A selection of diamond tooling
is available from FS Cruing.
Piedmont Polymer Equipment Square Deal Engineered Tooling
Starlinger North America Superior Mold & Die Co.
Blow molds, injection blow molds, stretch blow molds, and associated tooling
for medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, personal-care, food, beverage, automotive, household and industrial chemical containers.
"On the front end, we have to speed up tooling
while cutting costs in half," Lutz said.
Because these heads are made of a hard-coated high-tensile aluminum, their weight is one-third that of steel, then when you add other tooling
elements (e.g., extenders) that are also aluminum, the total tooling
weight can be half of that of ordinary tools, which is an aid during automatic toolchange procedures.
Here's an idea to combine these two tooling
systems to improve cycle times on our older conventional CNC lathes.
David Freund, president of Saber Diamond Tools Inc., says the last few years have been very promising for diamond tooling
. "Recently the companies that manufacture POD have developed new diamond types that further enhance the performance of diamond tooling
on MDF and other materials.
Two of Briney's most significant shrinker installations are at a major automaker's engine plants where the savings in tooling
costs have easily justified the cost of Shrinker tooling
Along with FS Tool, a number of companies, including Royce//Ayr and Leitz, also offer dust extraction systems that move dust and chips away from the cutting tool, thereby reducing heat and "secondary collision damage to the tool." "Several tool manufacturers have recog-nized the benefits associated with improved dust extraction and collection, such as re-duced heat build-up, reduced tool damage, and reduced machine downtime due to tool chang-es and machine clean-up," said Mark Alster, regional manager at Leitz Tooling
Some customers no longer supply prints of their castings, but instead supply solid models that define the math data used to construct the tooling
for the casting.
in Grand Rapids, Mich., a moldmaker and injection molder of automotive and medical parts, thinks it has found the next big thing in tooling
. The eight-year-old company is among the first in the U.S.
that is reconditioned can provide savings of 50 to 85 percent over new tooling