Amerimold Connects: Content and Community

Content is broken down into tracks for easy searching: Engineer, Build, Maintain, Mold and Business and Current Events.


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MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges shares a quick preview of the content available during Amerimold Connects.

Content is available to view all week.  LIVE sessions are being recorded, so they can viewed with the On-Demand Content after the run live.

Here is a list of the LIVE sessions:

  • Tool Shop Live! High-Level Hot Runner Mold Preventative Maintenance
  • Sourcing Fair Live: A Conversation with OEM Tooling Experts on Purchasing Trends
  • Time to Rethink the Moldmaking & Molding Supply Chain
  • Moldmaking 4.0: Let’s Get Real about all this Data—From Design to First Shot to Maintenance
  • Forging a Path to a Safe and Secure Future: Cybersecurity & Manufacturing
  • AMT: 2020 Metalworking Industry Outlook and IMTS
  • Leading the Charge – Lessons Learned in Today’s Business Environment
  • Unveiling of the 2020 Top 10 Reasons to Be a Moldmaker T-shirts and 2020 Leadtime Leader Awards Ceremony
  • PLASTICS: 2020 Plastics Industry Outlook
  • Leading Mold Manufacturers Share 30 Best Practices in 30 Minutes on Ways to Improve Efficiencies
  • Current State and Outlook of the U.S. Moldmaking Industry
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Manufacturing 

Here’s a big thank you to all of the exhibitors and attendees supporting this premier event.

Here is a preview of the On-Demand Sessions

The focus of these sessions is supply chain management/sourcing:

  • There Is A Better Way: Proven Method for Buying and Managing of a Mold
  • The Importance of Reshoring Mold and Die Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19 (Part I)
  • Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: For Job Shops and Other Suppliers (Part II)
  • Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: For OEMs (Part IlI)
  • Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: How to Get Started with TCO (Part IV)
  • What to Expect with USMCA and What’s Next for U.S. Trade Polic

The focus of these sessions is COVID-19:

  • The Importance of Leadership and Focus During and After COVID-19
  • Liberty Molds Talks Respirators, Reshoring and Recommendations
  • Remoting, Reaching Out and Ramping Up Recyclable PPE
  • A Truly "Coronavirus" Collaborative Effort Puts Moldmaking, Manufacturing in the Spotlight
  • Being Dynamic Amid Crisis
  • The Cavalier Tool Army Takes on COVID-19

The focus of these sessions is workforce development:

  • Cross-Generational Mentorship: Participants Share Their Journey
  • Planning for the 2030 Workforce Challenge
  • A Unique Approach to Filling Specific Workforce Needs
  • On Demand content is broken down into tracks for easy searching: Engineer, Build, Maintain, Mold and Business and Current Events. These are available to view all week.

These sessions highlight a variety of strategies and best practices from some leading mold builders and molders:

  • Quick Conversations Can Change the Course of Your Business
  • Keeping Culture Change Constant and Consistent
  • Data Plan, Leadership Teams and Continuous Improvement Culture
  • The Magic of Manufacturing and Marketing
  • Benefits and Challenges to Becoming a One Stop Shop
  • 3-in-1 Moldmaking Force Always Looking for Problems ... to Solve
  • Listening and Understanding Leads to Success

These sessions focus on design and engineering technologies and strategies:

  • Essential Design for Additive Manufacturing Principles
  • Controlled Porosity Can Be Functional Advantage Realized via 3D Printing
  • Reduce Delivery Time and Increase Mold Quality

These sessions focus on machining, cutting tools, EDM, automation, mold component, hot runner, inspection & measurement technologies and strategies:

  • A Look at Tooling 4.0
  • Digital Manufacturing in Action: Connecting Advanced Control Technology to Five-Axis Machining
  • General-Purpose Holemaking Using Replaceable Insert Drill
  • Consistent Tool Holding Practices for the Die-Mold Industry
  • Custom Mold & Design Talks Hybrid Additive Manufacturing
  • Achieve Repeatable Perfection with New Surface Grinding Technology
  • Tackling Linear Movements in a Mold
  • How to Machine an “Impossible Part” without EDM or Five-Axis Machining
  • CNC Deep Hole Drilling With Milling
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Hot Runner Systems and How to Optimize Their Performance
  • Integrated Technologies to Drive Costs Out and Improve Part Quality

These sessions focus on mold maintenance, repair and surface treatment technologies and strategies:

  • Now You See It – Now You Don’t: The Magic of Dry Ice in Plastics, Rubber Industry Applications
  • A Video Tutorial on How Advanced Laser Texturing Technology Works
  • Working Remote? Add Visibility to Your Existing ERP System
  • How to Correctly Diagnose Hot Runner Electrical Issues
  • How to Safely Maintain Cooling Passages within Your Molds
  • Improving Your Mold Handling Process
  • Achieve Trouble-Free Molding with Precise, Turnkey Mold Technology Solutions
  • From Mold Finishing to Welding to Repair: Experts Share Their Secrets to a Smoother Project


And don’t forget to check out our Forum for post commentary, for continuing conversation after LIVE sessions and general networking.


Also be sure to spend time in the exhibitor showrooms for technology solutions, giveaways, videos, new products, discounts, interviews, how to tutorials, etc. and to set up meetings.