Mold & Die

Moldes RP Upgraded to SolidCAM & Increased Efficiency Tremendously

Moldes RP specializes in the production of plastic injection molds, having accurate technical requirements, providing several business sectors. The company was founded in 1990 by its owner, Mr. Rui Pinho.

“Since the beginning, Moldes RP saw the benefits of using SolidCAM for the programming of CNC Machines. Starting with extremely efficient roughing and smooth machine movements, which lead to an effective increase of tool life, in addition to excellent finish strategies, the improvements were very noticeable. There was an increase in surface quality, resulting in the reduction of manual work during assembly of molds”.

Integrated Process Chain — The Winning Edge

Producing foaming molds faster with SolidWorks and SolidCAM

Since its foundation in 1994, Lambeck + Kersten GmbH has been making molds for packaging, carriers and functional parts made of styrofoam and other plastics. While every mold is unique, customers still expect quick time-to-market, in addition to problem-solving capabilities and high quality. With the integrated process chain, consisting of SolidWorks, SolidCAM and various CNC machining centers, production of up to five foaming molds per month is now the standard.

SolidCAM Trims 5-Axis Parts at Big Bear Plastic Products Ltd.

Vacuum forming specialist Big Bear Plastic Products Ltd, based in Droitwich, UK has achieved an enviable position, supplying to a diverse range of markets from Leisure to Aerospace.

The company is able to offer consultancy and design services along with manufacture and supply, assisting customers from concept to components including tooling and material selection, while not forgetting the incorporation of customer specific supply chain requirements.
The company’s growth rate, coupled with the target of reducing project lead times, led Big Bear to invest in a CAM system that integrates with its current CAD solution - SolidWorks.

Panoramic Inc. Cuts Lead Times by 45%

SolidCAM gives packager the benefits of High Speed Machining

Panoramic, Inc. began nearly 130 years ago as the Janesville Paper Box Company housed in a brick factory in the fields of southern Wisconsin, United States. Today, the company occupies a modern 100,000 square-foot facility, but its output is far from boxy. Panoramic, Inc. now specializes in custom-designed clear plastic 3D packaging – from clamshells that display razors and cell phones to domes that show off bakery confections.

Joszko Models: From Idea to Product

How a Polish patternmaker prepares for the future

Today, computer aided design, animation and simulation plays an increasingly important role for designing better products. However, in order to really test the final design, engineers need to produce concept models and functional test parts quickly and inexpensively. In the last years, new Rapid Prototyping technologies like 3D printers helped to speed up this process. 3D Printers create physical models directly from 3D files utilizing High performance composites or elastomeric material.