Tag Archive for Packaging

FDM Thermoform Tooling: What It Is and Why It Works

Thermoforming is a conventional plastics forming process where heat is used to bring a sheet of plastic to its sagging point, or when it becomes pliable. The heat source is removed and the plastic sheet is positioned onto a mold. A vacuum is then drawn through the mold and the sheet conforms to the surface of that mold.

Makino D200Z VMC Enhances High-Speed 5-Axis Machining for Die and Mold Tooling and Medical Part Processing

The increasing complexity of modern tool, die, mold and medical part designs call for a new level of 5-axis machine performance. The Makino D200Z 5-axis vertical machining center answers these challenges by combining the quickness of machine movements and accuracies with the latest software developments for high-precision, high-speed motion control. From roughing to high-speed finishing of multifaceted, contoured 3-D geometries, the D200Z boosts productivity with the most competitive processing capabilities for complex dies and molds typically found in the automotive, injection molding, packaging, medical and optical markets.

Fast pallet change – now of up to 1,000 kg

It transfers torques up to 4,000 Nm, and can reliably handle up to 1,000 kg (at 800 x 800 mm). Due to the developed locking system with patented strokes (fast and clamping stroke) from SCHUNK, such large masses can be handled. Locking is done form-fit, and is self-retaining. All the components of the powerhouse are…