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Published: 1/24/2007

Mold Maker Raises Productivity With Software
George Kasper, president of Innovative Mold, incorporated the company in 1989 with his brother David. The Washington, Michigan, firm began by making molds for the plastics industry.

Published: 12/8/2006

Hard Milling With Tandem Toolholding
A combination of toolholding choices lets this die shop get the most performance from its small-diameter tools.

Published: 9/15/2002

High Speed Spindle Helps Mold Maker Stay Ahead
In the competitive arena of moldmaking, shops must produce molds quickly and within tolerance to remain profitable and attract new business. Technological advances in high speed spindles, sophisticated programming methods and high-performance cuttin...

Published: 7/15/2002

VMC Machines Large Cavity Molds For Small Machines
Semco Plastic Company Incorporated (St. Louis, Missouri) manufactures an extensive line of custom injection and blow-molded thermoplastic and thermoset products from molds that are designed, machined and built at its in-house moldmaking facility.

Published: 6/15/2002

CAD-Based Measuring Software Handles Large Complex Parts
Many CMMs today are outdated with respect to the needs of today's quality standards and production requirements. In most cases, the original CMM machine hardware has the built-in precision to accurately provide the ongoing sophisticated measuring de...

Published: 4/15/2002

Laser Toolsetter Solves Moldmaker's Quality And Productivity Challenges
Prior to toolsetter installation, Desenco personnel report that it was 'almost impossible' to attain accurate Z depths and repeatability in the Z axis.

Published: 8/15/2001

High Speed Machining Cuts Moldmaking Cycle Time
The moldmaking department of a manufacturing company demands the same skill and attention to detail as an independent moldmaker does. However, the manufacturing company puts more emphasis on throughput and versatility from moldmaking machines to ens...

Published: 1/15/2001

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.

Published: 3/15/2000

New England Moldmaker Does It The Hard Way
This mold and die shop owner had a decision to make: build more capacity, or examine ways to make more finished molds out of existing capacity, save one new machine. He chose the latter.

Published: 7/15/1999

New Wire EDM System Enhances Mold Maker's Capabilities
When Osley and Whitney, Inc. (Westfield, Massachusetts) decided to upgrade its wire EDM (electrical discharge machining) capabilities, the company had several problems it wanted to solve. Osley and Whitney, a 48-year-old plastic injection moldbuildi...