Industrial Molds

5175 27th Ave.
Rockford, IL 61109 US

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The AMBA Chicago Chapter Recognizes Top Apprentices
At its December 4, 2018 Chapter Meeting, the AMBA Chicago Chapter recognized seven apprentices whose employers nominated them for the annual Mold Your Career Award.

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Scenes from Amerimold 2018 in Novi, Michigan
From technology demos and tech talks to awards and arcade games, Amerimold had much to offer industry this year.

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2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: EDM
MoldMaking Technology’s annual Technology Review and Sourcing Guide is an accurate, comprehensive, easy-to-read and easy-to-use use guide for researching today’s technology, equipment, products and services. The year’s latest moldmaking product developments within mold engineering/design, build and maintenance/repair are broken down into 10 sections, including EDM.

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Industrial Molds Celebrates 50 Years in Business in 2018
Founded in 1968 by Jack Peterson, the company has enjoyed continued growth and success. Today, the Peterson family has three generations involved in the business.

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Past LLA Winners Celebrate 15 Years of Moldmaking Excellence
Winning MoldMaking Technology’s Leadtime Leader Award helped these shops realize their strengths and recognize their weaknesses.

Tradeshow Tuesday: On Display at Amerimold 2018, Part 6
Amerimold 2018 is only two weeks away, so check out this week’s slideshow of items to see some of what will be on display at the show.

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Moldmaker Adds Automated CNC and EDM Capacity
Industrial Molds Group specializes in engineering molds for medical, packaging, industrial, consumer and automotive markets.

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Technology Tuesday: Automation Fuels Productivity
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday blog to see ways in which automation is boosting productivity and efficiency in moldmaking.

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For Moldmakers, Auto Industry Forecast Means Diversification is Key
Diversification seems to be the key for many shops that count automotive as a market focus.

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Fun Friday: The Moldmaking Community Shows Patriotism, Heart and More
On September 15, 2017 our team at Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales partnered with our friends Tim and Kim Bartz from iWarriors and Mold Craft to host the inaugural Alliance iWarriors Charity Golf Outing.

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Three Takeaways from Die/Mold Expo
What do you gain by attending events like the Makino Die/Mold Expo that was held last week at the company’s Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan? I asked a few of the moldmakers I met there to share their personal takeaways.

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Invest Now in Die/Mold Automation to Meet Growing Customer Demand
In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, there are two types of mold shop owners, (1) those who invest in new technology and automation to create innovative ways to meet customer demands for shorter lead times, more complex designs and tighter tolerances and (2) those show don’t invest and quickly fall behind other North American shops and low-cost, offshore manufacturers. Here is a case study from Makino about one mold builder who fits nicely into type number one.

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SLIDESHOW: Amerimold Technology Showcase
We’re in the home stretch! Amerimold 2017 opens this week, and promises to be exciting, motivating and, of course, loaded with opportunities to learn, make connections and have fun with mold-industry colleagues.

What’s Your ‘Secret Ingredient?’
Given all the mold manufacturing companies I’ve visited or learned about, one detail continues to ring true with all of them: That “secret ingredient” to building a top-quality mold.

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Powerful Production
Automated cells with RFID technology facilitate a “productionized” approach that helps this shop make molds more accurately and efficiently.

Pyramid Plastics Remodels Facility, Upgrades Equipment
The moves are said to align the molder more closely with its sister company, mold manufacturer Industrial Molds Group.

Creating Culture
Cultivating a team environment lightens the load on the individual person and distributes it among many, enabling faster lead times and better-quality products.

Pumping Up Molding Plans
Over at Pyramid Plastics, the custom injection molding business of Industrial Molds Group, plans call for purchasing 10 new Toshiba injection molding machines at the rate of one machine per quarter over the next two years.

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Transition to In-House Welding
Bringing laser welding in-house can help mold shops reduce shipping and handling costs while improving mold quality, lead time and overall customer service.

Bottlenecks Determine Machine Purchases
A lot of planning went into the decision Industrial Molds Group made when purchasing new machine technology and renovating its existing building. Better work flow to help maintain good scheduling to meet lead times was a primary goal, and making the right machine purchases helped them attack production bottlenecks.

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Collaboration Makes the Impossible Possible
For Industrial Molds Group, successfully completing a complex 2×2, two-shot family mold demanded a level of collaboration similar to that required by a symphony orchestra. A leading manufacturer of power tools was under severe pressure to begin production for a new product that had to be on store shelves by Memorial Day or the customer (a major retailer) would cancel orders for the entire year.

Product Categories of Industrial Molds

Die Cast Dies
EDM Services
Fixtures
Injection Molds
Machining Services
Mold Bases and Frames
Mold Design Services
Mold Maintenance & Repair Services
Mold Tryout Equipment