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Christina M. Fuges Editorial Director

Christina M. Fuges has 28 years of experience in trade publishing. She has been MMT’s Editorial Director for the past 22 years. She was a founding partner of Communication Technologies, Inc. (CTI), which launched the publication and its annual trade show, the MoldMaking Expo (now Amerimold expo).

She also was editorial director for CTI’s three other trade publications: Time-Compression Technologies, Continuity Insights and Emergency Number Professional.

MMT was acquired by Gardner Business Media in 2004 where she continues to serve as the brand’s Editorial Director. 

Christina is also the Technical Conference Director for the annual Amerimold expo and a contributing editor for Additive Manufacturing focused on mold and toolmaking applications.

Prior to MMT, Christina was with Witter Publishing as Managing Editor for two critical cleaning publications: Precision Cleaning and Parts Cleaning magazines.

Christina’s passion is building community within the audiences her publications serve by providing relevant print, digital and conference content focused on both technology and business issues, while working cooperatively with technology suppliers, mold builders, industry associations and educational facilities.

She is the current secretary for the Society of Plastics Engineers Mold Technologies Division, which exists to foster growth in the moldmaking and design profession by encouraging the training of moldmakers at the apprentice level, supporting the continuing development of established moldmakers, and by gathering and exchanging information on materials and mold performance.

Christina also works with other moldmaking trade associations, such as the American Mold Builders Association and PLASTICS, on special projects such as the MoldMaking Matters educational video series. 

Christina moderates panels and speaks at industry trade events on workforce development, mold manufacturing, and the brand’s annual Leadtime Leaders Awards program.

Christina uses various media outlets to help educate her audience, including industrial video projects that highlight shop innovations, and guest spots on IMTSTV for IMTS, and Plastics TV on the NPE Network to discuss moldmaking trends and technology. 

She also co-hosts The Manufacturing Alliance podcast to share the stories of mold builders across North America who have helped to build the mold manufacturing industry.  Kula Partners interviewed Christina for their Kula Ring podcast on how she uses podcasts to share stories and personal connections to break down the brand barrier.

Christina received her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Christina lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and son who are all active within their church, school and local community. When she’s not working, she spends time raising awareness for Williams Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder her son has. Christina also enjoys being outdoors, day-hiking, fast-walking, cruising back roads in her Jeep, binge-watching original Netflix series, and planning family events. She loves music, the sun, and relaxing by water or on a beach.

Maintain

WEBINAR: How Does Your Toolroom Stack Up?

By: Christina M. Fuges

Free webinar on March 30 at 2PM EST offers live scorecard activity that will reveal your toolroom’s 4.0 Mold Maintenance Documentation Capabilities.  

Business Strategies

MGS Mfg Group Fills Gaps with Acquisition

By: Christina M. Fuges

The recent acquisition of Formteknik by MGS Mfg Group brings expert precision round work capabilities to the table that expands the company’s overall capabilities and customer service.

MMT Chats: Eliminating the Noise to Stay Focused on the Customer

By: Christina M. Fuges

Metro Mold & Design joins me to discuss the value of the 80/20 rule as a business strategy, its talented cross-functional team, the role of automation in mold building and molding, and the continuing impact of COVID-19. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with new ideas for Machining Intelligently.    
#leadership

MMT Chats: 5 in 5 with Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges reveals five best practices for improving efficiencies in culture, technology, process, measuring success and staying competitive in 5 minutes with Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing.
#analysis #medical #fiveaxis

Why Shops Should Apply for Leadtime Leader

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology’s Leadtime Leader Award has been an ongoing award since 2003. All these years later, it is a prestigious award given only to moldmakers who excel. Be the shop that wins.
#leadtimeleader

Manage

MMT Chats: The Value of Digging Deeper

By: Christina M. Fuges

Maybe it’s his passion for scuba diving, but this operations manager for X-Cell Tool and Mold loves digging deeper into relationships and mold projects. Brian Dippel chats with me about moldmaking, molding, business management, work ethic, employee-centered culture, expansion, customer relationships, deodorant sticks, acquisition and yes, scuba diving.
#medical #moldingequipment #leadtimeleader

Manage

Next-Generation Moldmaking Professionals Are Making a Difference

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology's 30 Under 30 Honors program returns to help recognize the influx of young talent making a difference in the moldmaking community. Nominate today!
#editorial #leadership

Leadtime Leader: Q&A with 2020 Winner Precise Tooling, Part 2

By: Christina M. Fuges

Hear from 2020 Leadtime Leader Award winner Precise Tooling Solutions. Now is the time to recognize your shop. Enter today!
#leadtimeleader

Build

Giving Mold Builders Additive Capabilities, Super Creativity

By: Christina M. Fuges

I saw my first 3D-printed hot runner manifold at K 2019 in Germany, but the system did not have a name yet.  Fast forward to 2020 and it not only has a name, but it’s been successfully implemented in a number of applications across Europe.  And today, it’s ready for the North American marketplace.
#conformalcooling #3dprinting

Build

MMT Chats: Hot Rods, Performance, Predictable Manufacturing and Building a Legacy

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with three team members of Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing to learn the "details" about how this mold builder also became a manufacturer of engineered medical components.
#sales #medical #fiveaxis

30 Under 30: Nominate Today!

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology is looking for 30 individuals under the age of 30 making a difference in moldmaking. Take a look around you and nominate potential winners. Deadline is March 19th.
#leadership

Inspection/Measurement

Leadtime Leader Q&A: Embedded Quality Control

By: Christina M. Fuges

Precise Tooling Solutions shares current capabilities and a glimpse of the changes occurring inside their manufacturing operations when it comes to inspection and measurement.
#leadership