Live Show Floor Recap from Amerimold 2019

In the midst of exhibitors breaking down at the close of Amerimold 2019, the MoldMaking Technology editorial team set up shop at the MMT booth to do a live Manufacturing Alliance Podcast, sharing some immediate insight and feedback on this annual event.

Maintenance & Repair

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.

A Man Humbled by the AMBA's Mold Builder of the Year Award

“I have big shoes to fill to keep company with the people who have won this award in the past. I will do my best to live up to the award. It's a daily challenge to strive to improve, but industry friends push us to keep going.” Those are honest words from a man well deserving of the AMBA’s 2019 Mold Builder of the Year Award, and I was there when his name was called and he humbly accepted the title.

Packaging Outlook Shifts With New Data

With a large portion of the industry having released its data for the first quarter, capital expenditures for the industry reported contracting growth.

The Making of a Movie: 2019 Leadtime Leader Award Winner

A peek inside MoldMaking Technology's video shoot at X-Cell Tool and Mold in Fairview, Pennsylvania.

2019 Leadtime Leader Award Winner: X-Cell Tool and Mold Inc.–The Continuous Drive for Perfection

Continued investment in new technologies and automation has enabled this moldmaker to maintain shorter lead times no matter how large or complex the mold build.
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VIDEO: X-Cell Tool and Mold Is MoldMaking Technology's 2019 Leadtime Leader Award Winner

Congratulations! This year the competition for the title was fierce, but X-Cell Tool and Mold of Fairview, Pennsylvania reigned supreme in the end. 
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Workforce Development

Amerimold 2019 Update: What You Should Know about the Skilled Workforce Crisis

This presentation will reveal the results of a Workforce Development Survey, powered by Gardner Intelligence and presented by MoldMaking Technology and Human Asset Management, that identifies the current state of workforce development among small to mid-size manufacturers in North America.
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Surface Treatment

Femtosecond Lasers Improve Mold Texturing and Micromachining

Newer femtosecond laser machine option solves common working distance challenge for micromachining and mold texturing.

Maintenance & Repair

Laser Welder Delivers Big on Time and Cost Savings for Small Repairs

Laser welder’s ergonomic design and functionality makes small repairs faster and easier for United Tool and Mold Inc.