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This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.

MoldMaking Technology’s 30 Under 30 Honors Program shows off the next generation of talent making an impact across the mold manufacturing marketplace. Their stories are impressive and their energy is incredible! Working on this program has only increased my passion for this community!

Here are just a few tidbits from these two 30 Under 30 honorees to whet your appetite for our full conversation:

  • “I do whatever they tell me.”
  • Running five-axis machines.
  • Graduated apprentice program and running both sinker and wire EDMs.
  • Always interested in figure out how things work.
  • NCTAP was crucial in bringing both into moldmaking.
  • “Surround yourself with smart people.”
  • Being invited into the ‘inner circle’ of mold engineering has been a great accomplishment.
  • Sense of accomplishment from completing jobs.
  • The realization that there is plenty of Made in U.S.A. products.
  • Every day is a different job.
  • The precision of measuring machines is amazing.
  • Creating something out of a blank piece of steel.
  • Working on identifiable products is rewarding.
  • Mentoring goes beyond moldmaking and considers a life outside the shop.
  • Changing the way things are done to get better is key to attracting the next generation.
  • Need to increase outreach.
  • “If I’m in the same place in 5 years, I’ll be happy as long as I’m still learning.”
  • Discovering who they are as moldmakers.

And so much more ...



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