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.

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.

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.

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.

Business Strategy

AMBA Hires Lobbying Firm, Urges Trump Administration to Reinstate Chinese Mold Tariffs

The American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) is pleased to announce it has engaged a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm to speak for the industry in the nation’s capital and help policymakers make informed decisions about imposing tariffs on imported plastic injection molds from China.

Business Strategy

Cross-Functional Team Key to Customer Service, Complexity and China Partnership

Michiana Global Mold uses a cross-functional team of journeymen moldmakers and engineers to improve customer communication, service, and quality.

Business Strategy

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Appoints Global Marketing Director

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has appointed Maja Foster as global marketing director of its production software business.

Business Strategy

Meximold Offers Necessary Technical Information on Mold Manufacturing

Meximold will bring together mold, tool and die producers and global suppliers of solutions for their design, manufacturing and maintenance.

Business Strategy

Siemens to Host Webinar

Register today for this webinar from Siemens, October 23 at 2:00 pm, to discover how digitalization can help you address complexity and stay ahead of the competition by delivering first-time quality molds.

Workforce Development

PODCAST: Self Reflection, Supreme Standards, Scuba Diving and Super Powers

These Leadtime Leaders strive for continuous improvement and believe entering this Awards competition helped them do just that. Here what X-Cell Tool & Mold and Maximum Mold Group have to say as they share a little about themselves, the award process and so much more! 

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.