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MoldMaking Technology is Returning with 30-Under-30 Honors Program

By: Grace Nehls

MoldMaking Technology brings back its 30-Under-30 Honors program, which was developed to help recognize the influx of young talent making a difference in the moldmaking community.
#leadership

Business Strategies

MMT Chats: Applying Bench Lessons to the Business of Moldmaking

By: Christina M. Fuges

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Mark Gauvain, one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members who has plenty to share as he recently made the move from working for some big manufacturers to working for himself as a consultant to moldmakers and molders on procurement and technology investment strategies.
#industry40 #sales #medical

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December Technology Roundup: Inspection/Measurement

By: Grace Nehls

MMT highlights products/services from Zeiss, High QA, Marposs, Shining 3D, L.S. Starrett, Renishaw and more. Find them here or in the December print issue.
#analysis

Design & Manufacturing Software

December Technology Roundup: Digital-Only

By: Grace Nehls

MMT presents a compilation of digital-only new/proven product content. Hot runners, machining, automation and software categories can be found below. 

Build

Advanced EDM Features Increase Efficiency and Change Perceptions

By: Cynthia Kustush

Unique features that drive optimum speed and accuracy in the EDM process helped change Viking Tool’s views on, and use of, EDM technologies.
#casestudy

Data Management Software

How to Optimize Quoting with Geometry-Guided Automation

By: Jason Ray, CEO, and Co-Founder, Paperless Parts

Automated quoting improves efficiency, reduces bottlenecks, increases production speed and trims costs for mold builders.

Workforce Development

4 Benefits of Improved Employee Training for MoldMakers and Molders

By: Lewis Yasenchak, Owner, P&Y Management Resources

Industry "know-how" and attention to everyone's development can mean big profits for your business.
#tips #education

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MMT Chats: MoldMaking Index Sheds Light on Recovery Trends

By: Christina M. Fuges

Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes shares insight on the rise caused by slowing delivery speeds of input goods to manufacturers; the ways large and small shops are fairing and the value of a diversification strategy.

Cutting Tools

Leadtime Leader Q&A: Correct Selection, Consistency and Coatings

By: Christina M. Fuges

The current Leadtime Leader, Precise Tooling Solutions, shares current capabilities and a glimpse of the changes occurring inside their manufacturing operations.

MMT Chats: Austrian Mold Builder Talks Reusable Masks, Motivation and Digital Molds

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with some of the Haidlmair team—CEO Mario Haidlmair, Head of Corporate Communications Peter Peschl (Austria) and COO/Sales for Haidlmair NA Angelo Morra (Canada)—about a reusable mask project to help fight COVID-19 as well as the role of digital molds today.
#covid-19

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WEBINAR: How to Take Advantage of 3+2 and Simultaneous 5-Axis Machining to Increase Productivity

By: Christina M. Fuges

“First, think about what you are doing and why,” emphasized Ken Conklin, the director of the Methods Dealer Network for Methods Machine Tools, when he shared his advice on how to implement five-axis machining in mold manufacturing.
#fiveaxis

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Six Considerations for Evaluating a Hot Runner System

By: David A. Hoffman

Details matter when it comes to selecting and integrating a hot runner system. This guide makes that process easier by covering those details thoroughly.
#tips