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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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See Latest CAD/CAM Tools and Technologies at Esprit World Conference
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ESPRIT World Conference 2016 will be held June 6th through June 10th in Naples, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort.

Plastics Certificate Program Graduates First Class
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Last year, Beaumont Technologies launched an education initiative through its subsidiary, the American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute, and it will feature the first graduating class from this Plastics Technology & Engineering (PTE) certificate program in its booth at Amerimold.

Moldmaker Adds Second Illinois Facility
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National Tool & Manufacturing has opened a new facility in Elgin, Illinois, to meet demand for increased capacity and expanded offerings of tight-tolerance mold bases.

Consulting Firm to Showcase Services, Data Tool
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Harbour Results will showcase its consulting services and Harbour IQ business intelligence tool in its booth at Amerimold.

Tooling Company Joins Injection Molding Collaboration
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In addition to showcasing its conformal cooling and other molding technologies, Baker Aerospace Tooling & Machining will highlight its involvement as a co-located sponsor of the SA Engineering Injection Molding Technology Collaboration Center, in Livonia, Michigan.

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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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