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Published: 12/11/2019

How to Ensure Quality Offshore Tooling

When working with a foreign mold builder provide clear expectations and conduct comprehensive reviews throughout the moldmaking process to ensure a robust mold.

Published: 11/26/2019

What’s in Querétaro, You Ask?

Querétaro is located about two hours north of Mexico City and is the fastest-growing city in Mexico that is not a resort or border city with a population of 800,000. It is bustling with manufacturing activity, and its people have mold buildin...

Published: 11/22/2019

How to Dramatically Increase Mold Life with the Right Coating

Injection mold components experience remarkable wear and tear as high-temperature polymers, often with abrasive and corrosive additives, are injected into the mold. A challenge is how to maintain the efficiency of the component that w...

Published: 11/21/2019

Webinar Review: A Look at Copper Alloy Molds

Copper is not strong enough to be used as a mold material, but by alloying copper, it can be made as strong as steel while retaining much of its thermal conductivity. This free webinar explains the various copper alloys used in plastic molding ...

Published: 11/20/2019

Addressing Aluminum Tooling Objections

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

Published: 11/12/2019

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 com...

Published: 11/11/2019

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.

Published: 11/7/2019

Design Capabilities and a Lean, Skilled Team Makes Do-Rite Die & Engineering a Valuable Source for Die Cast Dies

Do-Rite Die & Engineering’s skilled team knows how to achieve creating even the most complex details using EDM or a combination of electrodes and three-axis machining.

Published: 11/5/2019

Using Teamwork and Attention to Detail to Tackle Complexity

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

Published: 10/30/2019

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.