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The New Moldmaking Business Model

By: Don Smith, Sr. Tooling Manager, North America Scholle IPN

Developing a strategic view for your moldmaking business is the first step in building an appropriate business model. 
#industry40 #basics #sales

Cutting Tools

Technology Roundup: You'll Only See It Here!

By: Grace Nehls

MMT presents a compilation of digital-only new/proven product content. Cutting tools, machining, AM, software and inspection/measurement categories are showcased in this latest roundup.
#drills #3dprinting

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Cutting Tool Orders Poised for Growth in 2021

By: Steven Kline, Jr.

The annual rate of contraction in cutting tool orders has nearly bottomed. And, based on trends in the Gardner Business Index and macroeconomic manufacturing data, cutting tool orders should see double-digit growth by year-end.

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How to Extend the Life of Die-Cast Die Components with Proprietary Black Nitride Treatment

By: Peggy Malnati

Proprietary black nitride treatment significantly increases strength, hardness, wear and soldering resistance of steel die-cast die and mold components.
#toolsteel

Business Strategies

5 Quick Steps to Strategize for 2021

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

The year 2020 increased financial strain on businesses. As we recover, here are a few recommendations to put a plan in place, so your team can get through the next set of challenges.

30 Under 30: Nominate Today!

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology is looking for 30 individuals under the age of 30 making a difference in moldmaking. Take a look around you and nominate potential winners. Deadline is March 19th.
#leadership

MMT Chats: 5 in 5 with Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges reveals five best practices for improving efficiencies in culture, technology, process, measuring success and staying competitive in 5 minutes with Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing.
#analysis #medical #fiveaxis

Additive Manufacturing

How to Supply Cooling to Additive Tooling

By: Jason Murphy, President, Next Chapter Manufacturing

Additive tooling provides limitless options for cooling a mold’s difficult-to-cool areas.
#3dprinting

Data Management Software

Engineering-Centric ERP Helps Mold Builders Keep Up with Constant Changes

By: Andrew Schutte General Manager, Counterpart

Mold builders operating on thin margins must create a competitive edge, reduce costs, and improve profit margins. In the engineer-to-order (ETO) environment, reducing duplications and eliminating errors can only happen by gaining control over manufacturing processes.
#tips

Business Strategies

Fraud Risk Management Strategies for Mold Shops

By: Christina Solomon, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CFE, Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP

Mold builders must understand fraud so they can reduce the risk and improve profitability and efficiency.
#leadership #regulations

Why Shops Should Apply for Leadtime Leader

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s Leadtime Leader Award has been an ongoing award since 2003. All these years later, it is a prestigious award given only to moldmakers who excel. Be the shop that wins.
#leadtimeleader

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Technology Roundup: Cutting Tools

By: Grace Nehls

MMT highlights notable cutting tool product options offered to moldmakers. Find them in the upcoming March issue.