Tooling, Mould and Die

Enabling fast and reliable manufacturing processes through the accurate production of tooling, moulds and dies

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Unceasing Dedication to Product Quality

Tianjin Motor Dies Co. Ltd., founded in 1995, celebrated its twentieth anniversary in April 2015. Currently, Tianjin Motor Dies has more than ten plants in China and has even set up manufacturing facilities in Germany. The company, one of China's largest motor die manufacturers, has now begun to impact the global dies market in earnest.

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VISI – a “Good Mate” for Injection Mould Maker

A plastic injection mould maker says it guarantees full reliability for its customers, thanks to the role that specialist VISI software plays in its design and manufacturing processes.

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3D Quality Inspection of Crankcases for Four-Stroke Engines

Highly complex engine crankcases containing components rotating up to 10.000 revolutions per minute (rpm): This is where precision down to the millimeter is required! Weber Motor GmbH in Markdorf (Germany) is a member of the Weber Group and for more than 40 years has been a competent and reliable partner for their global customers for the development and production of engine components, engine systems, complete engines as well as fibre reinforced composite components. 

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Optical Quality Control in Precision Casting

Quality control as a metrological challenge: The quality of precision casting products down to the minute micrometer can only be accomplished through the components’ third dimension. A leading manufacturer in the metal processing industry, in its 300 years of corporate history the company Zollern has developed and perfected a broad spectrum of metal treatment and processing techniques in which high standard requirements with regard to integral quality inspections have always played a significant role: Thanks to the high precision three-dimensional scan data generated by the AICON StereoScan molds wax templates and finished cast parts are inspected with the necessary efficiency and accuracy.

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3D Quality Inspection of Gear Transmission Casings for Commercial Vehicles

The company ZF Friedrichshafen AG is a leading manufacturer of gear transmissions in the field of commercial vehicles, developing and producing technologies worldwide for drive-line and chassis technology. The complex gear transmission casings for commercial vehicles are made of aluminum using the method of pressure die-casting. 

Mould Complete with Measuring Protocol

Measuring workpieces on the machine has become standard practice at the Saxon milling service provider Hofmann & Engel. The possibility to log work directly on the machine has helped win several orders from mould making and single component manufacturers.

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Edgecam Waveform Plays Key Role in Two Product Launches For Fenn Tool

Founded by owner Peter Fenn in 1982, Essex-based Fenn Tool has developed into what is now one of the largest independent cutting tool distributors in the UK. 

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Anything But A Bottleneck Coordinate Metrology in Toolmaking

The Corvaglia Group based in Eschlikon in eastern Switzerland is a top performer in every sense. The company is a specialist manufacturer of inexpensive caps and closures for PET bottles. Along with plastic injection moulding, toolmaking has a major role to play at Corvaglia.

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Foundry Finds Competitive Edge With Laser Tracker System From Leica Geosystems

The portable measuring system in use at Silbitz Guss is an all-round performer: it can scan, take tactile measurements, mark the parts and automatically connect the Laser Tracker to handheld devices. To the benefit of the foundry‘s customers.

Cannot Do Without It

Ballerstedt, the renowned plastic-injection moulding company, uses probes and Form Inspect software from m&h when constructing their moulds. Mould inserts can now be made to fit accurately and to be easily replaceable. This shortens downtimes and increases productivity.

Eliminating the See-Saw

Innovation and customer benfit, these are the maxims that have established mould maker Hofmann of Lichtenfels enviable reputation. At Hofmann, measuring workpieces while still clamped on the machine has been an everyday occurrence for over seven years. Using touch probes and software from m&h, Hofmann has improved quality and reliability of the production process while speeding up the manufacturing cycle at the same time.

Enormous Time Gains

Measuring contours on the machine tool not only ensures quality but also considerably shortens set-up times and speeds up manufacturing cycles. A mould making and jobbing company reports its experiences using m&h 3D Form Inspect software and proves that quality assurance also reduces manufacturing time.

Five-Axis Parts in Series

The mould production of Color Metal produces mould inserts in an automated facility with a large pallet storage on five-axis machining centres by Grob. For this purpose, the tools are calibrated by an m&h laser and checked for tool breakage.

High Accuracy combined with Flexible Applications

At Jochum, a mould manufacturer, tool length measurements and blade fracture checks are performed on a removable Tool Setter by m&h, even in unmanned shifts. The Tool Setter communicates with the control via the same infrared receiver as the probe.

