Design, Build, Manage

“A moldmaker is a toolmaker who is knowledgeable on all aspects of the moldmaking process from mold design to first shot.” That was our statement to the industry as we launched the premier issue of MoldMaking Technology magazine 10 years ago … back in 1998.

“A moldmaker is a toolmaker who is knowledgeable on all aspects of the moldmaking process from mold design to first shot.” That was our statement to the industry as we launched the premier issue of MoldMaking Technology magazine 10 years ago … back in 1998.

The publication began with a focus defined in its tagline: Engineer Build Repair, and as time went by things changed … the industry changed, the people changed, the challenges changed, the technologies and strategies changed … and so did MoldMaking Technology magazine.

Although we’ve stayed true to our core focus since the magazine’s inception: dedicated 100 percent to the needs of management, engineers and supervisors within the moldmaking industry from front end mold design to mold repair, we’ve had to evolve a bit to keep up with the industry’s changing needs.

As the mold shop itself has transformed over the past decade—evolving into a mold manufacturing facility focused on both the business and technology side of designing, building, repairing/maintaining and managing the moldmaking process—so too has the magazine’s editorial direction.

For 2008 our logo has been updated to more accurately reflect the moldmaker’s complete involvement in the mold manufacturing process as well as the editorial approach we’ve taken over the years to deliver appropriate content: Design Build Manage.

This issue marks the beginning of MoldMaking Technology celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout the year with special editorial features that will take a look back at the industry through the eyes of its end users and suppliers. You will notice a fresh look and feel too.

Look for our 10th Anniversary Emblem throughout each issue, which calls out these special features. The June 2008 issue will be our official 10th anniversary issue, which will provide a snapshot of moldmaking 10 years ago with a look at the state of the industry and the typical shop profile as well as a forecast for the next 10 years and what the mold shop of 2018 will be.

With more emerging strategies and the continued development of technologies and services for moldmaking, we are looking forward to a stronger future for the industry. The staff at MoldMaking Technology looks forward to contributing even more to the continued growth of the moldmaking industry.

Our 2008 Top 10 Reasons to Be a MoldMaker t-shirt needs your help. Be on the lookout for details in the coming weeks on how to be part of the process.

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