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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.

Cutting Tools

Machining Webinar: How to Apply Accelerated Finishing Technology

By: Christina M. Fuges

Today the moldmaking industry has access to new tools and toolpath strategies that challenge traditional finish machining approaches.

A Technical and Business Approach to Moldmaking Increases Growth Opportunities

By: Christina M. Fuges

Next-generation ownership at Kingson Mold and Machine changes culture to deliver optimized, definable and repeatable productivity solutions.
#basics #leadership #profile

Business Strategies

MMT Chats: Breaking Down Design, Data, and More

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with the program and sales manager for Michael Tool and Mold of Ontario Canada about mold design and data trends.

Business Strategies

MMT Chats: Applying Bench Lessons to the Business of Moldmaking

By: Christina M. Fuges

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Mark Gauvain, one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members who has plenty to share as he recently made the move from working for some big manufacturers to working for himself as a consultant to moldmakers and molders on procurement and technology investment strategies.
#industry40 #sales #medical

Manage

MMT Chats: MoldMaking Index Sheds Light on Recovery Trends

By: Christina M. Fuges

Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes shares insight on the rise caused by slowing delivery speeds of input goods to manufacturers; the ways large and small shops are fairing and the value of a diversification strategy.

Build

Leadtime Leader Q&A: Correct Selection, Consistency and Coatings

By: Christina M. Fuges

The current Leadtime Leader, Precise Tooling Solutions, shares current capabilities and a glimpse of the changes occurring inside their manufacturing operations.

Build

WEBINAR: How to Take Advantage of 3+2 and Simultaneous 5-Axis Machining to Increase Productivity

By: Christina M. Fuges

“First, think about what you are doing and why,” emphasized Ken Conklin, the director of the Methods Dealer Network for Methods Machine Tools, when he shared his advice on how to implement five-axis machining in mold manufacturing.
#fiveaxis

Build

MMT Chats: Relationships Are Key to Conquering Supply Chain Challenges

By: Christina M. Fuges

This mold shop owner built his shop with a focus on relationships, and this has become a clear advantage, as the industry works through the impacts of the coronavirus.  Sit back and watch this MMT Chat as MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges interviews two key members of the Eden team.
#medical #leadership

Still Worth the Time!

By: Christina M. Fuges

It’s been 13 years since I wrote this message but it still stands: What if I told you that at your fingertips is a free advertising opportunity to market your shop’s moldmaking capabilities to the plastics industry?
#leadtimeleader

Business Strategies

MMT Chats: Supply Chain Management and Procurement Solutions for the Small Shop

By: Christina M. Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with two founders of the Sourcing Guys team who are passionate about making businesses run efficiently and for the least cost possible. They talk request for proposal (RFP) management and procurement/supply chain solutions for small businesses.
#leadership #supplychain

Streamlining Your Search for Solutions

By: Christina M. Fuges

You’ve had some time to experience MoldMaking Technology’s reorganized and redesigned website, so now it’s your turn to share what you like best.
#editorial

Training and Education Is Major Focus with the Tooling Divisions of The Plastek Group

By: Christina M. Fuges

This manufacturer of plastics packaging also manufactures injection and injection blow molds across three facilities employing more than 125 well-trained toolmakers, engineers and project managers.  
#profile