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A Blueprint for Die-Mold Shop Automation

An increasing number of mold and die makers are considering automation to get better utilization of their equipment and skilled people. While it will take good planning and execution, there is a manageable path to automation that will bring efficiencies to tool shops in ways hardly imaginable only a few years ago.
#successionplanning

Machining

Universal Cylindrical Grinding Machine Grinds Complex Test Specimens

United Grinding North America Inc.’s Studer S33 offers a host of machining features, including graphical StuderPictogramming and optional fully flexible automation.

IMTS spark

Explore IMTS Spark Knowledge Centers

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.

Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.

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.

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.

Cutting Tools

Shoulder Milling Cutter Handles Versatile Operations and Materials

Walter USA’s Xtra-tec XT M5130 is engineered for processing reliability, cost efficiency and increased production.
#highspeedmachining

Maintenance & Repair

How to Map Mold Water Circuits

Prevent mold damage and maintain consistent part quality by using a mold mapping system that ensures consistent turbulent flow.

Automation

Cobot Software Update Adds and Improves Operational Features

The line of 0B7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics have been enhanced with 50 additional operational and ease-of-use features.
#industry40

NEWS

Siemens NX Tooling Application 2020 Workshop Transitions to Virtual Event

The virtual-only NX Mold Wizard event will run Oct. 5-6, and the NX Die Wizard event will run Oct. 7-8. It will also be free of charge to participate.

NEWS

AMBA Releases 2020 R&D Tax Credit Use in Mold Manufacturing Report

It is important for mold manufacturers to identify areas where they can reduce overall income tax liability. One such opportunity to is with AMBA’s 2020 R&D Tax Credit Use in Mold Manufacturing Report.

NEWS

Stellar Mold & Tool Announces Sale of Business

Jeff Stegemeyer, President and owner has announced the sale of Stellar Mold & Tool to local business owner, Jason Lawton.

LATEST VIDEOS

Video: The Importance of Reshoring Mold and Die Manufacturing

Sister brand Modern Machine Shop moderates a panel of experts who discuss why the price savings of offshoring tooling misses the total cost of sending tooling work away.

Workforce Development

MMT Chat: Mental Health Is a Part of the Changing Manufacturing Workplace

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Human Asset Management Founder Marion Wells about how COVID-19 has accelerated the need to address the workforce development challenges our industry faces, including the mental health of your workforce.

Workforce Development

MMT Chat: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 2

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about lean manufacturing, teaching mold design and our future generation of mold engineers.

PODCAST: The Mission of Marketing Mold Manufacturing

Christina Fuges recently joined James Soto on the Industrial Strength Marketing Podcast to explore her journey through the manufacturing industry, the beginnings of the MMT brand and more. 
#leadership

Data Management Software

Plug-And-Play Mold Monitoring Provides Transparent, Efficient Processes

A plug-and-play mold monitoring device, which takes intelligence into the tool without the complexity often associated with Industry 4.0, helps mold owners who continue to struggle with monitoring their molds.  

Additive Manufacturing

Open Software Technology Refines 3D Printing and Scanning Workflows

Siemen’s Parasolid geometric modeling software now offers tools for Convergent Modeling and lattice structures.
#3dprinting

NEWS

Heidenhain Announces Opening of Expanded Western U.S. Headquarters

Heidenhain Corp. announced the opening of its newly completed West Coast headquarters.

NEWS

Harbour Results Expands Team with Manufacturing, Research Experts

Harbour Results has expanded its team of experts to address the increased need for strategic and operational improvements among manufacturers due to the COVID-19 crisis.

NEWS

Cavalier Increases Its Business Development Team

Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing is increasing its business development team.