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.
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.
Designed to meet the demands of moldmaking applications, Hurco’s VMX6030i vertical machining center provides more Y-axis travel in a footprint smaller than the company’s VMX64.
This mold maker has become more competitive by establishing a high speed machining process that is predictable enough to confidently run lights-out.