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Product Title: Manufacturing of Dies and Molds

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Published Date: 2001-09-01

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The design and manufacturing of dies and molds represent a significant link in the entire production chain because nearly all mass produced discrete parts are formed using production processes that employ dies and molds. Thus, the quality, cost and lead times of dies and molds affect the economics of producing a very large number of components, subassemblies and assemblies, especially in the automotive industry. Therefore, die and mold makers are forced to develop and implement the latest technology in: part and process design including process modeling, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, optimized tool path generation for high-speed cutting and hard machining, machinery and cutting tools, surface coating and repair as well as EDM and ECM. This paper, prepared with input from many CIRP colleagues, attempts to review the significant advances and practical applications in this field. Authors: Taylan Altan (Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing), Blaine Lilly (Department of Industrial, Welding, and Systems Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH), Y. C. Yen (Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing). CIRP 2001 paper.


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