Is there a fast way of changing over my machine? - 31 October 2018

No company delivers quite like ours when it comes to blank mould gauges. Our products offer users the foundation for proper interlocking fits. Therefore we ensure mould interchangeability and all the benefits it offers. Without this, you cannot increase the effectiveness of your IS Machines. Consequently, you can't extend the mould life. Make life easy and invest in one of our top quality products.   Automotive applications demand in-process gauging. Not to mention, the volume of materials here is huge. In mould manufacturing however, the volumes are typically far lower. In addition, you'll probably have a group of components that you'll need to change frequently. When you create these moulds, they could have a plethora of stations. For instance, there could be 64 cavities. This would then turn into the lot size. Essentially, you're grinding 64 parts. Once you're finished there, you then switch over to a separate piece. It could be a hot runner o...

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Costs and tolerances with cylindrical grinding - 17 October 2018

Right now, you are probably wondering what a mould reamer is. One uses this exceptional tool exclusively on moulds. Since their introduction, fixing defects has been a much easier affair. The more you use one, the sooner you'll realise that costs are decreasing. This is because they allow you to perform jobs that don't involve complex machinery.   With cylindrical grinding, incredibly tight tolerances make it tough for mould makers. Usually, the sizes are in the micron range. It is vital the measurements are precise and tight, especially in terms of the wall. This is because if walls are too thick material is going to waste and it could affect other things like packaging. At the other extreme, a wall that is too thin will be more delicate and may break. Costs and polishing time Cost is one of the main reasons why it's vital to limit polishing time. This limitation is one of the primary concerns for mould makers here. On one hand, you'll want to obtain a...

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Controlling the forming process - 15 October 2018

Many professionals need to ensure that their moulds have the correct profile. If this is not the case, then the products they're making won't turn out well. We want to help you in getting each mould right. To this end, we stock and distribute first-rate neckring profile gauges. Penico have a solid reputation for the quality we offer and our ability to meet any need. The obstacles for glass container manufacturers across the earth are essentially the same. For example they need to get the right heat, must have a suitable set-up, and need to monitor their equipment. However, there are a few unique local/regional ones. For example the quality of raw materials can vary. Today's customers are more conscious about quality. Products made with an unbalanced forming operation aren't likely to meet the high standards. Customers desire higher flexibility too. Instead of taking stock, many want bespoke designs, styles, and shapes. These must also reflect their brand. A p...

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Essentials of cylindrical grinding that mould makers must know - 28 September 2018

Our experience of blank mould gauges is huge. As soon as someone approaches us, we make it a point to offer them the best possible services. This doesn't simply mean providing excellent products however; we must deliver unbeatable customer service as well. A mould maker must consider every potential configuration of a cylindrical machine if they are grinding. You need to think about things like what wheel head layout to use and the equipment. In addition, you should look into is whether it has numerous OD wheels or stations. C-axis There's also the C-axis to consider. Grinding forms and threads demand one. Additionally, there may be some components that have flats or are slightly non-round. Situations such as these will require a high-accuracy C-axis so you can grind non-round elements. The objective here is to complete the grinding in a single clamping. This way, you shall obtain consistency. Moreover, particular instruments come with a B-axis for ID grinding uni...

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Lowering polishing in mould making - 14 September 2018

The main purpose of a mould reamer is to create a hole but it is not the only use. They are also good if you need to smooth out and deburr any edges you might have. As a result reamers are crucial when someone is creating or repairing moulds. The last thing you want with this kind of casting is faults. We've designed our tools to help you get rid of them.   When referring to the mould making industry, we are speaking about a massive scope of applications. This includes the precision moulds for a wide range of food and drink containers. In this market, moulds vary in terms of radii. As a result users may need a full range of reamers. Using a reamer is not always straightforward. The process can cause a wide array of issues if done incorrectly. One problem is surface polishing. It can have a huge impact on cast products so users need to be careful with it. Reducing polish In many cases a mould maker will need to reduce mould polishing. When grinding you need to im...

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Will glass production become all-electric soon? - 07 September 2018

The neckring profile gauges we provide are some of our most useful utensils. As the name states, we use them to measure the profiles of neckrings on moulds. It may seem like a simple piece of equipment to you, but once you've used it a few times though, you'll come to understand its importance. Glass manufacturing is a process that's been around for over 6,000 years. Burning wood was the main energy source for the majority of this time. It was only in around 1880 that the industry began using fossil fuels like coal and gas. During this period, experts had already created the regenerator to make steel blast furnaces more effective. Eventually, the glass industry adopted this.   Realising the ramifications Use of fossil fuel is a hot topic because there is a major fear that supplies will run out in the future. While it's true that fresh supplies have become available recently, there is a big push to use more sustainable options. In addition people have be...

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Understanding the mould - 31 August 2018

We've devoted much of our time to creating the best blank mould gauges around. In addition, our team has worked hard to develop excellent relationships with customers. As a result we gain a far greater understanding of their needs. This knowledge helps us immensely in delivering products and services they can rely on.   Mould making is a practice that has existed for countless years. It's true that professionals have utilised the technique within the world of art. However, this process and those related to it play essential parts outside of it. Examples of the areas that they support include mass glass container manufacturing and scientific research inside the automotive industry. To comprehend the process, you must know what a mould is. The facts about moulds Moulds are blocks that carry an empty space in a preferred shape. Casting is the action of shaping a pliable substance or liquid in this space. The material could be plaster, plastic, concrete, glass, epo...

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