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By: Heather Wintle 12/13/2019

Most Listened to Podcasts of 2019

Listen up—to these episodes of the MoldMaking Technology/The Manufacturing Alliance podcast, that is! We’ve gathered the top 10 most popular episodes throughout all of 2019 and put them in a nice list below for you to look through and catch up on. So sit back and let Tony Demakis and MMT’s own Christina Fuges talk your ears off about anything and everything moldmaking, technology and more!

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Making an informed decision about adopting any new technology requires a solid understanding of the pros and cons, but when it comes to choosing the proper actuation method, the pros and cons get a bit more complicated as they vary across the supply chain — the mold builder, the molder and the end-user of the molded parts.

Molder Matters

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MoldMaking Technology’s Products section highlights equipment, software, components, services and other mold-specific innovations, maintaining a comprehensive list of products submitted from supplier companies. While our print issues can only fit a certain number of products each month, you can find many more here on our site, divided into convenient Zones based on your specific needs. 

As 2019 draws to an end, we’re stepping back to look through some of the most viewed products that YOU, our readers, have taken a glance at from MMT’s product archives. This list is compiled of products from many of our Zones, from mold materials designed for wear resistance, components used to deliver quality end products and to cutting tools that provide high-quality finishing operations. Take a look and decide if any of the following products can be used to bring your business success in 2020.

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By: Heather Wintle 12/12/2019

What Is Freeform Injection Molding?

Couldn’t make it to Amerimold this year to see all the wonderful demonstrations hosted by exhibitor companies? Well, there’s no reason you have to miss out on all the informative lessons that went along with them. Check out MoldMaking Technology’s Youtube channel to see exciting content on latest technology updates in the moldmaking industry, including this video where Rich Oles of ALBA Enterprises introduces the moldmaking world to the FIM (freeform injection molding) process that combines the proven injection molding process with the freedom of part design.

Rich Oles, President ALBA Enterprises: In collaboration with two other companies, we are showcasing a new technology that was debuted in North America at Rapid Plus TCT show. 

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Free Webinar Looks at Automotive Manufacturing in 2020


If you want to learn what major events will impact the automotive industry in 2020, then listen in on a free webinar on December 17th at 11am EST by Gardner Intelligence and MoldMaking Technology columnist Michael Guckes. The presentation takes a look at what next year may hold in store for automakers and manufacturers.

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