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Amerimold Connects Kicks off with Tool Shop Live Demo of a High-Level Hot Runner Mold PM
The reason we are kicking off the event with this topic is because at the heart of making things is the mold, and since the mold impacts every link in the supply chain—OEM/brand owner toolrooms, molding facilities and mold building shops—mold maintenance is vital. So we felt it’s only appropriate to kick off this event with a “virtual” hands-on look at a proper hot runner preventative maintenance routine.

VIDEO: Elements of a New Age Repair Shop
Just as important as creating a solid maintenance plan for molds, is the shop in which the repair takes place. In this Toolroom Live Demo, Steve Johnson of MoldTrax presents an overview of a successful toolroom setup that includes a variety of essential bench and cleaning equipment on the market today.  

Understanding Manifold Thermal Expansion
Molders, mold builders and repair technicians must fully understand thermal expansion to ensure they don’t damage critical seals during manifold repairs or routine cleanings.

PODCAST: Educators in Mold Maintenance
After attending an intensive three-day mold maintenance workshop earlier this year, it was a real pleasure to sit down with two of the workshop’s mold maintenance educators to learn more about what makes them tick both personally and professionally.

Amerimold 2019 Update: Tool Shop Live!
Mold maintenance and repair is a team effort. It involves communication and collaboration among suppliers, mold manufacturers and customers to ensure that the appropriate people, technologies and processes are put in place to keep a mold running. That is the motivation behind Tool Shop Live! at Amerimold next week. 

Women with pry bars breaking down a mold

Hands-on Workshop Teaches Mold Maintenance Process
Intensive workshop teaches the process of mold maintenance to help put an end to the firefighting culture of many toolrooms.

Cold Jet Combi 120H

2018 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide: Mold Maintenance, Repair & Surface Treatment
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 mold maintenance, repair & surface treatment.


Technology Tuesday: Hot-Runner Maintenance
Cruise through this week’s Technology Tuesday slideshow to see articles and products on hot-runner maintenance.

Throwback Thursday: Defining the Data Barrier

Throwback Thursday: Defining the Data Barrier
How to best organize data responsibilities in a maintenance system.

Setting Up Shop for Proper Mold Maintenance

Setting Up Shop for Proper Mold Maintenance
It can’t be said enough how important proper, systemized mold maintenance is to the overall productivity of molds.

Blue Wave Ultrasonics

Tech Showcase, Mold Maintenance, Repair and Surface Treatment
A gentleman who managed a major medical molding corporation once told me that mold maintenance is a crucial, but often overlooked, aspect of optimizing mold performance.

In Memory of Randy Winton: Industry Colleague, Road Warrior, Friend

In Memory of Randy Winton: Industry Colleague, Road Warrior, Friend
The industry lost a good man last week. Randy Winton was probably best known to MMT readers as the Global Assessment Manager for ToolingDocs. To me, he was an industry colleague because I had the privilege to work with him for more than 11 years at ToolingDocs, but more than that, he was my friend.

Amerimold 2015 Bringing You In-Depth Workshops

Amerimold 2015 Bringing You In-Depth Workshops
New this year, Amerimold Expo's technical conference program is offering two half-day workshops for a deeper dive into programming 3D parts and strategies for making mold maintenance profitable.

Innovations for the Toolroom: ToolingDocs Custom Maintenance Bench
ToolingDocs, a leading authority on mold maintenance and training, is adding its custom-designed mold maintenance benches to its unique line of products.

Fast Heat MoldChecker

Common Sense Innovation and Moldmaker Collaboration
As I walked the aisles of NPE last month, taking in all the plastics-related technologies and solutions on display, two obvious trends emerged: logical innovation and moldmaker collaboration.

Hot Runner Repair and Maintenance Training
Successful hot runner repair requires a higher level of precision, understanding and accuracy that can only be accomplished in a systemized approach that utilizes accurate documentation of the critical elements of manifold work.

hot runner system

Hot Manifold Repair: What’s so Tough about it?
Maintaining a typical hot runner system takes mold maintenance skills to the next level.

Trade Fair Takeaways
Want to know what I learned from this week's SPI Western Moldmakers Trade Fair? I'll give you the highlights then maybe next time you'll want to head out to California for the annual event, or seek out similar educational and networking opportunities in your area.

mold makers bench

Designing the Perfect Mold Repair Bench
The right tools and working environment can help you complete a job more easily and more efficiently.

chris gedwed

Efficient Maintenance Requires a Calculated Plan
Advancing from a mold repair culture to a mold maintenance culture can only be fully supported with a companywide understanding of what the real costs are and what the real potential savings can be.

First Annual Plastics Crossroads Summit Brings Industry Experts and Networking Opportunities to Plastics Manufacturers
Five leading companies involved in the plastics industry announced today they are sponsoring the first annual 2013 Plastics Crossroads Summit on November 7, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.

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