ANALYSIS

3 Lessons Learned about On-Machine Inspection

A prototyping specialist shares its success with on-machine inspection that it believes can apply to many shops.
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MMT Chats: 5 in 5 with Intex Tooling Technologies

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges gets mold builders to reveal their five best practices for improving efficiencies in culture, technology, process, measuring success and staying competitive ... in 5 minutes. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
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New Orders, Production Register Slowing April Activity

Total new orders for April registered slowing growth while export orders contracted. Much of the expansion in moldmaking orders during COVID-19 has come from domestic demand.
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MMT Chats: 5 in 5 with Best Tool & Engineering

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges reveals 5 best practices for improving efficiencies in culture, technology, process, measuring success and staying competitive ... in 5 minutes: hire for work ethic, machining, molding, relationships and appropriate technology investment. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
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How to Use Reverse Engineering to Reduce Mold Tuning Time

Mold builders can reduce the number of iterations required to yield acceptable parts with a new tool, a damaged mold or a copy of an existing tool using modern data collection techniques and advanced surface modeling technologies.
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What is Scientific Maintenance? Part 2

Part two of this three-part series explains specific data that toolrooms must collect, analyze and use to truly advance to a scientific maintenance culture where you can measure real data and drive decisions.
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MMT Chats: 5 in 5 with Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges reveals five best practices for improving efficiencies in culture, technology, process, measuring success and staying competitive in 5 minutes with Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing.
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Monitoring Kit Evaluates X-Ray Detector Performance

Nikon Metrology’s Detector Evaluation Package offers automated analysis of image data with performance trend analysis.

Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.

Shared Engineering Expertise Overcomes Design and Delivery Challenges

Collaboration on part and mold design between a molder and mold builder were vital to overcoming design and production challenges for a unique automotive project.

VIDEOS

MMT Chats: 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.      

On-Machine Inspection Eliminates Machine Interruption

Jingdiao’s online measurement and intelligent modification technology measures parts on the machine, eliminating interruption of the continuous production process.

Advanced CAM Software Streamlines Solid Modeling, Toolpath Creation, Verification and Connectivity

Advanced CAD/CAM improves performance of cutting tool designs, probing, process simulation and verification and data gathering and monitoring.

What Is Scientific Maintenance? Part 1

Part one of this three-part series explains how to create a scientific maintenance plan based on a toolroom’s current data collection and usage.
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MMT Chats: The All or Nothing Approach to ERP

For this MMT Chat, my guests hail from Omega Tool of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, who share their journey with using enterprise resource planning (ERP)—and their people—to solve their schedule and capacity load monitoring challenges.
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2020/2021 Mold Building Wage and Salary Report Indicates Positive Trends

Compensation study on the U.S. mold building industry reports 70% of 2020 job functions experienced wage increases, and a 3% jump in employee hires.
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Markforged Report Suggests 3D Printing Enabled Manufacturers to Persevere Through COVID-19

Data shows that manufacturers using 3D printing were able to continue normal operations and innovate, while saving time and money.

MMT Chats: MMT Advisory Board Wraps Up Year with Current Data Trends

MoldMaking Technology’s Editorial Advisory Board has been virtually meeting this year due to the virus. Here is a peek at our last meeting of 2020 that involves a snapshot of some industry data and analysis about this pandemic recession shared by Gardner Intelligence Chief Economist Michael Guckes.

Versatile Large Format Multi-Sensor Vision System for Accurate, Fast Measurements

The L.S. Starrett AVX550 Multi-Sensor Vision System is a powerful, easy-to-use multi-sensor measurement system which streamlines and optimizes the QC process.