A case study featuring Knight Carbide has been recently published in Modern Machine Shop (MMS), a premier metalworking and machine tool publication owned by Gardner Business Media. Written by MMS Senior Editor Peter Zelinski, "3D-Printed Tooling Speeds Manufacturing of Cutting Tools," details Knight's employment of the Mojo desktop 3D printer from Stratasys to improve lead times for insert and edge prep carriers.
"We are honored to have participated in a case study with the highly-regarded publication Modern Machine Shop," said Knight Carbide Vice President Chris Kyle. "As a leading manufacturer in the cutting tool industry, Knight has been experiencing a steady increase in demand for custom tooling. We are thrilled that our adaptation of Mojo has greatly improved our production process, and are continuing to evaluate new ways Knight can use the printing technology to enhance efficiency throughout our operations."
The case study provides an in-depth look into Knight's use of 3D printing in the edge prep and insert carrier process, which includes the introduction of a new material into the design, durable ABS plastic. The study also delivers detail-specific information on how Knight fine-tuned Mojo to improve overall operations for superior results.
To read the full Modern Machine Shop article, visit http://www.mmsonline.com/articles/3d-printed-tooling-speeds-manufacturing-of-cutting-tools.