CAM FOR DIE/MOLD

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Company Provides Fast Turnaround For Molds For Sunglasses

Bausch and Lomb, the optics manufacturer, needed aluminum rapid prototype molds for the introduction of its Inertia Combo Ray-Ban sunglasses line. The schedule allowed for less than four weeks from completion of the geometry to the first molded plastic parts. The company turned to the two-year-old ROMOLD, Inc. for quick turnaround of the plastic injection molds from Bausch and Lomb's Unigraphics design files.

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Race To The Rocket

Integrated CAD/CAM software helped this custom-car shop bring five-axis machining in-house to create a one-off concept racer.

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In Capable Hands

Putting NC programming and faster machine tools in the hands of machinists has helped this leading mold shop cut weeks out of the tool building cycle.

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CAM Smoothes Project's Ups And Downs

An in-depth look at how a CAM package, along with talent and experience, were applied successfully to a challenging mold job.

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Computer Technology Shortens Lead Times For California Manufacturer

A little over two years ago, this company recognized the importance of having complete capabilities to receive and utilize electronic design files. They utilized several technology methods to reach their objectives.

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Find The Time

This mold shop shows where to look. Faced with tighter lead times, it achieved faster workflow by using existing machinery and manpower in more efficient ways.

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A Solid Footing

When a manual pattern maker stepped up to CNC machining, he needed a simple way to write tool paths for his complex patterns. He found it. He also found a source of revenue he never anticipated.

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Interpolating Curves

The ability to import complex curves into CNCs promises to let shops finally get beyond old limitations imposed by contouring with linear interpolation. Faster and smoother cutting will be the result.

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Programming For High Speed Machining

You'll have to change your NC programming strategy for high speed machining. Here are some quick tips, and some features to look for in your CAM system.
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Moving 3D Programming To The Shop

New CAM systems are not just making shopfloor programming of 3D mold cores and cavities practical, they're making it easy. Here's a look at the technology and how two Detroit tool shops are making off-line and shopfloor programming work together.