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In each 2019 issue of MoldMaking Technology, members of our editorial advisory board have contributed their viewpoints about additive manufacturing and its role in moldmaking. What’s interesting is that each company has a different level of experience with the technology. Not everyone has invested in it for their shops, but all see the value of using it to educate, to produce better cooling solutions and to explore even more possible uses for it to advance mold manufacturing.

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Sales and marketing alignment, often referred to as sales enablement, is an age-old challenge that very few companies have solved. However, once you crack the code, you are a step closer to becoming a growth engine. Here are some tips:

Marketing often relies on a single message to resonate with an audience of prospects that have varied challenges and goals. A single message is often too diluted to be effective and cannot connect with everyone. A good starting place to identify the right target prospects is to audit your historical sales data. The data should provide insight on the greatest opportunities for increasing sales. Is it by growing your current accounts, or is it by entering into a new market, or focus on a product or service? Understanding where there is opportunity is the first step to setting goals for client retention and landing new business.

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By: Heather Wintle 8/15/2019

Tech Trends: Component Collection

Tech Trends: Component Collection

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. 

Mold components are what make the mold work and the mechanisms used to deliver a quality end product. This week, we look at some highlighted mold component products, which can provide simple solutions for identification, prevent mold damage, offer time-saving advantages and monitor exact cavity pressure for your business’s production needs.

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Listen in as I sit down with The Manufacturing Alliance and Camille Sackett, a fellow Northeast-coaster who has been Director, Business Development & Engineering Support for Accede Mold & Tool for almost 26 years!

 

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Vibration can be a common problem faced by shops. A resonance frequency issue, vibration happens as a tool is trying to move out of its designed path or center. As it does, the tool starts to deflect, which causes chatter. This can have an adverse impact on machining: tool life is negatively affected, spindle bearings take up vibration which affects their life, lost productivity from slowing the process down, and out-of-tolerance workpieces.

There are a few ways to combat vibration. One is to identify tool deflection as the root cause of the problem. This can take several forms, from cantilever deflection to holding being done with a pulling element. Since deflection is based on the amount of force, the higher the force, the greater the deflection.

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