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TST Software and SelfLube: 10,000+ Components are now in VISI CAD

SelfLube is pleased to announce that as of February 26th, 3d models for its entire product line of precision mold and die components have now been fully incorporated into the VISI CAD components library courtesy of the team at TST Tooling Software, the master distributor of VISI CAD in North America. Now VISI users will…

HERMAN MILLER CHOOSES A KREON MEASURING ARM

HERMAN MILLER CHOOSES A KREON MEASURING ARM TO CHECK AND CORRECT MACHINE SETTINGS PRIOR TO PRODUCTION. Herman Miller’s metal parts manufacturing plant, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA), speeds up the fine-tuning of manufacturing processes by acquiring an Ace Skyline measuring arm. The metal parts produced are varied and, as a whole, require 3D inspection. Traditionally…

CNC Monitoring Software Improves Machine Performance and Utilization

RCO Engineering uses CNC monitoring Software to monitor setups, idle time, programming, and quality checks, reducing CNC machine downtime. CNC Monitoring Software at RCO Engineering: (RCO; Roseville, Michigan) has a strict business standard that it lives up to every day: accountability to the customer. The company achieves this with its talented workforce and advanced technology.…

TST and ETA, Inc. Announces the Release of All New Die System Simulation Solution (DYNAFORM® 6.0)

Troy, MI, January 6, 2020 – Dynaform ETA, Inc. (Engineering Technology Associates, Inc.), an engineering and software innovator with 37 years in the automotive engineering community, announces the latest release of its ANSYS LS-DYNA® based, DYNAFORM® Version 6.0 Die System Simulation Solution software. DYNAFORM is a natural addition to the TST portfolio, offering a variety…

Software Lets Centerline Engineering Dial in Early During Die Design

BY LOUIS A. KREN, SENIOR EDITOR: Metalforming Magazine April 2019 As high-strength steel increased its presence in automotive applications during the early 2000s, Centerline Engineering sought better ways to assess the tough and tricky material’s formability. That led to the company’s initial purchase of eta/Dynaform forming-simulation software from Engineering Technology Associates, Inc. (ETA) in 2003,…

TST SELECTS AMERICAN QUALITY MOLDS FOR VISI ALLIANCE

American Quality Molds (AQM) and Tooling Software Technology, LLC (TST) have announced an alliance bringing AQM’s library of its standard aluminum mold bases and Rapid Insert Dies (RIDs) to VISI CAD, exclusively distributed in North America by TST. As part of its current thrust to better serve the mold and die industries, TST selected AQM…

VISI CAD Library-Complete Progressive Components Catalog

By: TST Tooling Software and Progressive Components Tooling Software Technology, LLC (TST), and Progressive Components are pleased to announce that the complete Progressive catalog is now available within the VISI CAD libraries and available to download via the TST and Progressive websites. Earlier this year, Progressive and TST announced an alliance to bring Progressive’s library…

Mold Design Software Empowers Moldmaker’s Teams

VISI 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…

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

Progressive Die stamping software improves overall lead time and improves company growth and their bottom line.  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…

PEPS Pentacut Laser with Laser 3D

Laser cutting software PEPS Laser cuts design time while Increasing Accuracy in Australian Shop 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…

Machining STRATEGIST with Ingersoll Machine Tools

“We selected Machining STRATEGIST because it allows us to utilize all of our high-speed machines due to the dedicated HSM toolpath techniques within the software. We are in the business of producing and manufacturing high-speed machines with spindle speeds of up to 24,000 RPM and feed rates of up to 1,200 inches per minute. The…

Manufacturing with a Progressive Edge with VISI Software

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. With VISI software in their back pocket, the success is sure to keep growing.  “One thing that we really hang our…

CAD/CAM Technology Results in Customer Benefits

New CAD/CAM Technology Results in Customer Benefits A main strength of TapeMaster is the 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…

Software User Spotlight: Designing with vision using VISI CAD/CAM

With help from the VISI CAD/CAM solution, Vector Mold Design creates molds and components for the automotive industry. Rob Rammeloo has come a long way since founding his mold-design business as a lone entrepreneur from a back room in his home. As he embarked upon the unpredictable adventure of business ownership, the founder of Windsor,…

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

Job Tracking, Quoting, and Management Software a Perfect Fit for Job Shop Accurate cost estimating and job tracking is 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.…

Pioneer Die Sets, 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  Software 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…

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 at Penn-state-Erie 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…