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Video: The Importance of Reshoring Mold and Die Manufacturing

By: Peter Zelinski

Sister brand Modern Machine Shop moderates a panel of experts who discuss why the price savings of offshoring tooling misses the total cost of sending tooling work away.

PODCAST: The Mission of Marketing Mold Manufacturing

By: Grace Nehls

Christina Fuges recently joined James Soto on the Industrial Strength Marketing Podcast to explore her journey through the manufacturing industry, the beginnings of the MMT brand and more. 
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Maintenance & Repair

Plug-And-Play Mold Monitoring Provides Transparent, Efficient Processes

By: Barbara Schulz

A plug-and-play mold monitoring device, which takes intelligence into the tool without the complexity often associated with Industry 4.0, helps mold owners who continue to struggle with monitoring their molds.  

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Michigan Mold Builder Gets Busines Savvy and Adds Vibration and Hot Plate Welding Services

By: Christina M. Fuges

Best Tool & Engineering identifies a new niche in vibration and hotplate welding and beefs up its business management skills.
#moldingequipment #leadership #profile

Business Strategies

A Best-Practices Quality Strategy for Profitability

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

Guidelines for quality and business process improvement planning to help achieve true business performance improvement and return on investment.
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Workforce Development

MMT Chat: Mental Health Is a Part of the Changing Manufacturing Workplace

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Human Asset Management Founder Marion Wells about how COVID-19 has accelerated the need to address the workforce development challenges our industry faces, including the mental health of your workforce.
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They May Not Be Making Headlines These Days, But They Are VERY Important!

By: Christina M. Fuges

With COVID, unrest and an upcoming election, nobody is talking about our wounded veterans in need … except iWarriors.  What is iWarriors, you ask?

2020-2030 Editorial Advisory Board: Meet New Board Member Camille M. Sackett

By: Christina M. Fuges

The 2020-2023 version of MoldMaking Technology's EAB features a new crew of 12 industry professionals. Here's one of them.
#leadership #editorialboardinsight

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Tax Relief to Help Manage the Impact of COVID-19

By: Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP, Mueller Prost

U.S. Congress and Treasury have provided relief to mold shops since the beginning of the coronavirus via accelerated deductions, new tax credits, guidance around these benefits and extensions on the time to file and pay taxes. 
#covid-19 #leadership

Workforce Development

How to Learn Mold Design Virtually

By: Davide Masato and Stephen Johnston, Department of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Plastics Engineering program instructors share their strategies for successful virtual learning for hands-on injection mold design.
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Workforce Development

Virtual Learning Is Taking Off in Moldmaking

By: Christina M. Fuges

If you were unable to attend Amerimold Connects, you can experience our version of virtual learning by watching all of the recorded live-stream presentations on the Amerimold Expo website. 
#editorial #education

Data Management Software

MMT Chat: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 2

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about lean manufacturing, teaching mold design and our future generation of mold engineers.
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