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High Speed Spindle Helps Mold Maker Stay Ahead

In the competitive arena of moldmaking, shops must produce molds quickly and within tolerance to remain profitable and attract new business. Technological advances in high speed spindles, sophisticated programming methods and high-performance cutting tools allow shops to save time and improve accuracy.
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High Speed Machining Of Dies And Molds (Revisited)

A new machine may not be needed— just changes in the process.
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Automation

Automating The Mold Shop

This shop produces dies and molds around the clock 7 days a week, yet most of the time no one is there.
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VMCs

VMC Machines Large Cavity Molds For Small Machines

Semco Plastic Company Incorporated (St. Louis, Missouri) manufactures an extensive line of custom injection and blow-molded thermoplastic and thermoset products from molds that are designed, machined and built at its in-house moldmaking facility.

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CAD-Based Measuring Software Handles Large Complex Parts

Many CMMs today are outdated with respect to the needs of today's quality standards and production requirements. In most cases, the original CMM machine hardware has the built-in precision to accurately provide the ongoing sophisticated measuring demands. The problem is that the software and even most of the upgrades provided with the original machines may not be adequate.

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When Faster Is Better

A German mold maker expands operations from Europe to America on the wings of high speed machining.
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Laser Toolsetter Solves Moldmaker's Quality And Productivity Challenges

Prior to toolsetter installation, Desenco personnel report that it was 'almost impossible' to attain accurate Z depths and repeatability in the Z axis.

HMCs

Better HSM For Big Parts

'High speed machining' is accepted and commonplace in many shops. HSM is so widely used, in fact, that its acceptance is beginning to affect the design of machine tools.
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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.

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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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