VIDEOS

Maintenance & Repair

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

Workforce Development

PODCAST: Self Reflection, Supreme Standards, Scuba Diving and Super Powers

These Leadtime Leaders strive for continuous improvement and believe entering this Awards competition helped them do just that. Here what X-Cell Tool & Mold and Maximum Mold Group have to say as they share a little about themselves, the award process and so much more! 
#regulations #leadership #leadtimeleader

Scholle IPN and Tooling 4.0

The MMT editorial team went onsite at Scholle IPN in Northlake, IL, and talked with Don Smith, senior tooling manager, to learn what Tooling 4.0 means to this company.
#packaging

Workforce Development

Back to School Tools

Our job, as individuals working within the manufacturing community, is to offer our time to help educate the next generation of workers about the career opportunities available in manufacturing.
#editorial

Additive Manufacturing

Video: Metal AM Affects Plastics Production via Conformal Cooling

Additive manufacturing allows cooling channels within mold tooling inserts to follow the form of the tool rather than being straight drilled holes. Here’s why this matters.
#conformalcooling #3dprinting

Die Sep Demo at Amerimold 2019

Die Sep showcases their mold separator and tipper, giving Amerimold attendees the chance to see a 90 second mold removal process.
#amerimold

Design & Mfg. Software

CAM Software Speeds Programming and Optimizes Production

Precision Mold and Machining Services gains more control, accuracy and capacity, and better surface finish, with high-performance CAM software.