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Page 36 of 67 35 p Greg Pozzo of Makino demonstrated the company's new D200Z five-axis VMC on day two of Amerimold with the objective of showing moldmakers how the company's 5XC (continuous-cutting) technique for die and mold component manufacturing can result in large cycle-time savings, improvement in surface quality and reduced cutting-tool costs. p The future of making things brings with it big changes in how things are designed, made and used. It is disrupting every industry, including mold manu- facturing. During this presentation, Jamie Sciturro, an Autodesk automotive technical solutions executive, explained how mold builders could enter the future of making things by using mold-flow simulation, virtual-reality valida- tion and laser texturing. Don Snow, president of CS Tool Engineering, shared how his shop has embraced new technology to help the team explore multiple options. The team optimizes designs and moves from design to production seamlessly while also using the latest advances in manufacturing for prototypes and production runs and capturing, analyzing and managing data in real time. p Progressive Components's Lorena Fisher demonstrated the benefits of monitoring mold activity by highlighting new mold and machine maintenance tracking capabilities that take mold monitoring to the next level for the mold builder, molder and original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The company also dem- onstrated the new capabilities of Progressive's CVe Live system, including optimal mold-to- machine identification, asset tracking for mis- placed tools and a file cabinet option for mold information on tools running anywhere. "Amerimold 2018 was a great success. The value we get out of this trade show is priceless. Not only did I get to investigate new technology that we can apply to our shop, we also generated some potential leads for new business." —Gabe Meldrum, plant manager, International Mold Corp.

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