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How to Design a Mold with Additive Tooling
Designing molds with additive tooling implementation in mind requires blending traditional mold standards with innovative new ideas of what is possible to push the limits of mold performance.


How to Use Additive Tooling in Difficult-to-Cool Areas of a Mold
Difficult-to-cool areas of a mold cost cycle time, making the perfect application for additive tooling, including retrofitting an existing tool with lifters, slides and high wear areas.

MMT Chats: Fighting COVID-19 with Collaboration
Next Chapter Manufacturing, Muskegon Community College, PCS Company and Concept Molds chat about a coalition they formed to produce face shields to help fight COVID-19.

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How to Maintain Additive Tooling
Implementing additive tooling into a mold can be a daunting task, but maintaining it over the life of the tool can be straight-up scary. Here are three steps to include in your maintenance plan.

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How to Use a Conformally Cooled Sprue Bushing to Reduce Cycle Time and Ease Cost Pressures
Use of a new conformally cooled sprue bushing helped solve Midwest Mold Services’ problem with a big sprue that was hard to cool and preventing faster ejection times.

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Additive Tooling Goes Beyond Conformally Cooled Inserts to Simplify the Mold Build Process
Three ways that additive tooling is moving past conformal cooling to bring speed and efficiency to the overall tooling process.

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H13 Laser Sintering Process for Robust Tooling
Partnership is the key to developing advanced process parameters for producing robust H13 tooling using laser sintering process.

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Selling the Value of Additive Tooling in a Mold
Gaining molder buy-in for a conformal-cooled mold insert requires communicating the mold’s total cost of ownership over the life of the project.

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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.

Product Categories of Next Chapter Manufacturing

Part & Tooling Production Services—Additive Manufacturing
Prototype/Short-run/Injection Molding Services