On March 18, 2019 Matt Melonio presented “Laser Ablation: A Complimentary Mold Making Process”  at ANTEC® 2019 in Detroit as part in the Mold Making & Mold Technology INSPIRE speaker series.

The goal of the presentation was to help mold makers, engineers and product designers better understand how 5-axis lasers can be used to machine small mold features and increase the “value add” of a single setup that can include decorative engraving and full array of texture surfacing. Matt’s presentation included examples that demonstrate how 5-axis laser machining can help to lower the cost and shorten the turnaround for both prototype molds and production mold sets.

We thank the SPE’s Mold Making & Mold Technology group for the opportunity to speak and their support along the way.