Cutting Tools

Face Milling Cutter for Maximum Reliability

Walter’s Xtra-tec XT M5012 face milling cutter with small indexable inserts and large depth of cut delivers versatility and accessibility.

Mold Components

Low-Leakage Temperature Control System Ensures Maximum Safety

The Hasco system showcases improved and robust quick-release couplings that guarantees safe and independent coupling with a maximum flow rate and a small, low-pressure drop.

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Additive Manufacturing for Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable. Learn the basics of additive manufacturing for production applications.

Marketing, Social Media and Moldmaking

Simple solutions and best practices for creating or strengthening your sales & marketing strategy to build brand and gain new business via print, digital and social media promotion.

Trends in Automotive

What's Next for the Automotive Industry? The Editors of AutoBeat explore the industry's transition to one where automotive manufacturing is safer, simpler, more regulated … and possibly reshored.

The Parts Cleaning Series

ON DEMAND: Learn how to use the latest technology and stay within environmental limitations with this 6-part webinar series.

Business Strategy

Gardner Business Index 2020 Year in Review

The GBI 2020 Year In Review looks back at business activity data over the last 12-months in order to give manufacturing leaders the insights they will need to maximize their success in 2021.


Westminster Tool Invests 10% of Revenue into New Machining Equipment

Westminster Tool’s investment in its hard machining department addresses growing production demands and opens doors for internal training opportunities.
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Leadtime Leader: Share How Your Shop Went Above and Beyond in 2020

The silver lining to 2020 is all of the stories and things that mold builders have been accomplishing during this pandemic. Consider entering for the Leadtime Leader Awards and show others how your shop has pulled through and gone above and beyond this year.


Mark Ullstrup to Retire from Superior Die Set

Ullstrup has dedicated over 40 years toward the company. His role as VP of marketing and sales will be assumed by Rodney Yeomans.


GWS Tool Group Acquires Taurus Tool & Engineering

The acquisition enhances the GWS product portfolio and capabilities in the area of custom HSS tooling and custom thread-on modular tooling, while adding additional capacity for complex carbide hole making and milling tools.


MGS Acquires European-Based Formteknik

The supplier of molding, molds and automation cells enhances its tooling, integrated services offerings and adds three moldmaking facilities in Europe with the acquisition.


Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Acquisition Trends and Lessons for Mold Builders

Jim Berklas is a former full-time M&A lawyer for several of the largest private equity firms in the country and has 25 years of M&A experience and 200 closed transaction. Today, he is founder and M&A Leader with Augmented Industry Services. He joins me for this MMT Chat on mergers and acquisitions trends and strategies within in the mold manufacturing industry.

Future Leadtime Leader Award Winners: Your Time Is Now

Enter for MoldMaking Technology’s Leadtime Leader Award and share how your shop went above and beyond this past year.

MMT Chats: Composites, Putting Material Only Where You Want It and the Impact on Tooling

For this MMT Chat, my guests are Robert Graup, Toolroom Manager for Intex Tooling Technologies (who is also a new MMT Editorial Advisory Board member) and Naithan Loach senior product manager with Axiom Group, who are willing to share details about their current work on continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics composites and its impact on tooling.

Maintenance & Repair

Laser Welding System Meets Smaller Footprint, Affordable Price

Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales releases the ID-1 Fixed Workstation, a system designed by moldmakers for moldmakers and engineered to repair inserts, components and smaller tooling.

Design & Mfg. Software

Digital Twin Software Update Enhances Functionality

NCSIMUL 2021 from Hexagon Production Software further increases shop-floor productivity and reduces manufacturing costs with improvements to detecting excess material, setup editing and wear on cutting tool simulation.

Mold Components

Cavity Interlocks Offer Precise Alignment of Small Molds

Progressive Components expands alignment lock product line with the Cavity, Flat Cavity and Round Cavity Interlocks for precise alignment.


U.S. Machine Tool Order Prediction Contest Poll Closes Jan. 15

By what percentage will the U.S. machine tool metal cutting dollar amount change in 2021 compared to 2020? Eight days left to submit your anonymous answer for a possible $500 prize.


TDM Systems Announces DSI as New Value-Added Reseller 

Desarrollo de Sistemas Informáticos’ (DIS) reselling of TDM’s tool data management systems will further a vision to fulfill customer’s needs to incorporate digitization into their manufacturing processes.


United Grinding Expands Customer and Community Outreach for 2021

United Grinding launches a new Youtube video series, student scholarships and digitization presentations at IMTS spark.