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On Display at Amerimold 2016

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Highlights include modular workholding, stable cutting tools, new machine tool offerings and non-contact measurement.


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Presented by Gardner Business Media, this year's edition of the mold manufacturing event attracted nearly 3,000 people and nearly 200 exhibitors to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan June 15-16. Here's a look at some of the offerings on display:  


  • EDM vs. Milling In Die/Mold Machining

    In many die and mold shops, the choice between ram EDM and CNC milling is far less clear than it used to be. Changing technology is changing the rules.

  • The Hard-Milling Imperative

    A job shop that specializes in hard milling shows why this technique is becoming indispensable for mold manufacturers. Hard milling allows mold components to be machined in the hardened state, thus skipping several expensive and time-consuming processes such as electrical discharge machining and hand polishing. Hard milling requires a certain type of machining center, tool holding system and programming software. The requirements for each of these elements are explained.

  • Cutting Tool Edge Prep: The Invisible Advantage

    Edge preparation involves removing material from a cutting tool in order to extend its life. That may sound counterintuitive, but a maker of glass molds says edge prep has dramatically reduced the amount it spends on tools.

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