A free webinar on Wednesday, December 12 highlights tools to help shops master the process of engineering change orders.
Milling critical mold surfaces to final size (or even a “tenth” undersize) literally leaves no margin for error. This takes absolute confidence in every aspect of the machining process, as well as absolute confidence that the results are worthwhile.
This Chicago-area mold shop compares tilting-spindle and tilting-table five-axis machines.
While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop’s approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the same for each of these situations.
Modern Machine Shop
Highlights include modular workholding, stable cutting tools, new machine tool offerings and non-contact measurement.
Measuring on machining centers is no substitute for this mold manufacturer's CMM. Rather, the goal of on-machine probing is to minimize downtime at individual workstations and to maximize overall throughput.
The acquisition will enable Sko-Die to diversify the segments it currently serves.
A plastics manufacturer with in-house moldmaking explores a different option for applying additive manufacturing to making mold tooling.
Standardized parameters for specific material and cutting tool combinations help this hard milling specialist manage a highly varied workload with minimal labor.