VIDEOS

Business Strategy

MMT Chat: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 2

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about lean manufacturing, teaching mold design and our future generation of mold engineers.
#education

Data Management Software

MMT Chat: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 1

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about the future and science of moldmaking.

Workforce Development

MMT Chat: Virtual R&D and Teaching Plastic Injection Mold Design

New Editorial Advisory Board member Davide Masato, an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, joined me for a 20-minute video chat about the importance of plastics engineering, and how COVID-19 changed the faculty's approach to teaching mold engineering and plastics research.
#education #covid-19

Business Strategy

MMT Chat: Buyer/Seller Tips for a Successful Acquisition

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Fran Brunelle, President of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers about the ins and outs of today's successful manufacturing mergers and acquisitions.  
#basics #successionplanning

Machining

Single-Brand EDM Arsenal Helps Moldmaker Speed Services for Diverse Clientele

Microtech Precision sticks with Mitsubishi EDM (and milling) technology to optimize machining capabilities for molds, dies and more.

MMT Chat: Working On and In an Apprenticeship Program

Four years later I follow up with two young moldmaking professionals who continue to help develop the apprenticeship program that got them to where they are today.
#education

Design & Mfg. Software

MMT Chat: Lessons in Simulation

This mechanical engineer has a passion for simulation because he has spent most of his career working in injection molding and truly sees the value of detecting problems early in the design phase of a project.

Business Strategy

MMT Chat: Quickly Managing Design Changes Amidst COVID-19

MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with Xcentric Mold & Engineering  to learn about the team’s role in a domestic supply chain initiative to meet the demand for personal protective equipment. 
#covid-19

MMT Chat: 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.      
#analysis #safety #leadership

Business Strategy

Moldmaking Industry May Have Found its Post-COVID Floor

The MoldMaking Index points to the expansion of new orders for the first time since COVID-19 shook the economy in March.  
#ecomonics