Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Applying Bench Lessons to the Business of Moldmaking

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

Injection Molding Solutions Designed to Meet Global Demands for Plastic Production

Husky Injection Molding Systems will feature solutions for every market need, focusing on new, innovative technologies that meet the changing global demands of plastic producers at K 2019.
#packaging #regulations

Scholle IPN and Tooling 4.0

The MMT editorial team went onsite at Scholle IPN in Northlake, IL, and talked with Don Smith, senior tooling manager, to learn what Tooling 4.0 means to this company.

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Moldmaking In the Heart of Europe

Culture, technology investment and industry involvement make this small Slovenian mold builder globally competitive despite a skills gap and rising labor costs.
#leadership #packaging

Packaging Outlook Shifts With New Data

With a large portion of the industry having released its data for the first quarter, capital expenditures for the industry reported contracting growth.

Packaging Growth Indicates Strong 2019

As the plastics industry adjusts to 2018’s higher new orders volumes, capital expenditures in the industry have increased significantly.

Hot Runners

Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers

SISE designed the MV3 hot-runner temperature controllers with five platforms and three power card options.
#automotive #medical #packaging

Business Strategy

Wall Street Sees Growth in the Packaging Industry

Equities analysts predict 2018 and 2019 double-digit EBITDA growth.

Gardner Industry Report: Appliance & Packaging

Industrial production data for household appliances through the second quarter of 2017 maintained the steady upward trend that started in early 2013. Since the beginning of 2016, packaging consumption has grown between 2 and 5 percent. 

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Mexico: Manufacturing Mecca to the South

A mold-building perspective on Mexico’s manufacturing opportunities, trends and challenges.
#automotive #consumer #packaging

Business Strategy

2017 Leadtime Leader Awards Winner: Graphic Tool Corp.

Leadership changes set this mold manufacturer on a path of renewed purpose, fueled by data-driven, lean methodologies and deliberate, quality-controlled production.
#fiveaxis #amerimold #medical

Automotive and Packaging

Automotive spending surges, and rapidly growing food/beverage spending also means more packaging.
#automotive #packaging

One Word: Plastics

Plastics is still king, and the latest U.S. Size and Impact Report from the Plastics Industry Association has the numbers to prove it.
#automotive #consumer #packaging

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Medical and Packaging

Future of medical manufacturing is uncertain, while rapidly growing food/beverage spending means more packaging.
#medical #packaging

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Appliances and Packaging

Appliance production should grow faster mid-2017, and strong food/beverage spending should increase packaging demand.

Packaging and Electronics

Stong food/beverage industry means more packaging; electronics seeing weak growth.
#electronics #packaging

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Packaging and Medical

All signs positive for packaging; medical equipment production poised for growth.
#medical #packaging

Metro Mold Redefines Role of Supply Chain Partner

The Minnesota moldmaker has undergone a transformation it says is the result of both organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
#medical #packaging #casestudy

Aerospace and Packaging

Aerospace production should grow and packaging needs should accelerate into 2016.

A Modern Moldmaking Trend

Moldmakers continue to pursue adding processing capabilities—whether for sampling or production molding. One shop’s journey spells out all the required investments.
#consumer #medical #packaging