Patented 3D-printed mold insert design rapidly evacuates gases while preventing plastic flash-through, eliminates costly maintenance and need for press-side temperature-control units.
Contributing Writer, MMT
Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions introduces its Zeiss AICell trace, a dual, 7-axis robotic system that can be utilized in near-line, at-line or in-line applications.
A recent visit to a hot runner systems and solutions provider proved the importance of workflow and quality to a production facility’s layout.
“Control what you can control,” Laurie Harbour of Harbour Results says because on top of our current economic uncertainty, government volatility, tariffs and trade there also is a shift happening in the automotive industry that demands flexibility from today’s mold builders.
Mold builder shares the technical and financial advantages it experiences using aluminum tooling.
Mold industry professionals attending the Makino Technology Expo learned they must prepare for the “new normal” and build a better marketing and sales plan.
Expanding the capabilities of a portal milling machine reduced cycle times and improved quality of large-section automotive and truck molds.
A proper hot runner assessment requires evaluating and calculating key runner system variables.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results, Inc., (HRI) recently released the results of their Q2 2019 Automotive Tooling Barometer Survey.
A servo-driven valve gate can provide superior processing for family molds with significant variances in part sizes and volumes.
Direct metal laser sintering H13 material plays a big role in how this company has differentiated itself from the competition.
Chief Economist for Gardner Business Intelligence gives a rundown of status of the automotive, medical and aerospace markets.
If trade tensions escalate and interest rates increase throughout 2019, the automotive industry may find it harder than expected to expand.
For many tool-, die- and moldmakers within the automotive supply chain time is running out, says Volker Schäfer, chairman of VDMA’s (German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) toolmaking division.
European Correspondent, Gardner Business Media
Despite being a relatively small economy, the world's eighth-largest moldmaking country sits on the edge of Europe in relative obscurity. Evolved from a centuries-old glass-making tradition, Portugal today boasts some of the most advanced and innovative moldmaking businesses that have nearly doubled their export and production rate over the past ten years. Here is a look at this country’s recipe for success.
Laserax’s laser marking process has enabled die casters to identify parts throughout the supply chain.
Harbour Results, Inc. released the results of the Harbour IQ in-depth study on the current state of the automotive vendor tooling industry. The analysis predicts 2019 automotive vendor tooling spend to be $8 billion.
Dr. Rose Ryntz will be honored as the SPE Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the Automotive Innovation Gala in November.
Through the first half of 2018, the automotive industry experienced a level of growth that exceeded the expectations of most experts.
SISE designed the MV3 hot-runner temperature controllers with five platforms and three power card options.
Gardner Intelligence columnist Michael Guckes explains what’s next for automakers, manufacturers in a free webinar on December 17th at 11am EST. Register Today!
Christina M. Fuges
Editorial Director, MoldMaking Technology
Positive data helps mold builders prepare for upcoming industry changes and growth opportunities.
New technologies coming to market in the next few years will require investments that will create sustained demand and industry growth for advanced automation, machinery, tooling, composites and plastics.
Did you know that Mexico is the world’s second largest importer of molds and tools?
A mold-building perspective on Mexico’s manufacturing opportunities, trends and challenges.
Automotive manufacturers may be hedging their output despite strong new order demand. Gardner Business Intelligence’s (GBI) review of consumer confidence, employment and credit markets all point to a strong 2017 for consumer spending.
This Canadian mold manufacturer identifies teamwork and quality as critical to its ability to drive continued success.