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MMT Chats: True Leadership Leads to Mentoring, Part 1

By: Christina M. Fuges

This trio from TK Mold and Engineering in Romeo, Michigan, joins me to discuss the role of leadership and culture in mentorship. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#30under30 #education #leadership

Maintain

Technology Roundup: Surface Treatment

By: Grace Nehls

Engraving systems, part polishing services, portable fiber laser marking units, ceramic super stones and more make up this month’s product/service compilation.

Video: Working On and In An Apprenticeship Program

Christina Fuges and Ryan Delahanty chat with Edro Engineering and Specialty Steels about apprenticeship and training in the virtual video series “What's New and What Works in Mold Manufacturing.”
#imts

Business Strategies

How to Market on a Budget

By: Kelly Kasner, Director of Sales & Marketing, Michiana Global Mold

The director of sales and marketing for an Indiana-based mold builder shares how to develop a low-cost marketing strategy.
#sales #marketing #editorialboardinsight

Build

How to Analyze and Optimize Cutting Conditions to Reduce Cycle Time

By: Gene Granata, Product Manager, CG Tech

Plastic injection mold design and manufacturing company puts NC program optimization software module to the test. The results were surprising.
#analysis #fiveaxis #highspeedmachining

March Machine Tool Orders Most Since March 2019

By: Steven Kline, Jr.

Machine tool unit orders increased 45.1% in March compared with one year ago. Strong growth in the GBI: Metalworking is indicating further strong growth in machine tool orders.

MoldMaking Technology's Top-Viewed Content: Multi-Material Molds, Additive Manufacturing, Machining and More

By: Katelyn Arnold

The MoldMaking Technology team has pulled together a list of the top performing items of the last month based on recent pageview analytics. Take a look.
#3dprinting

MMT Chats: 5 in 5 with Intex Tooling Technologies

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges gets mold builders to reveal their five best practices for improving efficiencies in culture, technology, process, measuring success and staying competitive ... in 5 minutes. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#leadership #analysis

Design & Manufacturing Software

Tips for Tackling Mold Design, Machining, Cutting Tool and Wear Challenges

By: Christina M. Fuges

Tips for tasks ranging from reducing risk in part design and taking advantage of five-axis machining to refining cutting tool performance and reducing wear with guiding and centering systems.

Video: Mold Design, Engineering and Virtual Learning

Christina Fuges and Ryan Delahanty chat with Don Smith of Scholle IPN and Davide Masato of UMass Lowell about COVID-19, education, mold design and more in the virtual video series “What's New and What Works in Mold Manufacturing.”
#industry40 #education #imts

New Orders, Production Register Slowing April Activity

By: Michael Guckes

Total new orders for April registered slowing growth while export orders contracted. Much of the expansion in moldmaking orders during COVID-19 has come from domestic demand.
#ecomonics #analysis

Mold Components

Growing AM's Presence in Moldmaking

By: Christina M. Fuges

Advanced Michigan mold manufacturer advocates for additive manufacturing in moldmaking through collaboration and education.
#profile #conformalcooling #3dprinting