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Mold Design Software Empowers Moldmaker’s Teams by Giving Accessibility and Visibility

When a company’s dictum is “Where quality is our objective, dedication is our resource and success is our result,” it is no wonder that, for more than 30 years, Innovative Mold Inc. (IMI) in Washington Township, Michigan, has strived to meet and exceed the needs of its customers through a variety of approaches to moldmaking,…

Progressive and VISI CAD Announce Alliance

Progressive Components and Tooling Software Technology, LLC (TST) have announced an alliance bringing Progressive’s library of parts to VISI CAD, exclusively distributed in North America by TST. Initially, TST added commonly used mold components to their library, which is now available. Concurrently, additional programming is underway to generate Progressive’s 7,000+ SKU’s, with an estimated completion…

Enterprise Resource Planning Software Simplifies Job Tracking

Running a busy shop can be demanding and time consuming. Day-to-day operations call for a shop-floor tracking software that monitors everything from quoting and bills of materials (BOMs) to scheduling and shipping to keep processes running efficiently.

Three Ways That Standard Components Make Mold Building More Profitable

Instead of making them in house, moldmakers can reduce costs and liability by using standardized components. Mold builders know that all too often, our business is feast-or-famine.

Dajaco Industries- Customer Story 2018

On the surface, Dajaco Industries looks like your regular Mom and Pop Die Shop, resting on the edge of an industrial park in South East Michigan; however, when one starts to scratch the surface they realize Dajaco is not just the first building on the right, but one of 6 huge stamping plants that surround…

PEPS Pentacut Laser with Laser 3D

Laser 3D, based in Melbourne, Australia, was established in 1992, supplying formed metal and plastic components predominantly to the automotive industry for clients, such as Ford, Toyota and GMH. During its rapid growth Laser 3D installed 13 laser cutting systems across two job shops, giving the ability to provide a broad range of laser cutting…

Machining STRATEGIST with Ingersoll Machine Tools

Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc. supplies its customers with specialist machine tools and services for the world’s metalworking industries. The company’s applications are heavily used in aerospace, heavy machinery, machine tool, automotive, and other manufacturing industries. Its Manufacturing and Engineering Services Division in Rockford, IL produces and manufactures molds, die machining, and aerospace machining. Bob Ponikvar,…

Manufacturing with a Progressive Edge

VISI assists Atlantic Tool & Die with the design of complex progressive dies for the automotive industry. At Atlantic Tool & Die, the proof, and the success of the company, is in its processes. “One thing that we really hang our hats on as a company is the process of how our dies are designed…

New Technology Results in Customer Benefits

A main strength of TapeMaster is CNC machining of complex prototypes. To maintain its competitive edge, a CAD/CAM solution for manufacturing difficult-to-machine prototypes within a variety of industries was required. After working with a software company that provided limited support and few updates, TapeMaster began a search to find a software company that worked well…

The Artful Science of Mold Simulation

Upstate Simulations masters the art and science of mold design with VISI Flow. An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure, but when the art and science of injection molding is at play, that pound of cure can very quickly become a ton. If you ask Rich Bryan, owner of Upstate Simulations…

Job-Tracking, Quoting and Management Software a Perfect Fit for Job Shop

Accurate cost estimating and job tracking are critical in running a successful and profitable business. Estimating too high delivers fewer jobs, while estimating too low shrinks profits. And, losing track of an invoice, or forgetting to invoice a customer, affects the bottom line. The key to success: Get it right every time. In 2016, Tombigbee…

Pioneer Die Sets, Division of Pioneer Steel Corporation: Customer Success Story

Pioneer Steel Corporation was founded 30 years ago to fill a need for fast service on a continuous basis without the sacrifice of superior quality. They started as a Steel service center, rapidly growing into grinding, machining and assembly of die sets. Over the years, the company has grown and now has three locations in…

INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY AND THE WORKFORCE

Leading-edge technology, and motivated, well-trained and talented people—we all know that these key ingredients contribute mightily to the continued success of any manufacturing company. And it is precisely these two ingredients that have the attention of Batesville Tool & Die (BTD) president and CEO Jody Fledderman, as he looks ahead to the next phase of…

Producing Progressive Dies

VISI helps DeCore Tool & Manufacturing design with ease. Housed in an unassuming brick building in the Chicago suburb of Carol Stream, Ill., DeCore Tool & Manufacturing is a powerhouse hidden in plain sight. Scott DeCore was the company’s sole employee in 1996, when he founded the business as a lone entrepreneur. The nearly 20…

Chelar Tool and Die Customer Story:

Gaining an all in one system, takes one company whose growth is steady to all new heights, with the use and implementation of CAD/CAM software specifically designed for their needs. Chelar Tool and Die, located in Bellville, IL., was founded in 1962 by Charles Flynt, Elmer Katt and Art Engel. Chelar has more than 50…

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

VISI Machining lets students learn CNC machining quickly and then to develop high end NC programs for core and cavity work. Penn State Behrend is one of only four academic institutions in the United States with an accredited Plastics Engineering Program. Their campus in Erie, Pennsylvania, houses the largest plastics lab in the country dedicated…