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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 ...

Published: 1/9/2015

New Blog Series: The Designer's Edge

Here's to a new year and a new bi-weekly blog series by guest blogger Randy Kerkstra that will offer ways to design and use the mold for effective troubleshooting and for yielding the largest processing window possible. We appreciate Randy's willing...

Published: 1/6/2015

VIDEO: How to Machine a Football

We are in the heat of football season, so what better time to showcase how a football is machined.This video shows a model American Football being created out of 6061 Aluminium with a Toyoda UX-570 5 axis machine with a 3D offset toolpath: 0.032 dia...

Published: 12/23/2014

CAD/CAM Allows Moldmaker to Make Big Moves

KA Tooling says its CAD/CAM software provided the necessary confidence to invest in additional CNC machines and move to larger facilities to meet the growing demand for injection molds.

Published: 9/8/2014

IMTS: The Need for Speed

High-efficiency and five-axis machining are essential for gaining speed and accuracy in machining operations today. To drive that point home Delcam has set up a dedicated test drive area in its IMTS booth where visitors are shown key features of its...

SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.