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MMT Chats: Quickly Managing Design Changes Amidst COVID-19

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with Xcentric Mold & Engineering  to learn about the team’s role in a domestic supply chain initiative to meet the demand for personal protective equipment. 
#covid-19

EDM

Five-Axis Hard Milling Improves Electrode Accuracy

By: Peggy Malnati

Fully automated, high-speed hard milling centers saved moldmaker time, money, handwork, allowed wider-range of EDM burns to be achieved.
#fiveaxis

Maintain

Using Mold Release Agents to Maintain Mold Care

By: Grace Nehls

Running with this month’s sourcing guide, including today’s focus on mold maintenance, repair and surface treatment, MMT presents a deeper dive into some mold release agent suppliers and products. 
#supplychain

Surface Treatment

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Mold Maintenance, Repair & Surface Treatment

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Mold Maintenance, Repair and Surface Treatment.
#supplychain

Data Management Software

How to Improve Tooling Supply Chain Transparency

By: Dr. Jongsun Kim, Principal Researcher of Mold & Die Group, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology

An automated tooling supply chain management system will maximize efficiency, minimize risk and improve tooling supply chain transparency.
#tips #leadership

2020-2023 Editorial Advisory Board: Meet New Board Member James Jergens

By: Christina M. Fuges

The 2020-2023 version of MoldMaking Technology's EAB features a new crew of 12 industry professionals. Here's one of them.
#editorialboardinsight

Inspection/Measurement

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Inspection/Measurement

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Inspection/Measurement.
#analysis #supplychain

Inspection/Measurement

Improve Overall Inspection with Automated Measurement

By: Gene Hancz, CMM Product Specialist, Mitutoyo America Corporation

Automated shop floor inspection and measurement technologies are leading mold builders to smart manufacturing.
#industry40 #analysis

MMT Chats: New Quick Response Shield Design Was a Labor of Purpose for This Wisconsin Mold Builder

By: Christina M. Fuges

Stellar Mold teamed up with another local Wisconsin company (Spartek Inc.) to be a part of the fight against COVID-19 and both worked to design and manufacture a new quick response face shield.
#covid-19

EDM

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: EDM

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including EDM.
#supplychain

Mold Materials

How to EDM Steel and Copper Alloy Simultaneously

By: Robert Fothergill, EDM Applications Specialist and Marc Sanders EDM Applications Specialist, Poco Graphite

A strategy for machining details when the part geometry falls across multiple workpiece materials.
#toolsteel

Machining

2020 Sourcing & Technology Guide: Machining

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services with 11 sections, including Machining.
#supplychain