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When I received the announcement about the appointment of Harry Moser to the U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC), I immediately reached out to him to find out what the appointment entails and how he sees himself making a difference.

Moser, who is founder and president of The Reshoring Initiative, is one of 25 individuals who have been appointed to serve on the IAC. The organization was first chartered in 2016, and has made recommendations on issues including infrastructure investment priorities, improving U.S. workforce development initiatives, and creating/improving digital tools to support economic development. Many of these recommendations are being acted on by various arms of the Department of Commerce, which is currently being led by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

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Custom Mold & Design (CMD) of Forest Lake, Minnesota, has been getting a lot of press lately and rightly so. This engineering company that designs and builds molds has made the move to additive manufacturing with its investment in a hybrid machine that performs both selective laser sintering and high-speed milling.  CMD is using the technology to produce conformal-cooled inserts.

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On Thursday, October 24, AMBA will host a dual Plant Tour Workshop at JMMS, Inc. (Easley, South Carolina) and MSI Mold Builders SE (Greenville, South Carolina). With a specialization in die and mold program management for OEMs and tier vendors, JMMS uses its “Plan. Do. Check. Act.” strategy to help clients improve part quality, use less material and lower cycle times for better manufacturability, while MSI Mold Builders SE dedicates itself to lean manufacturing processes, resulting in the design of accurate and durable steel and aluminum molds. Tour Workshop includes tours of both facilities, lunch and cross-talk and networking reception the evening of October 23.

One of AMBA’s primary membership benefits is the opportunity for professionals in different functional areas to connect with peers. This event, facilitated by an AMBA staff member, provides opportunities for mold manufacturers to share challenges with industry peers, ask questions and solve common problems. By joining such an expansive and energized group of professionals, members can access the AMBA community for virtual networking, without leaving the office!

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By: Heather Wintle 9/20/2019

Tech Trends: K 2019 Sneak Peek, Part 2

As the world’s leading trade fair for plastics and rubber, K 2019 has many exciting things for attendees to see and learn about. This event, to be held October 16-23 in Dusseldorf, Germany, will not only have hot topics covering key industry themes and special shows and discussions dedicated to trend-setting developments and innovations, but it will also be host to exhibitors from around the globe.

Though K 2019 is only a month away, we here at MoldMaking Technology want to give you a sneak peek at the types of products you’ll see from its exhibitors, right here.

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Richard Oles, President and CEO of ALBA Enterprises in Torrance, California, used webcam video, animation and PowerPoint slides to engage webinar attendees and immerse them in a family of technology options for mold movement. For example, hydraulic cylinder solutions engineered specifically for the plastic and die cast industries,  mechanical couplers and plate actuation systems.

 

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