How to Ensure Quality Offshore Tooling

When working with a foreign mold builder provide clear expectations and conduct comprehensive reviews throughout the moldmaking process to ensure a robust mold.

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Multiple Pathways to 5-Axis Machining of Molds and Dies

Five-axis machining can dramatically improve the quality of a mold as was well as reduce the time required to machine it. What level of five-axis technology best fits your shop? Here are some options.

Leadtime Leader

PODCAST: "Leading" Shops Give Away Secrets to Success

These two mold builders agree that getting your team involved in examining every aspect of your shop will help the business grow, and MoldMaking Technology’s annual Leadtime Leader Awards program did just that for X-Cell Tool & Mold and Maximum Mold Group.  

MoldMaking Technology Magazine
December Issue

This month in MMT

Hot Runners

How Electric Actuation Benefits the Mold Supply Chain

Hot runner valve gating has always offered pneumatic and hydraulic actuation, but today electric is an alternative to consider.


Improve Overall Inspection with Automated Measurement

Automated shop floor inspection and measurement technologies are leading mold builders to smart manufacturing.

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.