Video: 3+2 Mold Machining at Eifel

A maker of injection molds for high-appearance-quality parts describes the machine tool, software and strategy this shop uses to apply 3+2 machining.

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Rick Hecker, Gary Schulz and Michael Nye of Eifel Mold & Engineering in Fraser, Michigan describe the shop's use of 3+2 machining to mill injection molds. The shop uses PowerMill software from Delcam to program a five-axis machining center from Hermle. One of the shop's specialties is mold tooling related to automotive steering wheels, an example of which is shown in the video.

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