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How to Make an Informed Hot Runner Decision

A proper hot runner assessment requires evaluating and calculating key runner system variables.
#automotive

Correlation-Free Measuring Cell Enables Real-Time Process Monitoring

Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions introduces its Zeiss AICell trace, a dual, 7-axis robotic system that can be utilized in near-line, at-line or in-line applications.
#industry40 #analysis #automotive

International Perspective: European Toolmakers Face a Rocky Road Ahead

For many tool-, die- and moldmakers within the automotive supply chain time is running out, says Volker Schäfer, chairman of VDMA’s (German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) toolmaking division.
#automotive

Workflow and Quality Count

A recent visit to a hot runner systems and solutions provider proved the importance of workflow and quality to a production facility’s layout.
#electronics #automotive #consumer

Free Webinar Looks at Automotive Manufacturing in 2020

Gardner Intelligence columnist Michael Guckes explains what’s next for automakers, manufacturers in a free webinar on December 17th at 11am EST. Register Today!
#ecomonics #automotive

Readjusting to the New Normal of Automotive Tooling

“Control what you can control,” Laurie Harbour of Harbour Results says because on top of our current economic uncertainty, government volatility, tariffs and trade there also is a shift happening in the automotive industry that demands flexibility from today’s mold builders.
#regulations #automotive

Addressing Aluminum Tooling Objections

Mold builder shares the technical and financial advantages it experiences using aluminum tooling.
#aluminum #automotive

Tooling, Tariffs and Reinventing One's Business for the "New Normal"

Mold industry professionals attending the Makino Technology Expo learned they must prepare for the “new normal” and build a better marketing and sales plan. 

How to Better Balance Family Molds

A servo-driven valve gate can provide superior processing for family molds with significant variances in part sizes and volumes.

Capability to 3D Print H13 Delivers Robust Tooling

Direct metal laser sintering H13 material plays a big role in how this company has differentiated itself from the competition.

Industry Reports: Automotive, Medical and Aerospace

Chief Economist for Gardner Business Intelligence gives a rundown of status of the automotive, medical and aerospace markets.
#medical #automotive

Automotive Industry Continues Trajectory

If trade tensions escalate and interest rates increase throughout 2019, the automotive industry may find it harder than expected to expand.
#regulations #automotive

Additive Manufacturing Workshop Program at NAIAS

The NAIAS event is drawing major OEM presenters. 
#3dprinting #automotive #marketing

Welcome to the Hub of Moldmaking in Portugal

Despite being a relatively small economy, the world's eighth-largest moldmaking country sits on the edge of Europe in relative obscurity. Evolved from a centuries-old glass-making tradition, Portugal today boasts some of the most advanced and innovative moldmaking businesses that have nearly doubled their export and production rate over the past ten years. Here is a look at this country’s recipe for success.

Laser Marking Process Resists Shot Blasting

Laserax’s laser marking process has enabled die casters to identify parts throughout the supply chain.

Harbour Results Predicts 2019 North American Automotive Vendor Tooling Spend to be $8 Billion

Harbour Results, Inc. released the results of the Harbour IQ in-depth study on the current state of the automotive vendor tooling industry. The analysis predicts 2019 automotive vendor tooling spend to be $8 billion.

SPE Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Dr. Rose Ryntz will be honored as the SPE Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the Automotive Innovation Gala in November.
#leadership #automotive

Automotive Industry Beats Expectations

Through the first half of 2018, the automotive industry experienced a level of growth that exceeded the expectations of most experts.
#automotive

Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers

SISE designed the MV3 hot-runner temperature controllers with five platforms and three power card options.
#packaging #medical #automotive

2018: Long-Term Growth Opportunities Abound for Moldmakers

Positive data helps mold builders prepare for upcoming industry changes and growth opportunities. 

Statistics Uphold Mexico’s Importance in Plastics Industry

Did you know that Mexico is the world’s second largest importer of molds and tools?

Mexico: Manufacturing Mecca to the South

A mold-building perspective on Mexico’s manufacturing opportunities, trends and challenges.