Millutensil Is it time for your shop to give tooling a ‘try-out’?

Editor: Eric Culp

There are a number of ways to check dies and moulds for accuracy. Supplier Millutensil says the best way to ensure tooling is ready for the processing machine is by testing it on a spotting press.

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Spotting presses such as this model from Millutensil are said to significantly speed up the checking and testing of the mould and contribute to improved safety.
Spotting presses such as this model from Millutensil are said to significantly speed up the checking and testing of the mould and contribute to improved safety.
(Source: Millutensil)

According to Italy’s Millutensil, a supplier of spotting presses, nowadays the technical standards of machine tools in production, the speed and flexibility of manufacturing and the quality of the end product have reached an extremely high level. Companies invest in high efficiency machines and make calculations in minutes, or rather seconds. CNC-technologies perform routine work in a quicker and more reliable way.

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However, in toolmaking some working methods still seem medieval. Today, it is still common to carry out the final assembly of a mould by means of a crane or a forklift with the presence of two or three people. Die and mould spotting is still performed using a sledge hammer; and mould spraying is often carried out by means of a hand-spray lance.

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The time-consuming handling of the mould halves, and the delays due to canting upon opening and closure, can slow down the production process. This method of spotting also produces a number of other shortcomings or deficiencies, including, for example, the risk of accidents.

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