VIDEOS

Business Strategy

PODCAST: Medical, Motivation, Mentality and Yes, Moldmaking

Attitude is everything for the Plastikos / Micro Mold team as they design and manufacture patient-critical devices. Listen in as we invite the technical sales manager to join our latest Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to learn about the company’s philosophy on hard work, finding the right approach in difficult situations, hiring based on best fit for the culture and looking for people who are motivated and willing to go the extra mile.
#leadership #medical

Workforce Development

Got Students? A-1 Tool Says Bring ‘Em On for MFG Day!

Shop tours abounded for A-1 Tool Corp., which hosted more than 188 students on Manufacturing Day and beyond.

Using Teamwork and Attention to Detail to Tackle Complexity

Taking on complex molds requires a solid understanding of true complexity and teamwork.

Hot Runners

K Show Report: Next-Level Efficiency and Control

With a show as big as K 2019 with more than 3,000 exhibitors from 63 nations, you may think that identifying a theme among all the technology would be difficult, but after all is said and done, two words come to mind: efficiency and control.

Maintenance & Repair

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.  
#amerimold

Maintenance & Repair

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hot Runner Systems and How to Optimize Their Performance

MoldTrax Hot Runner Extravaganza brings a wealth of expertise and advice for making the most out of the hot runner design, function and performance.

Hot Runners

Getting Hot and Heavy during a Little Hot Runner Training

If a mold is the heart of a molding system, then the hot runner system is the heart of a hot runner mold, and I recently learned that there is a lot to know when it comes to designing and maintaining these systems to ensure optimal mold and part quality and performance.
#education

Additive Manufacturing

VIDEO: Custom Mold & Design Talks Hybrid Additive Manufacturing

Lester Jones, VP of Custom Mold & Design discusses the shop's use of its Matsuura Lumex Avance-25 hybrid AM machine for creating conformal-cooled inserts with MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges.  
#3dprinting #conformalcooling

Additive Manufacturing

Mold Builder Learns How to Use Hybrid AM to Build Conformal-Cooled Inserts

It is one thing to understand additive technology, but it is another to know when to invest, who to partner with and how to sell its value.
#3dprinting #conformalcooling

Machining

Five-Axis Machine Modifications Reduce Cycle Times

Expanding the capabilities of a portal milling machine reduced cycle times and improved quality of large-section automotive and truck molds. 
#fiveaxis #automotive