Webinar Review: A Look at Copper Alloy Molds

Copper is not strong enough to be used as a mold material, but by alloying copper, it can be made as strong as steel while retaining much of its thermal conductivity. This free webinar explains the various copper alloys used in plastic molding and the strengths and weaknesses of each alloy.
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Injection Molding Simulation Prediction vs. Actual

Simulations have come a long way in the last three decades, but if we seek to prevent dimensional variation, we must understand what provides the highest level of accuracy so we can make good injection mold engineering decisions.

Additive Manufacturing / Molds

Mold Builder Learns How to Use Hybrid AM to Build Conformal-Cooled Inserts

It is one thing to understand additive technology, but it is another to know when to invest, who to partner with and how to sell its value.

MoldMaking Technology November 2019

MoldMaking Technology Magazine
November Issue

MoldMaking Technology November 2019

This month in MMT

EDM / Mold Materials

How to EDM Steel and Copper Alloy Simultaneously

A strategy for machining details when the part geometry falls across multiple workpiece materials.


Using Teamwork and Attention to Detail to Tackle Complexity

Taking on complex molds requires a solid understanding of true complexity and teamwork.

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.