Modern Machine Shop

OCT 2017

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6 MMS October 2017 CONTENTS OCTOBER 2017 ■ VOLUME 90, NO. 5 ■ MMSONLINE .COM FEATURES 70 Establishing an Effective Hard-Turning Process In devising its hard-turning strategy, this die/mold shop has been able to speed the production of its new deep-draw round tooling offerings by turning them instead of grinding them after heat treating. BY DEREK KORN 78 Meeting the Machining Challenges of Additive Manufacturing You can 3D-print the part, but can you finish it? Here is how to overcome the challenge of part deflection in the machining of lightweight, complex AM parts. BY MARC SAUNDERS, RENISHAW 84 Shedding Drag On and Off the Strip Setup-consolidating technology and strategies enable this race team to also bill itself as a full-fledged parts supplier. BY MATT DANFORD 78 84 70 ABOUT THE COVER True Die (Zeeland, Michigan) uses hard turning to manufacture round tooling ranging to 64 HRC for progressive and deep-draw dies. As described in the story starting on page 70, the shop's approach boils down to three interconnected concepts: establishing overall process rigidity, implementing the right types of cutting tools and applying the appropriate cut data.

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