#SAFETY

Mold Components

Thermal Protection Hose Enhance Occupational Safety

A braided textile glass fiber and a silicone foam coating meets injection mold temperature control requirements, improved mechanical properties and ease of use.

Hot Runners

Gate Bushing Minimizes Nozzle Component Damage

Thermoplay’s D-bushing component for hot runner nozzles is equipped with a double sealing ring to prevent leaks, protect components and improve insulation.

Mold Components

Low-Leakage Temperature Control System Ensures Maximum Safety

The Hasco system showcases improved and robust quick-release couplings that guarantees safe and independent coupling with a maximum flow rate and a small, low-pressure drop.

Surface Treatment

Automatic Spray Unit Enables Increased Personnel Safety

Slide Product’s Freedom spray unit responds to the need for increased personnel safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mold Components

Positive Locking Cylinder Permits Safe Locking

Hasco’s positive locking cylinder Z2302/... is suitable for use with core pulls and mold slides and enables service temperatures up to 180°C.

MMT Chats: Bottle Expertise Gives Way to Test Kit Work

  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.      

LSR 2020 Conference Cancelled

The LSR 2020 conference committee of LSR 2020 has decided to cancel this year's conference due to the concern for everyone's health and safety, and announces the 2021 LSR Conference will be held September 13-16, 2021.

MMT Chats: Vials for the Vaccine/Antibody Testing

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.

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.  

Breaking News: IMTS 2020 Cancelled

Official announcement from show organizers. “The health and safety of our exhibitors and audience remains our top priority.” Coming launches to address need for technical knowledge and networking.

MMT Chat: Safety, Shields and Shuttle Molds

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.  

NVision, Inc. Accelerates PPE Production with 3D Laser Scanning

In one recent project, NVision Inc. provided engineering services to a Texas PPE manufacturer, helping accelerate the company’s production of a much-needed protective mask earmarked for medical personnel.

Canadian Manufacturing Ramp Up Accelerating

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. 

PODCAST: Quick Conversations Can Change the Course of Your Business

In between the giggles and personal stories of injuries, this threesome from the American Mold Builders Association Executive Board shares its take on the value of this association and its networking, as well as the changes to come in mold manufacturing.

Xcentric Supports ZVerse Face Shield Initiative

Xcentric Mold & Engineering is part of the domestic supply chain initiative by ZVerse to meet the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), specifically face shields.

MMT Chats: Remoting, Reaching Out and Ramping Up Recyclable PPE

Two members of the Axiom, Intex Tooling and Smart Attend team chat about COVID-19's impact on the business, employee morale across the business units, and the switch to producing and selling recyclable face shields.  

Back to Work Planning Underway for Canadian Manufacturing

Return to work guidelines are on the radar and underway for Canadian manufacturing, and it’s clear that manufacturing is focused on the next 90 days and that repairing for new health and safety standards in the workplace is important. 

Additive Manufacturing

Community Addresses Coronavirus PPE Backlog with 3D Printing

As the COVID-19 crisis has deepened, Rocklin Manufacturing has been addressing the need to fulfill the growing PPE backlog by not only turning to 3D printing, but by also connecting with its local community.

Webinar: Employment Ramifications of COVID-19

So much of the stress and worry related to COVID-19 is employee safety as shops remain open to perform their critical work.

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).

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Occupational Safety and Health Act provides guidance, recommendations and descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards.This document refers to workplace preparation for COVID-19.

Automation

Collaborative Robots Set Standards for Ease of Use, Reliability and Safety

FANUC introduces the CRX-10iA and CRX-10iA/L (long arm version) collaborative robots that set new standards in terms of ease of use, reliability and safety.

Maintenance & Repair

When It Comes to Shop Safety, Think Beyond Pallets and Blocks

More often than not when touring a shop I see a unique approach to solving an everyday problem. This time it was a shop full of big, heavy molds that were not sitting on pallets or blocks across the the floor. Instead, they were sitting on top of small, plastic feet.

Mold Components

Tooling: New Safety Couplings for Mold Cooling Lines

Hasco’s new couplings have an automatic safety lock.

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