In the Trenches: Mold Repair

In this multi-part series of articles, contributer James Bourne, a tool repair supervisor and freelance writer, shares his own personal struggles in the business, as well as lessons learned and tricks of the trade garnered along the way.

Performing mold repair day in and day out often seems like a thankless job, and it can feel lonely “in the trenches,” to boot. In this series of articles, contributer James Bourne, a tool repair supervisor and freelance writer, shares his own personal struggles in the business, as well as lessons learned and tricks of the trade garnered along the way.

Mold Repair is a Challenge Worth Choosing

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Taking Mold Repair to the Next Level

Shaving with Occam’s Razor

Shaving with Occam’s Razor, Part 2

Thinking Outside the Box

I Need a Crash Cart in Here

The Obvious Next Step in Minimizing Press Downtime

The Trouble with Troubleshooting

How Not to Troubleshoot in Mold Repair

How Not to Troubleshoot, Part 2

An Ounce of Prevention – Design Review

No Hill for a Stepper

Tools of the Trade

Taking Action

Developing a Workorder Database

Think Like a Toolmaker

Who is ROI Anyway?

The Pitfalls of Press Work

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