Mold Maker Raises Productivity With Software

George Kasper, president of Innovative Mold, incorporated the company in 1989 with his brother David. The Washington, Michigan, firm began by making molds for the plastics industry.


CAM Software Is The Driving Force

Doug Noxell knew he had the right software for machining to zero, so he created a shop to add the rest of the capability.

CAM Software Turns Operators Into Engineers

Like many other United Kingdom subcontracting companies, Jetblades Engineering has had to change its operating methods to cope with the new manufacturing environment. Managing Director Mark Kirby relies more than ever on the company’s CAM software as he moves the firm from production machining to short-run manufacturing.


Making Programming Hands-Free (Almost)

Feature-recognition CAM software helps this technology company's internal mold shop deliver critical molds more quickly. A programmer is still needed, but the software automation saves considerable time.


Practical Tips For High Speed Machining Of Dies And Molds

In die/mold work, the programmer can make the HSM process dramatically more effective. Here are some tips.


CAD/CAM Considerations For Micromilling

Milling with tools that are smaller than 100 microns in diameter presents equipment design and toolpath-generation challenges. This NC software maker offers strategies for creating safe, optimized tool paths for micromilling.

Cutting Tools

Constant Material Removal: The Key To Hard Milling

Features of the CAM software can keep the cut from exceeding the tool’s limits, without compromising part quality or productivity.


Software And Five-Axis Machining Center Provide Speed And Efficiency

Mold maker A.F. Gaskin (Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom) has customers who operate in fiercely competitive international markets, including Formula 1, and measure performance on the ability to deliver quality products in the shortest possible time.


What CAM Functions Do Moldmakers Want?

In development of CAM software products, vendors must establish priorities and allocate resources accordingly. The priorities are primarily determined by the market or markets they wish to serve and the product's user.