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Published: 10/6/2009

What’s Ahead For The North American Auto Industry
Here are highlights from a presentation by an auto-industry observer at Makino’s recent technology expo.

Published: 9/8/2009

Optimized Mold Temperature Control Using DMLS
This white paper describes the use of additive manufacturing to produce mold tooling with conformal cooling channels.

Published: 9/1/2009

Fast via Machining and Molding
Thanks to a cluster of processors running a home-grown algorithm and lean manufacturing shops in the U.S., Japan and Europe, Proto Labs can deliver machined or molded parts in as little as a day.

Published: 7/1/2009

Rapid Tooling: Faster, Better, and Less Expensive
Don’t think of rapid tooling purely for prototyping or short runs.  Additive tech is making it possible to produce steel tools that have decided benefits for injection molding and die casting.

Published: 5/12/2009

A Deeply Holistic Approach
In its effort to streamline every step of the mold building process, this company has upgraded its deep-hole drilling capability with a new six-axis machine. A rotary table with magnetic workholding enhances this machine’s flexibility.

Published: 12/15/2008

Complementary Technologies Make MQL More Accessible
An add-on system for minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) combines an external pump with repeatable control over nozzle position.

Published: 11/24/2008

Getting New Business with Big Machines
These shops saved themselves from dependence on the declining automotive sector thanks in part to their commitment to large-scale machining capacity.

Published: 9/24/2008

Keeping Things In Focus
Machine-mounted video cameras are part of a system that help a shop owner get more work done while spending less time in the shop. He can monitor and control what’s happening on his machines remotely. He’s also developed strategies for reacting to e...

Published: 9/17/2008

Alternate Tool Material For Hogging Large Workpieces
Shops often use either carbide or high speed steel cutting tools for hogging out the large workpieces common to the aerospace and moldmaking industries. While both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, cutting tool manufacturer Precisio...

Published: 6/17/2008

The Case For Constant Velocity
Constant Velocity Technology uses high speed computer hardware and creative algorithms to enable machine tools to achieve fast, consistent feed rates across complicated 3D surfaces.