MMT Blog

Solving specific problems and sharing best practices is the way Fortify is educating mold manufacturers and molders about its ceramic fiber-reinforced 3D-printed cavity and core sets for low-volume prototyping. 

Ben Arnold of Fortify and John Eastham of Ideal Systems team up for a free webinar that presents a little history of Fortify’s technology platform (digital composite manufacturing), details on the beta machine set to hit the market in early June 2020, the importance of ceramic fiber reinforcement, material properties and tolerances, part selection, design guidelines, ejection, ramp up and operation, cooling and cycle time, and best practices for using reinforced 3D printed tools.

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Sometimes, the costs you avoid can be more impactful than those you incur.

This was the case for Plasti-Coil, a family-owned injection molder in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, known for successfully molding tight tolerance and high-precision parts.

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Mold builders who produce the highest quality molds should use the best quality control practices, as the quality of a mold is only as good as the accuracy and reliability of measurements.

A mold builder can avoid difficult gaging situations by enforcing strict quality control processes, which ensure gages are properly calibrated to international standards of measurement and employ proper care and maintenance procedures to maintain accuracy.

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Amerimold’s Sourcing Fair connects major OEMs who are looking to source new or increased mold-building and molding projects in North America​​​ with leading mold builders and molders attending Amerimold for free.

The action takes place directly on the show floor through both pre-arranged and impromptu appointments. So far Otter Products and Ernie Green Industries have signed on to participate.

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