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Five-Axis Mold Making Software Keeps Tires Rolling

Unless it goes flat, a tire is something most of us take for granted. In fact, the process of making a tire is very specialized and is becoming more sophisticated all the time.

Working With Customers--And Vendors

Apex Mold and Die was preparing to purchase its second Sharnoa CNC machine. At the time, Sharnoa was working with TekSoft to integrate ProCAM software into the machine's PC-based controller. That enabled Sharnoa users to create the cutter paths at t...

Software Package Helps Cut Up To 50 Percent Off Tooling Delivery

Speed. For production companies, this simple word can mean the difference between keeping customers--and losing them.

Stepping Up To 3D Machining

This shop owner had an old 2D CAD/CAM system that was adequate to machine 2D parts, and although he was very adept at using this system, he knew that more complex parts would require a different approach. He then made a conscious and deliberate deci...

Company Provides Fast Turnaround For Molds For Sunglasses

Bausch and Lomb, the optics manufacturer, needed aluminum rapid prototype molds for the introduction of its Inertia Combo Ray-Ban sunglasses line. The schedule allowed for less than four weeks from completion of the geometry to the first molded plas...

CAM Smoothes Project's Ups And Downs

An in-depth look at how a CAM package, along with talent and experience, were applied successfully to a challenging mold job.

Computer Technology Shortens Lead Times For California Manufacturer

A little over two years ago, this company recognized the importance of having complete capabilities to receive and utilize electronic design files. They utilized several technology methods to reach their objectives.

CAM And California Manufacturer Aim For 'Any Mold In Ten Days'

If self threading screws, accumulated out-of-tolerance buildup, warpage, impact resistance, cosmetic appearance, assembly to other parts and snap fits are not perfect, it's the scrap bin for expensive production.

Creating Prostheses From Existing IGES Surface Models, Blueprints

The process of melding digitized data with orthographic data to create a new product can be a process fraught with headaches. And it requires having the right equipment to get the job done.

Integrated Manufacturing Environment Delivers Services Faster, Smarter

To meet the accelerating pace of product design, major corporations are outsourcing high-level engineering and production tasks: subcontractors and service providers like Compression, Inc. find themselves bidding not just to provide parts, but to as...

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