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Modern Machine Shop

 •  November 15

Available with various options for automation, the USC-M series of machines are particularly useful for drilling the lengthy, crisscrossing waterlines used to cool plastic-injection-mold tooling. Imagine the sound of a 55-gallon drum filling to the brim in minutes flat with a steady stream of coins dropped unceremoniously from high above. That is...

Modern Machine Shop

 •  November 13

Founded in 2012 as the first magazine devoted to industrial applications of 3D printing technology, Additive Manufacturingis making a series of moves designed to provide expanded coverage in 2018. By increasing print frequency, creating new technical events and bringing on new staff, the publication will now be better situated to reflect and...

Modern Machine Shop

 •  October 25

New Product App Helps Make Calculations on the Fly

Modern Machine Shop

 •  October 19

Graham Ballard, lead mold maker at M.R. Mold and Engineering, show visiting students a liquid silicone rubber (LSR) part that was insert-molded in two steps from the tool on the bench. LSR is a free-flowing material that behaves very differently from plastic, with molds requiring closer fits, tighter gates and vents, vacuum sealing and more. (All...

Modern Machine Shop

 •  June 23

Many of the emerging developments and key trends in metalworking technology were represented at this show, making it a revealing cross-section of current advances. Although the Amerimold event is primarily targeted to manufacturing companies involved in plastic injection molds, anyone interested in the advanced technology that is critical to mold...

Modern Machine Shop

 •  May 18

Stratasys Ltd. (Minneapolis, Minnesota), a 3D printing and additive manufacturing supplier, and Desktop Metal (Burlington, Massachusetts) have announced an extension of their strategic partnership designed to accelerate accessibility and adoption of metal additive manufacturing. The new agreement includes distribution efforts and explores further...

Modern Machine Shop

 •  April 27

This builder’s machine tool offerings are remarkably diverse. Its technology center has a sample of these machines, ranging from a “commodity” VMC to a five-axis contouring machine, with models for multitasking, hard turning, mold making and production applications in between. This shoe mold was produced on the Hyundai Wia KF5600, a vertical...

Modern Machine Shop

 •  January 1

Shop personnel’s own ingenuity was critical to automating more than electrode machining and ram EDM. Photo by Jerry Heckendorn of Omega Plastics. The worktable on Omega Plastics’ newest, most sophisticated machining center doesn’t have T slots. It doesn’t need them. From EDM electrodes to mold cavities to the simplest assembly items, virtually...

Modern Machine Shop

 •  October 14, 2016

The KADP cable entry system by Mencom is designed to offer fast assembly when inserting and sealing cables for enclosures, machines and junction boxes. Standard cables with diameters ranging from 1.5 to 20 mm are pushed into the control cabinets, panels or machines through a pre-punched membrane and sealed with an IP66 rating. The frame of the...