MMT Chats: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 1
MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about the future and science of moldmaking.
Don Smith has a long history with moldmaking, which has resulted in a passion for engineering and data. In Part 1 of this two-part MMT Chat, I get to the bottom of his work experience and why he believes that data is so important to the future of mold manufacturing—automation into the tool, Tooling 4.0; and engineering not just designing a mold.
A practical look at what to consider when purchasing client/server inventory management software and how to implement such a program, as well as why and how it can benefit mold manufacturing operations.
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Properly reviewing a mold design before manufacture can help avoid new tooling issues.