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DEC 2018

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Products: Most Viewed Products of 2018 44 MoldMaking Technology —— DECEMBER 2018 High-Speed Mill Features Three-Axis Linear Motor Drive EDM Network and Chmer EDM offer the linear motor drive, HM4030L dust-free, graphite, high-speed mill. The mill features a three-axis linear motor drive that uses a Siemens 828D CNC control and drives and Chmer EDM linear motors. The optional dust-free oil shroud is unique to the Chmer high-speed mills and is offered on all three standard models HM43GT (graphite only), HM65GT and HM86GT (graphite and hard metal). These are all available in both ball screw as well as linear motor drive configurations. EDM Network and Chmer EDM offer a model configured for companies that already have a vacuum system, or EDM Network and Chmer EDM can set it up for both. EDM Network Inc. / 888-289-3367 / Mold Cleaner Uses Dry Ice for a Deeper, Non-Abrasive Clean Cold Jet's i 3 MicroClean cleaning method is a non-abrasive cleaning method that helps facilities clean molds in-place at operating temperatures. According to the company, this cleaning system enables the cleaning of intricate cavities that other methods cannot reach. It extends the life of equip- ment by eliminating the need for chemicals, wire brushes and abrasive pads and enables increased cycles between preventative maintenance while reducing scrap. Cold Jet / 513-831-3211 / Components Catalog Reveals Extended Components Line Progressive Components' V12 catalog highlights product advantages including a variety of standard mold base components to complement its existing line, cooling products that are readily machined and reach throughout cores previ- ously not feasible, expanded through-hardened pins for large automotive and appliance tools, advancements in mold maintenance and monitoring technology and new alignment lock configurations. The catalog provides standardized options for plate sequencing and more economically feasible routing cooling. It also provides options for eliminating custom per-mold machining with new ejection and alignment standards. The company is also advancing its mold maintenance and monitoring technology. With the debut of the V12 catalog, Progressive Components has its most com- prehensive product line offering in the company's history. Progressive Components / 847-487-1000 / Milling and EDM Cell Demo Highlights Latest Automation Solutions Makino's D200Z-graphite 5XC vertical machining center has a 30,000-rpm spindle. The graphite mill is integrated within an automated cell using a Makino EDNC6 sinker EDM machine and an EROWA ERC80 robot. The robot shuttles electrodes and work pieces between the two machines, using EROWA's JMS Pro automation cell control software. This cell showcases the latest advancements in automation and productivity. Makino / 800-552-3288 /

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