About this series: For those charged with raising the sales of a mold building company, differentiating one’s company from the competition is fundamental. This quarterly series features actual examples of the front-line representative of a mold building company presenting new approaches to improve the customer’s profitability.How to Get the Most Out of Your Control
If the spindle is the heart of the machining center, the control is the brain. This article will help you explore whether it’s time to expand your brain and find new efficiencies to increase profitability.Laser Sintering And Conformal Cooling Channels
Moldmakers who are interested in exploring conformal cooling, but are concerned about its complexity and expense need to understand two things: it is neither complex nor expensive.Prepare for a New Economy with Three Critical Investments
It’s time for mold manufacturers to use the experience they’ve gained as craftsmen to develop new opportunities for their businesses.Polishing: Trends and Opportunities
Polishing industry trends “mirror” those in the moldmaking industry: shorter leadtimes, new growth opportunities/diversification and process improvement via technology advances.Rising Corporate Profits Bode Well for Moldmakers
If you ask any red-blooded, patriotic American manufacturer what he or she is in business to make, the answer should be quick and simple.CAD/CAM/CAE Integration Eases Flow Simulation
Moldmakers benefit from having flow simulation as part of the CAD/CAM environment—reducing the time and effort involved in running a flow analysis study and getting the product to market.Triangle Tool: Product-to-Tool Service
This Large Shop Leadtime Leader Winner penetrates new markets with complete product-to-tool service while investing in technology.Street Cred: Capitalizing On Current Conditions And Best Practices
There are areas of opportunity for your business, but all may require changing or adapting to capitalize. Change is the single most difficult characteristic to successfully manage for any business at any stage, let alone in times like these when change is so prevalent and harsh.
In the early 1980s, leading mold base manufacturing companies challenged the specialty steel suppliers to develop an improved pre-hardened stainless holder steel for use in mold base tooling.
Whatever the item a company intends to produce, creating a prototype is crucial to the design process.
No place is the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention” more at work than in manufacturing … mold manufacturing.
Total Mold Business Index for March 2010: 44.7
Established in 2005, the Michigan Tooling Group (MTG) was formed to be a Best in Class, total solutions provider for tooling and related services.
When Wayne Sikorcin, owner of Craftsman Tool & Mold Co. (Aurora, IL)—a moldmaker turned mold base builder—got frustrated tying water balloons at a family picnic several years ago, he decided to turn that frustration into innovation by using his moldmaking background, experience and connections to develop, design, prototype and mold a device that would tie a knot on a water balloon.
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