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PODCAST: Challenge Yourself and Your Mold Building Business to Push Boundaries

During this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, Christina Fuges and Tony Demakis sit down with Wayne Daniel, director of business development and outside tool in sales at Canon Virginia. Wayne has been with Canon for 30 years. He describes himself as a “molding guy”, having spent about 27 years of his career in injection molding, supporting Canon’s in-house molding operations and manufacturing.

Here’s just several highlights from their conversation:

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Your 2020 Technology and Service Connection

As North American mold builders continue to look for new business opportunities, investigate different end markets and explore new product development, they will win additional work and require expansion plans. This growth can mean a need for more or new technology or services to stay competitive, which is where MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide comes into play.

This year we’ve taken the past 12 months’ worth of moldmaking product developments and organized them into the following sections: software, additive manufacturing, mold materials, hot runners, mold components, cutting tools, machining, EDM, inspection/measurement, and maintenance, repair and surface treatment. And, new this year: service providers.

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MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is a comprehensive guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. Our online database offers more than 1,000 manufacturers, distributors and suppliers for more than 200 product and service categories that you employ daily. To keep this information current, MMT surveys and updates its supplier database every spring with the latest company contact information and product/service offerings. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 11 sections, including a brand new section this year: Service Providers.

Due to the increased need for North American manufacturing capacity and capabilities since the onset of the coronavirus, we added a Service Providers section focused on suppliers of blow, compression, extrusion blow, foam, injection, liquid injection blow, stretch blow and thermoform molds, as well as die-cast, dies, prototype tooling and prototype/short-run/injection molding services.

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I spoke with Hillary Coombs, Strategic Leader at Westminster Tool in Plainfield, Connecticut, about embracing change, leading and communicating during a crisis.

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On the morning of June 25th, Congressman Greg Pence acknowledged the winner of the prestigious Leadtime Leader Award on the United States Congressional floor.

MoldMaking Technology and the Leadtime Leader Award are proud to have been mentioned on the floor of the United States Congress on the morning of June 25th.

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