#MEDICAL

New EVCO Plastics Facility to Advance Medical Molding Opportunities

Forty thousand square-foot CAL 2 facility to feature white room, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding capabilities.

Automation

KUKA Presents Industry Outlook to the Association for Advanced Automation

KUKA representatives discuss new industries driving the growth of automation, the increased demand for autonomous mobile robot platforms and showcase demonstrations.

Business Strategy

Plastikos Medical Accelerates Phase II Expansion Plans

Plastikos Medical expansion slated for March 2021 is expected double the size of the current ISO-7 cleanroom, and fit 15 additional medical injection molding machines. 

Workforce Development

How to Improve Your Current Efficiency Rate

An alternative approach to taking on more EDM-intensive work when technology and personnel investment is not an option.

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Acquisition Trends and Lessons for Mold Builders

Jim Berklas is a former full-time M&A lawyer for several of the largest private equity firms in the country and has 25 years of M&A experience and 200 closed transaction. Today, he is founder and M&A Leader with Augmented Industry Services. He joins me for this MMT Chat on mergers and acquisitions trends and strategies within in the mold manufacturing industry.

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.

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.

Business Strategy

MMT Chats: Relationships Are Key to Conquering Supply Chain Challenges

This mold shop owner built his shop with a focus on relationships, and this has become a clear advantage, as the industry works through the impacts of the coronavirus.  Sit back and watch this MMT Chat as MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges interviews two key members of the Eden team.

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.    

Workforce Development

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.

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