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Top 10 Reasons to be a MoldMaker Archive

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Each year, hundreds of mold manufacturing professionals submit their top reason(s) for being a mold manufacutrer. The editorial team at MoldMaking Technology reviews those submissions to cull the annual "Top 10 Reasons to be a MoldMaker," which is unveiled each year at Amerimold - The Event for Mold Manufacturing. While the industry waits for this year's list, here's a look back at Top 10 lists past. 

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Each year, hundreds of mold manufacturing professionals submit their top reason(s) for being a mold manufacturer. The responses range from the vulgar to the proud; the political to the comedic. But, all are wrought with the sense of community and tradition that has come to define the industry and its annual event, Amerimold. Following is an archive of recent Top 10 lists.

This year's list will be unveiled at Amerimold 2018, June 13-14 at Novi, MI’s Suburban Collection Showplace, you can register to attend for free using promo code: Top 10

2017 Top 10 Reasons to be a MoldMaker
10. Moldmakers can split hairs, like 30 times
9. Direction of pull matters
8. Molds are like marriage. There’s always a better half. 
7. We lube it right and torque it tight.
6. Everything is spot on.
5. Sometimes we just need a little side action to get the release we need.
4. Moldmaking is so sweet to the core, it’ll give you cavities
3. We excel at tight fits.
2. Moldmakers can prevent a shift a core values
1. We get to go with the flow.

2016 Top 10 Reasons to be a MoldMaker
10. If at first you don’t succeed, you’re not a moldmaker
9. Our DNA – from blood – is in every tool.
8. Shut-offs, stacks and seal-offs aren’t just for plumbers.
7. Good form is just part of the job!
6. Heavy metal is not just for rock stars. 
5. Tolerance comes naturally to a moldmakers.
4. What else are you going to do between hunting seasons? 
3. Close outs and clearances aren’t just for department stores. 
2. We may be stressed, but our mold blocks aren’t
1. Our runners won’t flash you at the gate

2015 Top 10 Reasons to Be a MoldMaker
10. We know how to heat thinks up or keep them cool. 
9.   Success can hinge on the smallest of details. 
8.   Dentists love us because we create cavities. 
7.   Diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend. 
6.   Everything is spot on.
5.   We create the master for many dependents. 
4.   Flashing is legal in all 50 states
3.   Out pockets are never empty.
2.   Moldmakers are able to prevent a hist in covr values
1.   There is no crying in moldmaking!

2014 Top 10 Reasons to Be a Moldmaker
10. We can set off a metal detector with our bare hands.
9.  Moldmakers have expanded core values.
8.  We firmly believe in tolerance.
7.  Moldmakers aren't rough around the edges.
6.  We get the opportunity to vent at work.
5.  Moldmakers are happiest when the chips are down.
4.  We are the only people who are happy to have a cavity filled.
3.  We do better setups than a bartender.
2.  It's one job where making a negative impression creates a positive result.
1.  It's a choice, tool or die.

2013 Top 10 Reasons to be a MoldMaker
10. “I do it for the chips.”
9. We shape things to come.
8. We do it with precision.
7. We get to form the world around us.
6. A moldmaker has the power over shoot and ship.
5. The manly cutting fluid cologne.
4. We always leave a lasting impression.
3. We enjoy working with impossible deadlines.
2. Because metal slivers in your hands are the new wave in body piercing.
1. Moldmakers are good to the core.

2012 Top 10 Reasons to Be a MoldMaker
10. You are equipped to follow your Mom's advice: "You gotta mold your own destiny, son!!"
9. Nobody asks you to help build anything because it takes you an hour to cut a 2 x 4               10.000000" long.
8. Grease underneath your fingernails is a "manicure"
7. When you drive to work, there is no traffic.
6. You get to work with "precious metals" daily.
5. Trouble finders are able to get into deep chip.
4. You save money on auto repair by turning your own brake rotors.
3. I'm improving your way of life. Trust me!.
2. The microorganisms growing in the coolant help boost immunity. 
1. It was moldmaking or jail

2011 Top 10 Reasons to be a MoldMaker
10. You are like a magician who never gives away his secrets.
9. Making molds is im”PRESS”ive.
8. You love the smell of stagnant coolant in the wee hours of the morning.
7. You are able to use terminology that most people don’t understand.
6. You only have to work half days; otherwise known as 12 hours.
5. You feel like an artist who just created a masterpiece.
4. You impress your friends with your math prowess.
3. Only moldmakers have proper and vulgar references for identifying mold parts.
2. When a moldmaker calls home to tell the wife he has to work late,
he’s not lying.
1. You shape the world we live in.

 


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