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ALERT: An Unintended COVID Consequence

By: Christina M. Fuges

Are you experiencing unexpected oxidation and severe pitting on your molds and mold components? Well, it could be due to the additional cleaning the coronavirus has forced upon shops this year.

Maintain

A Look at Three Mold Surface Effects

By: Davide Masato, Assistant Professor, Department of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Identifying and testing innovative injection mold surface properties became an unexpected theme of recent virtual content—ultrafast laser texturing, coatings and plasma.

Business Strategies

MMT Chats: Surge in New Orders Drives Moldmaking Index Expansion

By: Christina M. Fuges

Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes shares insight on the recent strong move of the Moldmaking Index due to higher readings across all business activity components of the Index, highlighting the surge in new orders.
#supplychain

High-Performance Alloy Increases Performance Capability of Aluminum Molds

By: Peggy Malnati

DRS Industrial’s use of high-performance aluminum alloys helps it build better molds faster and at a lower cost, improving molder productivity.
#aluminum

Build

Achieving Flexible Capacity with Automation

By: Christina M. Fuges

This high-mix, low-volume manufacturer embarked on a year and a half program to introduce robotics to its manufacturing process.

Five Ways to Tackle Tough Mold Design Tasks with Digitalization

By: Aaron Guo, Owner, and Chetan Gautam, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Longterm Technology Services

Transform static 3D designs into animated 4D designs that simulate motion and interaction of complete mold systems to improve design workflow.  
#tips

Manage

Top 10 Topics to Cover During an ISO 9001 Manufacturing Audit

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

Take a look at this practical hands-on approach to conducting a quality audit.
#regulations #safety

Additive Manufacturing

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.

Business Strategies

MMT Chats: 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

Build

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