Machining Technology Spotted at Amerimold 2018

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Amerimold presents a range of mold production equipment, strategies and best practices. Here is some of the mold machining technology displayed at this year’s event, ranging from automation to CAD/CAM.


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Amerimold 2018 featured a range of technology from nearly all aspects of the injection mold manufacturing process, with some exhibitors showcasing these capabilities with live demonstrations.

Mold machining products on display included CAD/CAM software for mold design and machine tool programming, five-axis machine tools designed to improve accuracy, tool presetters that can save save time by determining tool offsets offline, cutting tools to enable higher metal removal rates, collaborative robots to automate production tasks, workholding designed to provide machine tools with unobstructed access to workpieces, and EDM equipment that can deliver quality surface finishes. Scroll through the photos and captions above for highlights from the show.  


  • Porous Steel Improves Mold Venting

    Entrapment of gases during plastic injection is a problem that continues to challenge the design capabilities of moldmakers. The increasing complexity of tooling demanded by today's manufacturers dictates that many areas inside molds are quite difficult to vent adequately.

  • Milling with Air

    ... not to mention grinding with air. Thanks to high speed spindles powered by shop air, this job shop expands the work its VMCs can do.

  • Keeping Things In Focus

    Machine-mounted video cameras are part of a system that help a shop owner get more work done while spending less time in the shop. He can monitor and control what’s happening on his machines remotely. He’s also developed strategies for reacting to events such as unexpected tool wear or sudden tool breakage without returning to the shop to fix the problem.