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Published: 2/10/2012

High-Feed Cutters Keep Mold Shops Competitive
Ingersoll cutting tools designed specifically for high-feed machining helped these three mold-makers improve productivity on deep cavities and hostile combinations of layered material.

Published: 1/19/2012

Conformal Cooling: A Tool in the Toolbox to Build a Better Mold
Moldmakers are just starting to scratch the surface of what can be done with conformal cooling, which involves an additive approach.

Published: 9/14/2011

Cell Controller Boosts Production Flexibility
By serving as the “brains” of a cell consisting of two machining centers and a work delivery system, cell control software from Erowa helps this manufacturer run lights-out 24/7 and achieve 90-percent spindle utilization.

Published: 6/13/2011

Software Streamlines Model-to-Mold Production
At Marland Mold, CimatronE CAM software’s modeling tools, postprocessors and other features streamline manufacturing operations from initial design to finished part.

Published: 3/16/2011

Mold Shop Finds Tool Performance Outweighs Price
This moldmaker sought to reduce costs to compete with low-cost overseas manufacturers. While purchasing relatively expensive, high-performance tools might seem counterintuitive, resulting improvements in cycle time and tool life more than made up th...

Published: 9/3/2010

Indexable Mills Speed Cavity Cutting
Ballnose mills are a common choice for hogging out cavities on molds and form dies. However, these three shops have realized significantly faster cavity milling by switching to Ingersoll’s Chip Surfer modular tooling system, which features a c...

Published: 11/9/2009

Industrial Supplier Aids Job Shop’s Lean Efforts
As a small shop, Cross Paths Corporation relies on outside help to maintain a lean, efficient working environment. With fast deliveries of needed products, a free CAD library and a focus on customer service, Reid Supply Company helps the shop keep i...

Published: 8/25/2008

CAM System Simplifies Tire Mold Programming
PROBLEM:  Segmented tire molds required complex, time-consuming programming SOLUTION: HyperMill CAD software from Open Mind RESULTS: Improved delivery time, part quality Chris Sipe, owner of Northeast Tire Molds in Akron, Ohio, lik...

Published: 8/25/2008

Mold Maker Cuts Delivery Times With CAD/CAM
Staying competitive in the automotive industry requires quick turnaround, a fact not lost on this manufacturer of foundry tooling. Upgrading to a CAD/CAM system from Delcam helped the shop significantly increase machining efficiency and reduce deliv...

Published: 3/29/2007

Surface Grinder Saves Time From Timing Belt Molds
A machine shop recently faced a challenge relating to producing large mold cores for the tooling it uses to manufacture the long-lasting, top-performing timing belts that have made the company a leading supplier of such products to automotive OEMs.