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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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Wire, Ram And Small Hole Driller Help Build Specialty Injection Molds
The ram EDM runs unattended day and night, allowing the operators to perform other tasks. The ram has cut graphite costs nearly 50 percent, requiring fewer electrodes than its older equipment.
Mold Shop Eases Into 3D Machining
Converting a shop from a 2D to a 3D machining environment is always a major undertaking, but the right equipment can make the transition easier.
Die Maker Enjoys The Benefits Of Having EDM In The House
As a manufacturer of high volume, precision custom metal stampings for the automotive, computer, farm implement and household appliance markets, this company maintains a substantial in house die making department, empowered by EDM.