#REGULATIONS

Business Strategy

A Best-Practices Quality Strategy for Profitability

Guidelines for quality and business process improvement planning to help achieve true business performance improvement and return on investment.

South Coast Mold Earns Water Efficiency and Green Certifications

After two months of hard work and remaining open through COVID-19, South Coast Mold has earned two notable awards.  

Michigan Moldmaker Produces Tools Onshore and Off

Rather than fighting offshore competitors, Liberty Molds has spent the last 15 years producing injection tools in both China and Michigan—and it’s paid off.

FAQs: What Are the Leadtime Leader Awards?

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about MoldMaking Technology's annual Leadtime Leader Awards competition.

FAQs on Leadtime Leader Questionnaire

Explanations of individual questions on Leadtime Leader Awards Competition submission form. 

Hot Runners

HRSflow is Global Market Leader for Automotive Hot Runner Systems

Since the fourth quarter of 2019, HRSflow has been the number one worldwide in the field of hot runner technology for automotive applications.

Business Strategy

PODCAST: Accomplished Women Empowering Accomplished Women in Manufacturing

I was surprised, humbled and honored when The WAM Podcast invited me to be a guest on its 96th episode. I mean, it’s not every day that someone in the trade press is asked to freely and publicly promote their brand on top of being considered an “accomplished” woman in manufacturing. 

AMBA Files Comments Against Lifting Chinese Mold Tariffs

The American Mold Builders Association filed formal comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative asking that it not lift Section 301 tariffs related to the COVID-19 pandemic for plastic injection molds imported from China.

Data Management Software

Global Mold Management Program Provides Total Control Over Mold Assets

Coast Systems announces its Global Mold Management offering, which combines powerful maintenance management software with expert mold management advice to help manufacturers gain total control over the integrity, reliability and whereabouts of their physical mold assets.

Popular Posts: April 2020

These popular blog posts from April 2020 feature a topic that has been on everyone’s mind in the past month: coronavirus and how the moldmaking industry is adapting to this global crisis.

Mitsui Seiki Remains Operational Amid COVID-19 Guidelines

With the growing global and national concerns relevant to the spread of coronavirus, Mitsui Seiki relays all the actions that it has been taking since the outbreak.

Mold Components

COVID-19 Is a Rallying Call to the Plastics Industry to Redesign, Refocus and Reshore

Mold manufacturers who have been critiqued for slow lead times, as compared to the overseas competition, are proving to themselves and customers during COVID-19 that North American mold manufacturers and suppliers can unite and do things at an extraordinary speed.

Business Strategy

Webinar to Discuss OSHA Regulatory Requirements for Coronavirus

AssetPro will be hosting a webinar, March 31st, 2020, at 10 am to discuss how employers can meet the intent of the OSHA regulations and how to protect their employees from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Waivers to Keep Physical Locations Open During Coronavirus

Mold builders should seek exemption immediately based on the industries you serve.  Reach out to your local representatives and trade associations for assistance. 

Data Management Software

Global Shop Solutions Offers Free White Paper on ERP

Global Shop Solutions’ core values are to love, serve, and care for its customers.

America Makes Announces New Executive Committee

America Makes proudly announces the election of its new Executive Committee, the main strategic advisory group for the Institute, focusing on strategy, policy and advocacy.

ABI Research Names Siemens A Leader in Manufacturing Simulation Software

Industry experts at ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, recently named Siemens a leader in manufacturing simulation software.

Trexel Hires Sales Manager, Global Packaging

Trexel, Inc. announces that Scott Ludwig has joined the company as sales manager, global packaging.

Workforce Development

How to Improve the Flow of Mold Repair and Engineering Changes

A new perspective on competition, training and workflow redefines this shop’s core competency in repair and engineering changes, and charges the team toward continuous improvement.

CIMdata Publishes CGTech VERICUT eBook

CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm has released an eBook focused on CGTech’s numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification and optimization solution suite, Vericut.

Data Management Software

App Provides Product Information and Holemaking Solutions

Allied Machine & Engineering, a global manufacturer of holemaking and finishing cutting tools, releases their free mobile app, Solution Hub.

AMBA Files Formal Comments for Tariff Reinstatement

The American Mold Builders Association filed formal comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative requesting it not extend the exclusion granted to importers from paying a 25% tariff on plastic injection molds from China for another year.

Readjusting to the New Normal of Automotive Tooling

“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.

Mold Builders Are Leading the Way

We are still accepting entries for our 2020 Leadtime Leader Awards competition, so put your hat in the ring today by visiting the Leadtime Leader Zone and clicking on the logo to submit your information to start the process.

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