Die/Mold Machining

Die/Mold Machining primarily refers to the machining of complex 3D forms. Stamping dies, forming dies, forging dies, injection molds and blow molds are all examples of tooling that might have complex shapes precisely mirroring or matching the intended shape of some final, mass-produced part. Complex fixtures and composites layup tools are also examples of milled parts that might have a similar complex 3D shape. High speed machining is an important topic for die/mold machining, because of the need to take light milling passes productively in order to realize both the required geometry and the required surface finish. Hard milling is also important because many workpieces are machined in their hardened EDM is also used to impart the shape into the final die or mold tooling. 

International Mold Corporation’s waterjet goes to work on a set of shims. Since installation three years ago, the machine has been employed for manifolds, ejector plates, wear plates, gibs, fixtures and various other parts.
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Waterjet Blasts Away 2D Tedium

A shop finds an alternative for work that does not require advanced CNC machining centers or high levels of moldmaking expertise.  

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Machining Technology Spotted at Amerimold 2018

Amerimold presents a range of mold production equipment, strategies and best practices. Here is some of the mold machining technology displayed at this year’s event, ranging from automation to CAD/CAM.

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