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Published: 10/27/2016

TBT: Integrating Electrode Production

Many companies have an amazing setup in their shops and the machines are running day and night. But one thing still stands out for even the most advanced shops: how slow the EDM process can be.

Published: 9/29/2016

Achieving Real Cost Savings with Paperless Moldmaking

As I searched through the MMT article archives the words “paperless moldmaking” caught my eye. It was in the title of today’s Throwback Thursday article from Siemens PLM Software.

Published: 8/15/2016

Project-Based Learning – The Rest of the Story

In this month’s issue of MMT, I wrote about an instructor’s strategy for teaching his mechanical engineering students about moldmaking via project-based learning. I couldn’t include absolutely everything this instructor teaches his students, so I th...

Published: 7/27/2016

Using CAD/CAM for Product Development

To show the value of CAD/CAM software in research and development projects, I wanted to share this story that was sent to me about an Italian plastic injection mold builder that combines craftsmanship with current technologies to offer fully integra...

Published: 7/25/2016

Designing Molds, Building Futures

Wes Cobb, president of Technical Design Associates Inc. in Brevard, North Carolina, is the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Mold Technologies Division’s 2016 Mold Designer of the Year.

Published: 7/5/2016

SLIDESHOW: Technology Showcase, Software

Design and engineering is essential to building a better and more cost-effective mold with shorter leadtimes. Here is a sampling of some software technology solutions you may have missed.

Published: 7/1/2016

2016 Digital "Technology Review and Sourcing Guide" Available

If it's time to upgrade old equipment, try an alternative process, invest in a new strategy or just shop around, MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is the perfect companion to your decision-making process.

Published: 4/8/2016

Eliminate Software Clutter

An all-in-one mold design strategy can streamline the mold building process and increase accuracy.

Published: 3/24/2016

How Much Are Those Free Estimates Costing You?

Everyone says that time is money, yet many mold builders throw it away at an alarming rate by quoting for free. Check out what one cost estimator and automotive lighting specialist has to say about this industry challenge. If companies were to start...

Published: 2/25/2016

It's Not for Me

Almost every time I speak with a moldmaker about their ERP, scheduling or quoting software, they say that what is on the market is not specific enough for what they do, and they end up developing their own solution. Well, here are five questions to ...

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