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.
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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.
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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.
“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.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) and Harbour Results, Inc., (HRI) recently released the results of their Q2 2019 Automotive Tooling Barometer Survey.
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.
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.