The NAM keeps moldmakers on top of government and legislative issues that are imperative to know to successfully run a shop in today's global marketplace.It's a Material World
Strength, hardness and machinability are the common buzzwords that come into play when examining the new materials on the market.Design Criteria for Using Copper Alloys in Molds
The extent of copper alloy use, the success of its application and the life of the components are determined by the selected alloy in combination with the design of the application.Plunge Milling Saves Time on Big Mold Cavities
By using a plunge mill, what used to take four hours now takes only 30 minutes—and stretches mold feedstock.Part Three of a Three-Part Series Laser Beam Hardening: A Flexible Tool for Wear Protection
The development of a new laser beam scanning system for the heat treatment of tool steels and various metals.Lessons in the Use of Electroformed Nickel Tools
Solutions to problems moldmakers face with today’s styling requirements in the instrument panel tooling industry.Improve Shop Efficiencies with The Right Material Supplier
What to look for when choosing a single source for your product needs.
Become aware that times have truly changed and then design a business model that involves you in the process.Part Three of a Three-Part Series Setting Up Shop
Mold handling and the overhead hoist system.Achieving Cavity Balance: Another Factor for Success
A look at good and bad cavity layouts and runner designs.Putting Your Name Up in Cyber-Lights
Basic pointers on making your Web presence felt.Making the Transition to High Performance Machining Techniques
Implementing HPM techniques—such as hard milling—into component production can be straightforward with the correct process and other considerationsFocus on Tooling Access to Improve Productivity
How to apply lean tools at leverage points in a mold shop to achieve a focused business objective.