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Standardized Slides aid moldmakers with complex applications.

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October 26, 2012 - Available as complete assembly or individual components, Versa-Slide® Standard Slide Assemblies support precise alignment of mold opening and closing functions. With 10 different overall widths, components can be mixed to form thousands of combinations. Sliding mechanics are finish ground, with 0.005 in. grind stock left on overall width, bottom of wear plate, and slide angle.

D-M-E Company

29113 Stephenson Hwy., Madison Heights, MI, 48071-2383, USA

Original Press Release

DME Launches Versa-Slide® Line of Economical Standardized Slides

Press release date: October 23, 2012

Alternative to custom slides saves moldmakers time and money in complex applications

Madison Heights, Mich. – DME Company, a leading manufacturer of mold technologies, announced a new line of labor-saving Versa-Slide® Standard Slide Assemblies.

Moldmakers can use these versatile standard slides in place of the different slides that many customers have been creating on their own. As a result, Versa-Slide reduces design time and overall tooling costs – cutting moldmakers’ costs by as much as half.

“As part designers strive to create more complex features in fewer steps, they need high-quality, advanced mold components to help them maintain tighter tolerance,” said John Harding, Manager, Global Sourcing. “Our interchangeable Versa-Slides help simplify this increasingly sophisticated process – furthering our commitment to standardizing technologies to accelerate our customers’ success.”

Available for immediate shipping in a large range of sizes, the slides are available as either a complete assembly or individual components. With 10 different overall widths, components can be mixed to form thousands of combinations. The sliding mechanics are finish ground, with 0.005” grind stock left on the overall width, bottom of wear plate and slide angle.

DME Versa-Slide Standard Slide Assemblies, which support precise alignment of mold opening and closing functions, provide benefits for mold makers including:

  • Reduced costs compared to making custom slides for each application.
  • Faster changeover of damaged components because the components are standardized and interchangeable.
  • A quicker, simpler design process with downloadable CAD geometry.
  • Flexibility for a vast array of applications, with a wide range of size options.
  • Shorter lead time, with many slides available for immediate shipping.
About DME
DME Company is an essential mold technologies resource to customers worldwide. Through aggressive new product development, global product standardization and a powerful combination of in-house manufacturing centers of excellence and strategic global partnerships, DME is helping customers succeed in changing times. The company’s standard-setting, comprehensive product line — including hot runner systems; control systems; mold bases and components; mold making and molding supplies; and cold runner systems for elastomers — is backed by expert technical service every step of the way. DME also manufactures and sells standard tooling for the die-casting industry. Visit www.dme.net for more information.

Media: For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Bob Starr at:
(28) 544-5718 or bob_starr@dme.net.

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