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How to Select the Right Programming CAM Software for Directed Energy Deposition in Mold Repair and Modification

By: David Bourdages, Product Manager, Open Mind Technologies

Selecting the right programming CAM software improves the use of directed energy deposition to repair and modify tooling.

Workforce Development

MMT Chat: From COVID and Tooling Trends to Free Online Education and A New Recycling Venture, The Plastek Group Speaks Out!

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges catches up with the Prischak family who owns The Plastek Group in Erie, Pennsylvania, and who also happens to be the original founder of MoldMaking Technology magazine back in 1997.  
#sustainability #education #leadership

Workforce Development

2020-2023 Editorial Advisory Board: Meet New Board Member Dave DiCarlo

By: Christina M. Fuges

One of MoldMaking Technology's 2020-2030 Editorial Advisory Board members is Dave DiCarlo.
#editorialboardinsight

Machining

Michigan Moldmaker Debottlenecks Gundrilling, Increases Efficiency and Profitability

By: Peggy Malnati

Swapping three gundrills for two CHETO multifunction machining centers, Paragon D&E reduced setups, operating time, increased profitability and shop safety.
#drills #safety #leadership

Enter MoldMaking Technology’s 2021 Leadtime Leader Award Competition

By: Christina M. Fuges

We are accepting entries for our 2021 Leadtime Leader Awards competition, so put your hat in the ring today by clicking here to submit your information to start the process.
#editorial #regulations #leadtimeleader

Hot Runners

How to Troubleshoot "Actual" Hot Runner Controller Temperature

By: Jim Bott, Business Development Manager- Automotive/Heavy Truck, INCOE Corporation

A first-person account of how one technology supplier did not give up until it solved the mystery of a recent part defect.

Moldmaking Index Registers Strongest Expansion Since Second Quarter of 2019

By: Michael Guckes

The Moldmaking Index jumped nearly five points in September, driven by surging new orders.
#ecomonics #analysis

MMT Chat: Making the Argument for a Mentoring Program

By: Marion Wells, Founder & Managing Partner, Human Asset Management

What employers need to think about as they reopen post-pandemic to improve employee engagement.
#education #covid-19 #leadership

Build

Not the Same Old Grind

By: Christina M. Fuges

A recent press event showcased United Grinding’s wide range of machines available for mold manufacturing whether the mold builder needs perfectly polished radii for food and beverage applications or the multi-axis flexibility for highly precise mold threads.
#imts

October Technology Roundup: Hot Runners, Mold Components

By: Grace Nehls

October’s Technology Showcase includes new and/or proven products and services from companies including Meusburger, PFA, INCOE, HRSFlow, DME and more.

Surface Treatment

How to Use Flushing to Clean Cooling Passages and Heat Exchangers

By: Bryan Whitaker, Technical Manager, iD Additives Inc.

Six key questions to ask before investing in a flushing system.
#tips

Maintain

How to Map Mold Water Circuits

By: Garrett MacKenzie, Owner, Plastic 411 Training and Consultant Services

Prevent mold damage and maintain consistent part quality by using a mold mapping system that ensures consistent turbulent flow.