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Gardner Intelligence is the research arm of Gardner Business Media. At its recent Cap Spending luncheon held in Chicago last week, Steve Kline, Jr., chief data officer, gave attendees an overview of the findings from the latest Metalworking Capital Spending Survey, revealing that while some contraction is already in motion for certain sectors as we head into 2020, there is also a lot of positive data that supports a productive year ahead.

The survey was conducted from mid-July to mid-August 2019, with 52,000 subscribers of MoldMaking Technology and sister companies Modern Machine Shop, Production Machining and Automotive Design and Production magazines polled about budgeted spending on such things as machine tools, software and other related equipment and supplies. The survey provides an overview of the U.S. machine tool market as it is projected to unfold over the next year and delivers more specific consumption data based on specific machine types, plant sizes and geographic regions in 13 industries.

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What Is MoldMaking Technology's Editorial Advisory Board?

 

I said it before, and I’ll say it again: This is your industry. This is your magazine. I look to you to help guide the content that will best serve this industry. I timed this perfectly as 2019 comes to a close and another Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) term comes to an end.

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By: Heather Wintle 10/14/2019

Tech Trends: On the Cutting Edge

Keep in the know about recent mold manufacturing with a review of recent products and services announcements from MoldMaking Technology’s comprehensive list of supplier companies. 

Cutting tools are used on machine tools to cut metal, and are one component of the overall mold machining process to consider when looking to improve speeds, feeds, wear and surface finish. This week, we look at some highlighted cutting tools, which range from products that can help with finishing high-temperature superalloys in either continuous or interrupted cuts, handle both roughing and finishing operations effectively in all material types, enable access to clean fixturing surfaces and quick setup changes or make fine adjustments possible.

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By: Heather Wintle 10/14/2019

Noteworthy News: Web-ducation

Learning is a lifelong process, and that’s true even for the mold manufacturing world. Improvement and success go hand in hand with continuous education on latest industry technologies and processes. Unfortunately, when work needs to get done, it can be tricky to get too far away from the shop floor to attend a class or workshop. Lucky for you, MoldMaking Technology provides a simple solution for you to keep up to date with trends without having to travel too far from your desk: webinars!

Partnering with supplier companies, these webinars bring all the information you could hope to know on a wide array of topics, including 3D printing, machine monitoring technology, tool shop optimization and CAM’s impact on profitability.

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By: Heather Wintle 10/11/2019

Tech Trends: SOUTHTEC 2019 Sneak Peek

Right on the heels of K 2019 comes SOUTHTEC 2019! The top southeast manufacturing trade show is Oct. 22 – 24 this year at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. This show is sure to draw manufacturing suppliers, distributors and equipment builders not just from North America, but from around the world. Attendees will not only have the change to hear about industry trends and forecasts, but will also discover latest technologies and services to help them grow their businesses.

Here are some of the companies that will bring those latest technologies by exhibiting their products at the show!

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