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.
Stratasys describes the capabilities and limitations of 3D “digital ABS” molds for making plastic parts through injection molding or blow molding.
Portable metrology arms provide many benefits, as do standard CMMs, but how do these devices differ from each other? This company relies on both and describes the applications for which these technologies are particularly well-suited.
No matter how busy this shop gets, it continues to pull teams of employees out of production so they can focus on solving problems to make incremental process changes. The advances add up. Today, this is a very different shop than it once was.
The company uses 3D printing to create conformal-cooling mold inserts in addition to production parts.
Scheduled to run June 11-12, 2014, in Novi, Mich., Amerimold connects global and domestic technology leaders involved in all aspects of mold manufacturing.