Lets Do A Quick Calibration

The contract manufacturer SHW Bearbeitungstechnik GmbH has equipped its machining and turning/milling machines with radio-wave touch probes by m&h and regularly calibrates the machine tables with it. That provides accuracy, and the probes save set-up times and allow for an accelerated and secure production of mostly large and complex cast parts.

Measuring for Clear Vision

An Italian manufacturer of injection moulds provides for clear vision in production through measuring workpieces while still clamped on the machining centres. This is achieved by using German m&h touch probes and software on Japanese machine tools.

More Speed and More Accuracy With Laser Tool Setters

For years, model and mould construction has been measuring using probes and software by m&h. Now tools are also measured in the machine using m&h laser tool setters – with significant improvements in manufacturing.

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Ingenuity and Courage

An ideal partnership exists when all involved parties benefit from each other. This has been achieved in the partnership between Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, a leading provider of technical measurement and production solutions, and Zimmer & Kreim GmbH & Co KG.

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Integrated Measurement Technology For Maximum Quality

A power plant somewhere in Europe, in operation for many years or even decades. A component, such as a burner bend, is damaged and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. A spare part is needed immediately, since downtime causes high costs. Schmehmann Rohrverformungstechnik GmbH has the solution.

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Absolute Partnership

Expanding the business is Metrolab’s every day focus. Its Managing Director Yogesh V. Amte worked in international automobile product and process design over the last past 12 years and tells us, “When creating Metrolab, we were looking for a strong, quality partner focused on innovation and with great local support to help us fulfil our vision”.

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IoT Technology Meets HI-Precision

Zeno Tech lays like a jewel in a nice and peaceful part of Okayama district in the southeast of Japan. Established in June 1974 as the mold department of Xeno Tool Co., Ltd., the company was later separated, becoming independent in 1991, and now specialises in powder metallurgy dies, precision cold forging dies and precision tools. 

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Precision in Partnership

In Hyderabad, India, EQIC is synonymous with the high-quality manufacturing of jigs, fixtures, gauges and press tools. The business owes part of its success to its early adoption of high-quality measurement technology, and is confident that an ongoing relationship with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence will be a key part of its future growth and success.

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VISI Cuts Mould Tooling Time By Half – And WorkNC Machining Code Is Ready In Moments

“Some complex mould tools used to take me nearly a week to design. But when we invested in VISI that immediately came down to a couple of days. And it’s even quicker now.”

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3D Quality Inspection Of Gear Transmission Casings For Commercial Vehicles

The company ZF Friedrichshafen AG is a leading manufacturer of gear transmissions in the field of commercial vehicles, developing and producing technologies worldwide for drive-line and chassis technology.

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VISI - The “Communication Tool” Connecting Alpha Precision’s Mouldmaking Team

An injection mould manufacturer has seen a recent resurgence of toolmaking in its native Irish Republic, and says state-of-the-art software helped them through the recession by giving them a competitive edge to work in high-end markets.

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5-Axis Pioneers Thrive With VISI

One of the early adopters to introduce simultaneous 5-axis machining into its region, chose the VISI integrated CAD/CAM system from Vero Software, to drive its CNC machine tools.

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Configured To Alfanar’s Specific Needs – WorkPLAN Provides Full Control, And Live Snapshots Of Every Job

Fully integrating Vero Software’s powerful ERP job management solution, WorkPLAN, into their manufacturing process, gives a mould-tool manufacturer four clear benefits.

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From Sampling to 100% Inspection

Through injection moulding processes, plastic moulded parts can be produced economically and in large quantities. Melted plastic is injected under high pressure into the mould cavities of a tool. By means of electrical heating, hot-runner systems keep the polymer melt flowing on its way to the cavities.

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Automation, Innovation and High Precision Machining: a Mould-Maker Relies on WorkNC

A high-volume mould-maker for the French food processing industry says WorkNC, from Vero Software, is an “irreplaceable” asset to their production process. The software helped them to implement a completely automated workshop, freeing up time to take on new projects.

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Edgecam’s Waveform “The Only Way To Successfully Cut For Certain Complex Aerospace Applications”

A cutting tool developer partners with Edgecam software to ensure its philosophy of taking customers’ machining challenges off their hands, is always successful.

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WorkPLAN Controls 2,000 Projects for Metra

The WorkPLAN ERP solution from Vero Software ensures staff at a precision machining, tooling and mold company are fully aware of workshop costs, by monitoring around 2,000 separate projects annually.

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VISI's Vital Role In High Profile Research Projects for Onni-Stamp

An Italian plastic mould-maker uses a portfolio of VISI CAD/CAM software modules to ensure it stays at the forefront of product development and research.

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