Mold Components

Thermal Protection Hose Enhance Occupational Safety

A braided textile glass fiber and a silicone foam coating meets injection mold temperature control requirements, improved mechanical properties and ease of use.
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Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Takes Lead Involvement in Novel Compact Wire-Fed AM Project

InnovateUK research project to demonstrate advantages of the HMT interchangeable head over subtractive manufacturing and DED techniques.
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Top Shops

The Gardner Business Intelligence and Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Program is both an honor for the shops chosen annually, and a benchmarking tool for all who participate. See how your business stacks up.

Apprenticeship Programs

What does it take to run a apprenticehip program? Learn from the pros at ERDO Specialty Steels about the structure, materials, goals that have made their training program a success.

Mold Design & Engineering and Virtual Learning

Zoom, Go To Meeting, Skype… these days everyone is trying remote and virtual learning. Hear from moldmaking pros about the lack of basic mold design education and propose a virtual solution.

Why Multitasking?

Machine tools that can perform turning, milling and other operations on one platform offer process efficiencies that more and more shops are leveraging to their advantage.

Mold Components

Leaf Spring Roll Stopper Locks In Slide Bodies' End Position

The Meusburger E 3050 leaf spring roll stopper offers two variations that enable retaining forces up to 140 N. Components guarantee minimal friction and no play.

Mold Components

Wedge Lock Washers Reliably Secure Screw Connections

Hasco America zinc-coated wedge lock washers Z693 use tension instead of friction to avoid loosening bolts during intense vibrations or heavy loads.

Mold Components

Tunnel Gate Inserts Support Flexible Injection Mold Applications

i-mold’s TG Series range with curved feed channels give users nine different configurations.

NEWS

Michiana Global Mold Announces Management Transformation

Fifty-seven years ago, a core group of elite and pioneer moldmakers, who were more like family, formed a company. Now, MGM is positioning itself for greater growth with a transformed management framework.

NEWS

Reynolds Machinery Achieves #1 Distributor Status from Hurco North America

Hurco representatives present the 2020 Top Unit Sales Award to Reynolds Machinery for the team’s focus on support and service, even after the sale.

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AMBA 2021 Business Forecast Report Reflects Industry Optimism and Near-Future Improvement

Benchmarking report indicates current business conditions remain positive for 99% of mold builders and many manufacturers believe business conditions in Q1 will increase.

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30 Under 30: Nominate Today!

MoldMaking Technology is looking for 30 individuals under the age of 30 making a difference in moldmaking. Take a look around you and nominate potential winners. Deadline is March 19th.

Why Shops Should Apply for Leadtime Leader

MoldMaking Technology’s Leadtime Leader Award has been an ongoing award since 2003. All these years later, it is a prestigious award given only to moldmakers who excel. Be the shop that wins.

Hot Runners

Melt Delivery and Control System Enables Ultimate Design Freedom

Scalable to 128 cavities, Husky’s UltraShotTM Injection System offers the injection molding process unconstrained part design and risk-free scalability.

Cutting Tools

Cutting Tool Orders Poised for Growth in 2021

The annual rate of contraction in cutting tool orders has nearly bottomed. And, based on trends in the Gardner Business Index and macroeconomic manufacturing data, cutting tool orders should see double-digit growth by year-end.

Mold Components

Integrated Modular Cabling Standardizes Core Signal Wiring

With the PFA Switchmax, it is now possible to connect all core position sensors into single press inputs for set and pull and block unwanted signals.

Business Strategy

5 Quick Steps to Strategize for 2021

The year 2020 increased financial strain on businesses. As we recover, here are a few recommendations to put a plan in place, so your team can get through the next set of challenges.

NEWS

Summit Tooling and Summit Plastics Acquired by Fathom

The acquisition will enhance Fathom’s domestic injection molding and tooling capabilities, and take Summit’s growth trajectory to the next level.

NEWS

Mazak’s All Axes LIVE Event to Feature Advanced Technologies for Today’s Manufacturing Challenges

The company will unveil its new INTEGREX i-H series and NEO machine models and showcase optimized gear machining, driving continuous improvement in the manufacturing space.

NEWS

Manufacturers' Survey Reveals Heavy Industry Loss Due to Ongoing Border Restrictions

Border restrictions barring non-essential travel between Canada and U.S. have caused lost business for more than two-thirds of manufacturers. Associations ask for clearer guidelines.