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Published: 10/15/2001

Pushbutton Die Making
High speed milling let this automotive forging company reverse a decades-old practice and bring die making back in house.

Published: 10/15/2001

A Better Process For Bases And Plates
In a mold shop, the model of the customer's part gets used in two parallel processes. One of these is core and cavity machining, in which CAM software generates complex tool paths to let CNC machining cut the shape of the part in metal.

Published: 2/15/2001

Sparking Better Designs
By automating repetitive splitting and electrode-design work, an Ohio mold and die shop spurs creativity and expands EDM applications.

Published: 6/15/2000

CNC Hole Making Without A Programmer
With NC programs created automatically, this shop goes straight from the designer to the machine tool.

Published: 4/15/2000

Automating EDM Electrode Design For Mold Making
Many EDM electrode design steps are being automated, making electrode production faster and easier. Developments promise to streamline situations where EDMing is unavoidable, as well as make EDM attractive as the most efficient machining process in ...

Published: 4/1/2000

PC CAM Selection In An Evolving Market
In a mature market, choosing the right software for the personal computers you use to create programs for your CNC machine tools can be tricky. Here are some guidelines to help you find the software that best meets your needs.

Published: 2/15/2000

Making Sense Of Model Data
Designs often arrive incomplete downstream. There may be no changing that. But these tools can reduce the amount of time spent on reworking customer models.

Published: 9/15/1999

Delcam's Transition Reflects Trends in Tool Making
Mold and die makers familiar with Delcam, the UK-based software company probably associate that company with Duct, the CAD/CAM system for complex 3D forms. Users of Duct form an elite but loyal group. The system is difficult to master, but most who ...

Published: 2/15/1999

Race To The Rocket
Integrated CAD/CAM software helped this custom-car shop bring five-axis machining in-house to create a one-off concept racer.

Published: 4/15/1998

In Capable Hands
Putting NC programming and faster machine tools in the hands of machinists has helped this leading mold shop cut weeks out of the tool building cycle.

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