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One of the significant advantages of using hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) is the cost-savings associated with reducing machining waste/scrap. Consider a machinist placing a block of steel weighing 100 pounds into a CNC machine and the finished manufactured part weighing only 25 pounds. That is 75 pounds of scrap being tossed in the chip bed! The cost of material, logistics, time and scrap disposal all add up. For these reasons alone, it may be time for your shop to take a closer look at hybrid additive manufacturing. 

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PODCAST: Listening and Understanding Leads to Success

Join Christina Fuges and Tony Demakis as they talk with Michael Rynerson ​​​​​​, past CEO of Xcentric Mold & Engineering Inc. on this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast. Xcentric’s injection molding services focus on rapid delivery of prototype and low-volume production components with expert precision and cutting-edge technology.

Here are just some of the main takeaways from this episode:

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I sat down for a quick chat with Liberty Mold’s President Brian Scott and International Tooling Coordinator Mark Israels to get the scoop on the personal respirator system molds they took on and the earlier-than-expected purchase of two more Hurco machines to get the job done quickly. [Hurco delivered the machine tools within 72 hours!]

This “family” of 34—who primarily build automotive tooling—came together within 24 hours of a phone call to Scott about the need for respiration tooling. The team built 12 molds with a total of 10 different components. 

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This past week many of you shared that despite Amerimold Connects offering free, limitless access to scheduled live-streaming presentations, demonstrations and commentary, on-demand educational content, access to technology supplier virtual “booths” and an online forum for the community to network, your teams need more time to take it all in due to the regular business of the day. So, we’ve extended access to the Amerimold Connects site through to this Friday, June 19th

Here is a quick recap of the available content to remind you and your team to work your way over to the Amerimold Connects site to set up that MyPlanner and GET CONNECTING!  (Perhaps, you can pick a few sessions and do a lunch-n-learn with the entire team … just an idea).

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