MMT ZONE: Business Strategies

Finding, Training & Retaining Employees
In this multi-part series of articles, contributor Ryan Pohl, a journeyman CNC machinist who also holds a master's degree in industrial training and development, addresses the skilled-labor shortage and its potential to dramatically hinder the future sustainability and growth of the moldmaking industry. He is convinced that with a renewal of pride in workmanship and an updated training format, Americans can secure their futures as leaders in the industry. more (+)

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Meusburger Announces Acquisition of PSG Plastic Service GmbH
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The Austrian standard parts manufacturer takes over the German hot runner specialist

SLIDESHOW: Leadtime Leaders Made Their Presence Known at Amerimold
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The moldmaking community is a family of sorts, and this becomes very evident every year at Amerimold when we celebrate our annual Leadtime Leader Awards Competition. Last week this was taken to another level when 2016 Winner Krieger Craftsmen registered a busload of people to attend Amerimold and make their presence known.

Are You Optimizing Part Design and Manufacturability?
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Autodesk presented a free webinar titled “Using the Power of DOE to Design Process and Part Improvement”. If you missed it, you can still access it here.

GF to Acquire Innovative US Micro-Machining Specialist
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The acquisition of Microlution is in line with GF Machining Solutions’ strategy to enlarge its technology portfolio.

GBI: Moldmaking for May 2016 - 48.1
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The industry contracted for the second month in a row, although the rate of contraction decelerated and the general trend of the index has been positive since October.

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Business Strategies


Today’s mold manufacturer needs to be as much a businessman as a craftsman, so it is crucial to pay attention to the management issues facing your shop including—sales & marketing plan, global initiatives/strategies, banking and finance, workforce development and new business opportunities.

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