How to Hard-Mill Effectively

These are five rules for improving cutter performance and cutter life while maintaining tight tolerances during hard milling.

Business Strategies

Democratized Toolmaking

This moldmaker’s move from a top-down management structure to a team-oriented approach has led to a more flexible and efficient production process.


Unintended Consequences of Maximized Cooling

Here are five reasons not to maximize coolant flow rates with cores that are cooled by bubbler tubes.

MoldMaking Technology Magazine
December Issue

This month in MMT

Additive Manufacturing / Automotive/Transportation

Welcome to the Hub of Moldmaking in Portugal

Despite being a relatively small economy, the world's eighth-largest moldmaking country sits on the edge of Europe in relative obscurity. Evolved from a centuries-old glass-making tradition, Portugal today boasts some of the most advanced and innovative moldmaking businesses that have nearly doubled their export and production rate over the past ten years. Here is a look at this country’s recipe for success.

Business Strategies

How to Build Manufacturing Awareness with Events

Six best practices for hosting community events that promote industry engagement.

MMT Is Always Looking for our Next Leadtime Leader Award Winner

It’s about what you do with what you have.

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.