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Who is Michiana Global Mold?

Kelly Kasner, Director of Business Development: Since 1964, Michiana Global Mold (MGM) has been a designer and builder of plastic and rubber injection molds for the automotive, medical, industrial and consumer products markets. We specialize in parts with Class A finishes, high complexity and multiple materials.

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Most people have an emotional response to the making of a potentially life-saving medical device because at some point in their lives a loved one may use or depend upon one. That is true for the RBR LegflowTMdevice that reduces the possibility of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) by providing a way for a patient to perform three simple foot exercises that lead to an 11-fold increase in blood flow to the lower limbs.

The company responsible for this device is RBR ActiveTM , and they turned to UK moldmaker/molder Fenton Precision Engineering to design and build a 30-component P20 mold using VISI and a Dugard CNC machine programmed with WorkNC (both software from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence).

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10/22/2019

EAB Picks: Podcasts

MoldMaking Technology has been very busy working to bring educational and insightful content to readers via an array of media. One of these is the podcast. A variety of podcasts, produced in cooperation with The Manufacturing Alliance, have been uploaded and stored on the MMT website for everyone’s listening pleasure. We polled our Editorial Advisory Board members for their top podcast picks from the MMT online archives and following are the most recommended and why.

Interview With Gardner Intelligence – Why? “Listening to this Podcast helped me better understand the economics of moldmaking and the industry reports.”

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By: Heather Wintle 10/21/2019

Noteworthy News: Openings & Expansions

Noteworthy News: Openings & Expansions

We love hearing that MoldMaking Technology supplier companies are adding on to their current operations because business is booming. Read through the recent news releases below to see the latest updates, additions, expansions, and new openings!

 

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“Recognizing your manufacturing constraints and acting on them can lead to opportunity.” So says Tim Shamrock, sales manager of Custom Etch Inc., a company specializing in texturing and engraving for many types of molds, including injection, blow, compression, thermal pressure/vacuum and extrusion. In November 2011, Custom Etch became the first North American company to purchase an AgieCharmilles Five-Axis Laser 1000 system and a six-pallet loading system from GF Machining Solutions. Up to that time, Custom Etch used only the traditional transfer and photo-printed acid etching processes, which are exacting manual processes requiring a high level of expertise.

Shamrock, who has many years of practical experience in mold texturing, shares his perspective on the advantages of using laser ablation technology to texture molds, including faster turnaround, more uniform patterns, higher precision and more. In addition, he sheds light on the continued relevance of traditional chemical etching.

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