MoldMaking Technology Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
MoldMaking Technology (MMT) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1998, MMT remains committed to everything moldmaking, from design to first shot. This industry, which is utterly dependent on accurate, repeatable and efficient technologies throughout the design and build stages, was so worthy of a publication of its own. We are honored to celebrate this milestone with the industry and look forward to many more years to come.
MoldMaking Technology’s April 2018 issue, which honors the launch of MMT’s premier issue, will focus on the growth of mold manufacturing by revisiting some of the people, companies and topics that filled the pages of MMT’s first issues.
For example, a recreation of our premier issue cover, an interview with the founder of the publication as well as ownership who took over in 2004, a profile of the acquisition and evolution of shops profiled in 1998, a look at workforce development advancements, a perspective on 20 years of toolmaking throughout Europe, state of the industry comparison between 1998 and 2018, and lessons learned in moldmaking throughout the past 20 years shared by readers and technology suppliers.
Coverage will continue online at moldmakingtechnology.com as we reconnect with original Editorial Advisory Board members, share brief updates on schools covered in 1998, provide guest commentaries on hot topics, revisit news of the day, technology from the 1990s and events that were on everyone’s agenda.
This milestone coverage will also include a social media blitz across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, encouraging readers and supporters to celebrate with us by signing our virtual guestbook and sharing memories and favorite moments throughout the past 20 years, using #MMMag 20.Commemorative Top 10 t-shirts will be given out at Amerimold Expo 2018 in Novi, Michigan on June 13 -14.
This industry, which is utterly dependent on accurate, repeatable and efficient technologies throughout the design and build stages, was so worthy of a publication of its own. We are honored to celebrate this milestone with the industry and look forward to many more years to come.
2018 will also be a big year for the moldmaking community in general. Gardner Business Intelligence reports growth opportunities for mold builders this year and beyond. This positive projection in growth and spending is timed with the three largest trade shows for mold builders. With NPE taking over Orlando in May, Amerimold moving into Detroit in June and IMTS occupying Chicago in September, both the metalworking and plastics side of mold building will be given the spotlight.
This year will provide a powerful opportunity for moldmakers to research the technologies, processes and strategies in which to invest, and to learn about new business opportunities to help them grow. MMT will cover each event in print, online and live, including product reviews, exhibitor profiles, blogs, Show Daily features and videos—all housed on MoldMakingTechnology.com.
MoldMaking Technology (MMT) has been addressing the complete lifecycle of the design, manufacture and maintenance of a mold—from design to first shot—since its launch in 1998. MMT remains committed to bringing our audience what’s new and what works in mold manufacturing by focusing on the needs of today’s mold builders; when it comes to anything from successful business practices to manufacturing strategies. This important information can be found in a technology article, application story, shop profile or tip of the month that applies to today’s mold shop owner, tool and mold manufacturers, injection molders and OEMs.
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