Moldmakers Share Impact of MoldMaking Technology Magazine

Originally titled 'Getting Retrospective'

Current and past editorial advisory board members and original supporting suppliers share what MoldMaking Technology has meant to their industry for the past two decades. 

Current and past editorial advisory board (EAB) members and original supporting suppliers have been reaching out lately to share what MoldMaking Technology (MMT) has meant to their industry for the past two decades. Here are some of their gracious compliments and motivating feedback:

MoldMaking Technology arrived on the scene at just the right time to address the moldmaking market and to provide moldmakers and their suppliers with the perfect place to share. The MMT team awkwardly stepped into the market, as no one believed it could compete with other established, but more general, magazines. However, suppliers in need of direct communication with moldmakers embraced it. Fueled by suppliers’ need to reach moldmakers and the industry’s desire to share knowledge unique to the molds themselves, MMT flourished.”

“The MMT team awkwardly stepped into the market, as no one believe it could compete with other established, but more general, magazines.”

“I think it was very brave to start this magazine 20 years ago when the moldmaking market was strong but experienced offshoring year after year, which made it harder and harder for moldmakers to survive. MMT gave mold shops a good overview of what new technology trends were emerging in the United States and around the world, helping to educate them on how to invest in newer EDM and five-axis technology to compete better in the global marketplace.”

MMT has been a resource to objectively assess technologies and companies supporting today's moldmakers and ultimately their customer, the molder. It communicates current trends in the industry to companies that historically would not be exposed in real time because of their size.”

“We have a longstanding relationship with MMT that we hold in the highest possible regard . Quite honestly, I think of the magazine and my friends within as family because we have literally grown up together! From six employees in 1998 to 80 today, MMT has been with us every step of the way, and we are blessed to have their passion-driven leadership telling the story of our great industry.”

MMT has helped the industry grow by keeping its audience educated on the evolution of moldmaking, and that coverage has included valuable information on process, machinery and technology. MMT has also done an outstanding job of publishing articles by industry specialists, which are my favorite part of the magazine.”

MMT has been an asset to the industry by keeping moldmakers and suppliers up to speed on new technologies and products that are being used. The people who read MMT are a bit more enlightened about the industry than those who read other magazines.”

“The people who read MMT are a bit more enlightened about the industry than those who read other magazines.”

MMT really brings together a small niche in manufacturing that is spread throughout the world under one umbrella. I have learned so much from reading and talking with the folks I’ve met through MMT.”

MMT has done wonders for the plastic moldmaking industry by publishing informative articles on every aspect of mold design and build from authors who are on the front lines of this specialized manufacturing niche.”

MMT launched and started the sharing of case studies, which has taught shops about real, proven solutions to common problems and unique challenges. The magazine also brought about a means to measure and benchmark the businesses within moldmaking through its annual Leadtime Leader Awards Competition.”

“The magazine also brought about a means to measure and benchmark the businesses within moldmaking through its Leadtime Leader Awards Competition.”

“This magazine has always been in my top two picks for keeping up with the moldmaking
industry. It is absolutely critical to keep the information flowing out to those involved in designing, building, maintaining and repairing molds because not everyone has the opportunity to attend tradeshows to see the latest equipment, technologies and trends firsthand. The articles that are written by those willing to share their experiences are invaluable. If not for this magazine, those learning opportunities for me and for my company’s students may not have happened.”

“The articles written by those willing to share their experiences are invaluable. If not for this magazine, those learning opportunities for me and for my company’s students may not have happened.”

To those who have shared here and to many others who have reached out to share their thoughts about MMT this year, we are grateful that you welcomed us into your community. It is an honor to contribute in a small way to the industry’s success.

Comments are reviewed by moderators before they appear to ensure they meet Moldmaking Technology’s submission guidelines.
blog comments powered by Disqus