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Buying Preferences Of Moldmakers

CIMdata recently conducted an extensive worldwide study of moldmakers to better understand current moldmaking operational processes and technologies being employed, issues being faced by mold producers, their plans to remain competitive in a tough worldwide environment and the requirements that they place on their CAD/CAM suppliers. One of the many areas examined and presented in this 135-page report was that of CAD/CAM buying preferences.

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Shoe Manufacturer Improves Time To Market With CAM Software

Speed is one of the selling points athletic shoe manufacturers use to market their products: Buy their shoes and you'll run faster. But speed is not just a factor in selling shoes; it has become an essential in their manufacture as well.

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Shop Owes Growth To CAD/CAM Versatility

This shop's programmer/operators, equipped with the most versatile CAD/CAM software they could choose, moved on to the tool path and cut more combinations of amazingly diverse parts, as a company confident of its ability to meet any of its customers' molding, machining or manufacturing needs.

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Pushbutton Die Making

High speed milling let this automotive forging company reverse a decades-old practice and bring die making back in house.
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A Better Process For Bases And Plates

In a mold shop, the model of the customer's part gets used in two parallel processes. One of these is core and cavity machining, in which CAM software generates complex tool paths to let CNC machining cut the shape of the part in metal.

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Quality Mold Components Can Grow A Company

After investigating several different possibilities for growth, this mold shop decided to start milling the digital CAD models. This meant that they would need to purchase a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling center as well as a CAM software package to run on it.

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Moldmaker Re-Engineers Tooling Process

Mold and die manufacturer LS Mold (Holland, Michigan) was looking to generate business growth by re-engineering its approach to tooling to secure a strategic advantage over its competition.

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Five Problems With CNC Milling Cutter Radius Compensation

The many rules of programming CNC cutter radius compensation can make machining problems difficult to diagnose and correct. 

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High Speed Milling: A Competitive Necessity

The use of high speed milling in moldmaking shops is no longer viewed as merely providing a firm with a competitive advantage. It is a disruptive technology that is becoming a competitive necessity.
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Software Streamlines Mold Production

The design and manufacture of injection mold tooling for plastics connectors can be extremely complicated, with many of the forms, profiles and angles required on these small components being particularly intricate.