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Product Title: Steel and Aluminum Laminate Tooling for Molding Applications

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Personify Product Code: TP04PUB222

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Author: Thomas Greaves



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Published Date: 2004-07-13

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Over the past several years, Fast4M has developed a laminate tooling technology to build molds and dies. This technology has been used to build both steel and aluminum prototype and production tools. A few Fast4M tools have been in service for over a year with excellent results. The patented semi-automated, closed-loop manufacturing process enables rapid and cost-effective tool construction. The greatest advantage of this technology is seen in mold construction where thermal management is important. In recent applications, reductions in cycle times for production tooling range from approximately 20% to 45%. Uniform cooling has also yielded improvements in part quality. Author: Tom Greaves, Fast4M, Troy, MI.


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