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Maintenance & Repair

Rust Preventative Spray Formulated With Food-Approved Active Ingredients

NSF registered H-1, Slide Products’ White Rhino is ideal for molding operations requiring food-approved ingredients, including medical molding.

Surface Treatment

Dry Ice Is Essential for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

A leader in the manufacturing of dry ice production and blasting equipment and is currently helping industry and governments to safely distribute billions of COVID-19 vaccine doses around the world.

Additive Manufacturing

PODCAST: 3-in-1 Moldmaking Force Always Looking for Problems ... to Solve

This mold manufacturer considers itself an engineering company with a focus on people and solving problems. In this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance, I sit down with two VPs to break down how three companies operate as one to provide creative solutions to complex manufacturing challenges.

MMT Chats: Liberty Molds Talks Respirators, Reshoring and Recommendations

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.  

Additive Manufacturing

PODCAST: A 3-in-1 Force in Mold Manufacturing Looks for Problems

This mold manufacturer considers itself an engineering company with a focus on people and solving problems. In this episode of The Manufacturing Alliance, we dissect how three companies operate as one to provide creative solutions to complex manufacturing challenges.    

Business Strategy

PODCAST: Medical, Motivation, Mentality and Yes, Moldmaking

Attitude is everything for the Plastikos / Micro Mold team as they design and manufacture patient-critical devices. Listen in as we invite the technical sales manager to join our latest Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to learn about the company’s philosophy on hard work, finding the right approach in difficult situations, hiring based on best fit for the culture and looking for people who are motivated and willing to go the extra mile.

Workforce Development

PODCAST: Medical, Motivation, Mentality and Yes, Moldmaking

Listen in as MoldMaking Technology joins another episode of The Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to interview Dan Snyder, Technical Sales Manager for Plastikos Inc. and Micro Mold on maintaining the right attitude when creating life-saving medical molds, and more.

Design & Mfg. Software

Extensive CAD/CAM Functionality Helps Complete Medical Mold Build in 6 Weeks

The industry has been talking a lot about automotive lately, so I thought I’d switch things up a bit and share the success of a medical device mold project attributed mainly to the right CAD/CAM with built-in mold component supplier catalogs. 

Additive Manufacturing

Custom Mold & Design Chases Complex Mold and Production Part Projects with Top-of-the-Line Five-Axis, Screw, Mill/Turn, Additive and Molding Machines

Unique business model—with an eye on complex projects and an arsenal of machine technology to meet the required accuracy levels—raises the bar in mold and machined component manufacturing. 

Medical Industry Improves Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow improvement exceeds reduction in capital expenditures, signaling continued medical industry growth.

Additive Manufacturing

Capability to 3D Print H13 Delivers Robust Tooling

Direct metal laser sintering H13 material plays a big role in how this company has differentiated itself from the competition.

Business Strategy

Industry Reports: Automotive, Medical and Aerospace

Chief Economist for Gardner Business Intelligence gives a rundown of status of the automotive, medical and aerospace markets.

Business Strategy

Medical Industry Strengthens Finances in Second Quarter

Data suggests growing capital spending by medical manufacturers through 2018.

Workforce Development

Plastikos Breaks Ground on New Medical Facility

Plastikos continues to experience organic growth as they break ground on the new 33,000 square-foot medical facility.

Business Strategy

Medical Industry Trends Point to Strong 2018

Gardner Business Index data trends point to medical manufacturing expansion.

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.

Business Strategy

Matrix Plastic Products Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The custom molder and moldmaker formerly known as Matrix Tooling Inc. and Matrix Plastics Products, couples the 40-year milestone with rebranding. It has a new corporate name and website.

Business Strategy

2018: Long-Term Growth Opportunities Abound for Moldmakers

Positive data helps mold builders prepare for upcoming industry changes and growth opportunities. 

Gardner Industry Report: Medical & Electronics

Medical device firms with 50 employees or fewer are producing less than firms with at least 100 employees. Electronics will likely grow in the second half of 2017.

Continuing Collaboration

A moldmaker and molding machine manufacturer partnered up to present micro-molding technology at Amerimold and will continue this joint effort through to NPE.

Industrial Equipment & Machinery and Medical Findings

U.S. manufacturing competitiveness increases. Without AHCA and tax reform, small medical manufacturing companies lose opportunities for profitability.

Design & Mfg. Software

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.

Medical and Consumer Goods

Slower growth ahead for medical and consumer goods production.

Mold Components

Building a Better Tool

Collaboration was key to building a mold that would drastically cut cycle time.

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