engraving’s Many Uses

In this laser engraving video, see a large variety of laser engraving applications demonstrated on a multitude of alloys including tool steels and precious metals.
#aluminum

Surface Treatment

Laser Engraving Boosts Welder’s Capabilities

The addition of laser engraving services has boosted this Ohio welding company’s business by about 10 percent.