What employers need to think about as they reopen post-pandemic to improve employee engagement.
Data shows that manufacturers using 3D printing were able to continue normal operations and innovate, while saving time and money.
In collaboration with several companies, Arburg applied its injection molding know-how to develop a multifunctional face mask made from LSR and PP in 41 days.
MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with some of the Haidlmair team—CEO Mario Haidlmair, Head of Corporate Communications Peter Peschl (Austria) and COO/Sales for Haidlmair NA Angelo Morra (Canada)—about a reusable mask project to help fight COVID-19 as well as the role of digital molds today.
Since learning how Westminster Tool was embracing change, leading and communicating during COVID-19 a few months ago, I found out that they tooled up to support their local community with ear protectors too.
MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with Xcentric Mold & Engineering to learn about the team’s role in a domestic supply chain initiative to meet the demand for personal protective equipment.
Stellar Mold teamed up with another local Wisconsin company (Spartek Inc.) to be a part of the fight against COVID-19 and both worked to design and manufacture a new quick response face shield.
U.S. Congress and Treasury have provided relief to mold shops since the beginning of the coronavirus via accelerated deductions, new tax credits, guidance around these benefits and extensions on the time to file and pay taxes.
MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with some of the M.C. Molds team—Vice President of Operations Dave Keesaer, Sales Manager Eric West and General Manager of Manufacturing Joe Palazzolo—about current business levels, employee safety and morale, and recent and upcoming COVID-19 tooling projects that capitalize on the shop’s extrusion blow mold specialty.
MoldMaking Technology's 2020 Leadtime Leader Winner Precise Tooling Solutions introduces ViralBarrier—an effective and affordable mobile barrier that prevents transmission of coronavirus.
The 10-person team at Trifecta Tool & Engineering in Kettering, Ohio, had all hands on deck to build a mold for face shield headbands in 8 days (typical build would be 4 weeks).
Westminster Tool in Plainfield, Connecticut, stresses the importance of understanding and embracing change, and leadership and communication during a crisis.
Here are five steps all manufacturers can take to prepare for operations in the COVID-19 era and beyond.
Plastics Engineering program instructors share their strategies for successful virtual learning for hands-on injection mold design.
A review of the impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has had on mold builders over the past two years.
Three-quarters of companies have recalled employees or hired new staff in what is considered proof of the resiliency of the manufacturing sector, reports a monthly survey of moldmakers and industrial automation companies from the Canadian Association of Mold Makers and Automate Canada.
COVID has made work a little more challenging but it is also teaching teams “to do things a little bit differently” so they can turn jobs around a lot faster. MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges chatted with one Illinois mold builder and molder who did not take on PPE, but instead, focused on tooling for vials used to collect DNA for vaccine/antibody development.
Harbour Results, Inc., (HRI) conducted its second of three studies to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting small- to medium-sized manufacturers, both production and tooling.
StackTeck Systems Ltd. has been responding to market demands for high volume injection molds for medical applications.
MoldMaking Technology's Christina Fuges chats with some of the Liberty Molds team about a Ford Motor Company respirator project in the fight against COVID-19, the Hurco machine delivery that was key, and their take on the virus' impact and reshoring.
New Editorial Advisory Board member Davide Masato, an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, joined me for a 20-minute video chat about the importance of plastics engineering, and how COVID-19 changed the faculty's approach to teaching mold engineering and plastics research.
Christina M. Fuges
Editorial Director, MoldMaking Technology
The team from Canon Virginia talks about business during COVID-19, its efforts to help the fight and recent advancements to its Shuttle Mold System.
After the successful launch of its first version of the mask for adults, European companies Haidlmair and Providee have come together again to produce a children's version of the same mask.
Arburg has launched a face mask project to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
I sat down with a trio from Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering in North Vernon, Indiana, for a quick chat about their recent COVID-related project and a couple of lessons the team learned.
After Canadian manufacturing began setting its return to work guidelines, ramp up is underway in manufacturing and automation, with health and safety and a mostly closed border being some key issues for manufacturers.
Offering deep competencies in complex tooling, molding, and equipment solutions, MGS is playing a critical role in supporting significant increases in demand for test kits and ventilators that are essential to reopening the U.S. economy.