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New Products (June 01, 2004)

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Expanded line of inserts speed changeovers...

Expanded line of inserts speed changeovers

In response to customer requests, Hasco has expanded its line of Marking Inserts to now include both square and round inserts. The two-piece assemblies consist of a marking unit base, which is mounted in the cavity plate, and an interchangeable insert, which is replaceable from the parting line of the mold, for fast, easy removal. The Marking Unit holds the interchangeable insert in place. Both the square and round Marking Units are available in three sizes.

Hasco Canada Ltd. 800-387-9609

Speedier toolpaths


Mastercam has released a new version of its CAD/CAM software that allows moldmakers to create new high-speed machining motions for critical toolpaths. With this new version, generation times for multi-surface “pocket” and “contour” roughing, multi-surface leftover or “rest” milling, and multi-surface contour finishing can be reduced by 10 to 75%, according to the company. The most dramatic productivity increases are in multi-surface roughing and finishing, where the user can save three-quarters or more of their processing time. The version’s new Z-level cutting techniques also deliver a better finish on STL files. Traditionally, STL files could result in a faceted finish.

CNC Software Inc. 860-875-5006


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