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Four New High-Performance Milling Techniques for 3D Machining

With many 3D milling applications demanding both shorter cycle times and smoother surface finishes, it’s time to review how you go about programming and machining parts. These four strategies will let you rough dramatically faster and achieve astonishingly fine surface finishes.
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Four New High-Performance Milling Techniques for 3D Machining

With many 3D milling applications demanding both shorter cycle times and smoother surface finishes, it’s time to review how you go about programming and machining parts. These four strategies will let you rough dramatically faster and achieve astonishingly fine surface finishes.
#highspeedmachining #micromachining

Mark Ullstrup Retiring from Superior Die Set

Mark Ullstrup, Superior Die Set’s VP of sales and marketing, has decided to retire. Rodney Yeomans, the company’s director of sales, will assume the role.

Walter's AC001 and A3000 Introduce Preset Vibration Damping

Walter’s AC001 vibration damping adaptor for long milling tools and A3000 boring bar line include preset axially and radially flexible damper elements to enhance stability for machining deep cavities.

Parker Hannifin Hosting Webinar for Metalworking Customers

Parker Hannifin is presenting a free webinar November 4 from 2-3 p.m. about air quality control in metalworking facilities.

Die Makers Adapt to Challenges All Machine Shops Face

Die shops offer examples of adapting to the skills shortage and excelling at difficult machining. Plus, why reshoring should begin with die tooling.
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Modern Machine Shop Talks Die Machining, Moldmaking and Leadtime Leaders

Emily Probst, senior editor of Modern Machine Shop magazine talks with Christina Fuges, executive director of MoldMaking Technology magazine, about 2020 Leadtime Leader Award winner Precise Tooling Solutions and the lessons this moldmaker can teach CNC machine shops.

Unisig's USC-2M, USC-3M Gundrilling Machines Designed for Productive Moldmaking

Unisig has introduced two models for its USC-M series designed to provide moldmakers with higher productivity in milling and deep-hole drilling applications.

Guided TA Tool Overcomes Cross-Hole Drilling Hurdles in Moldmaking

Allied Machine & Engineering’s Guided TA drill for moldmaking applications is used for producing water lines.

One Auto Parts Supplier's Shift to Ventilators: Now Making 1000s of Parts per Week on Die Delivered in Days

GM applying its supply chain expertise to enable successes such as aiding this ventilator maker to expand sourcing for 700 parts.
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Mold Maker Announces 5-Part Coronavirus Response

Plans for protecting people and lead times alike involve not only concrete action, but also clear communication.
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Does Asia's Low-Cost Manufacturing Option Still Make Sense?

As U.S.-based companies try to stay ahead of COVID-19, global supply chains are under renewed scrutiny. Are uncertainties and delays caused by global crises worth the short-term cost savings?
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Because of the Tariff on Mold Tooling, This Indiana Mold Shop’s Business is Now Booming

U.S. molders are now buying their tooling from U.S. mold builders. Precise Tooling Solutions illustrates this, and its owner makes the case for why the tariff matters.
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Is 3D Printed Tooling a Solution for Die Casting?

After tackling the 3D printer, material and design, there's still one challenge left for Exco Engineering: convincing customers. 

Multitasking Machining Centers Double Throughput, Cut Costs

Purchasing one, then two more, multitasking machining centers has transformed the way Concours Mold Inc. builds molds.
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Waldrich Coburg's Gemini Features Wear-Free Hydrostatic Guides for Accuracy

EMO 2019: Waldrich Coburg’s Gemini is a high-rail gantry system designed to be used in the die and mold industries.

With 3D Printing, Fixture Making Goes from the Tool Room to the CAD Room

For Ira Green Inc., fixture design and iteration used to take days, even weeks at times, and at a high cost per fixture. With a 3D printer, the shop’s entire process has changed, drastically increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness.
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3 Advantages of Using Pulsed Laser Welding for Mold Repair

Compared to TIG welding, pulsed laser-welding technology is said to enable faster overall mold repair time while maintaining higher metal hardness.

Additive Manufacturing for Hard Tooling

Hybrid manufacturing is enabling tooling to be made with additive processes.
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Offline CNC Makes Precision Productive

Relieving the control of its calculation burden helps meet demand for increased volumes, faster deliveries and greater varieties of complex, mirror-finish components machined with diamond tools. 

Retrofitting and Updating Keep Milling Machine CNCs on the Cutting Edge

After struggling to achieve higher feed rates and accuracy for complex milling of large compression molds, Century Tool and Gage Co. retrofitted Fidia CNC control systems onto existing machining centers.
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Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool

A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.
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