VIDEOS

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.
#safety

Maintenance & Repair

VIDEO: The Importance of Facility and Flow to Mold Repair and Engineering Changes

United Tool and Mold Owner Scott Phipps speaks with MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges about its new 60,000-square-foot facility dedicated to large mold repair and engineering changes, which has improved the company's competitiveness and their future plans for growth and improvement. 

Maintenance & Repair

How to Improve the Flow of Mold Repair and Engineering Changes

A new perspective on competition, training and workflow redefines this shop’s core competency in repair and engineering changes, and charges the team toward continuous improvement.
#regulations #education

Machining

How to Eliminate Chatter

Here are techniques commonly used to combat chatter and guidelines to establish a foundation for optimizing the moldmaking process.
#fiveaxis

Inspection & Measurement

Leadtime Leader Q&A: X-Cell Tool and Mold on Quality Assurance

The current Leadtime Leader shares an update on its continually advancing in-house quality processes and equipment.
#leadtimeleader

Additive Manufacturing

VIDEO: What Is Freeform Injection Molding?

FIM or freeform injection molding combines the proven injection molding process with the freedom of part design. Check out this video describing how this advanced technology works. 
#moldingequipment #amerimold

Business Strategy

Moldmaking Community Keeps iWarriors Going Strong

Since 2011 iWarriors has provided fully-loaded tablets to more than 900 combat wounded service members for their rehab and recovery, and although founders Kim and Tim Bartz are retiring, the program will continue on under STAR Charities.  

Cutting Tools

Improving Finishing Operations with Circle Segment Cutters

Circle segment cutters are a concept in cutting tool design that allows for maximum production rates while still achieving excellent surface finish. 
#leadership

Business Strategy

What’s in Querétaro, You Ask?

Querétaro is located about two hours north of Mexico City and is the fastest-growing city in Mexico that is not a resort or border city with a population of 800,000. It is bustling with manufacturing activity, and its people have mold building on their radar.

Additive Manufacturing

VIDEO: How to Really Use a 3D Printer

Learn how color 3D applications are enabled with a 3D printing system that allows the production of functional parts in full color in a fraction of the time.
#amerimold