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Published: 9/30/2019

MMT Headed to Mexico

I’m headed to Mexico in about six weeks to learn about the growing demand for molds, tools and dies in this country as well as the local companies with increasing capacity and technology to produce them.  

Published: 9/23/2019

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.

Published: 9/20/2019

Association Update, September 2019: News and Reviews from Industry Organizations

News and reviews from the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) and Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM), and The Mold Technologies Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Published: 9/9/2019

PODCAST: A Campus and Culture of Capabilities and Solutions

MGS Mfg Group Business Development Managers Mark Ypsilantis and Brad Bollech did not hide their passion for mold manufacturing, their commitment to the next generation workforce and their experience with the campus of c...

Published: 9/6/2019

Jerry Ward: Reflections on A Moldmaking Career

After dedicating 48 years to moldmaking, Jerry shares a few memories about a career he loves.

Published: 9/4/2019

Can You Recommend Any Books on Mold Design and Manufacturing?

Mold industry pros rally to offer a list of resources in response to a fellow SPE member’s call for assistance.

Published: 9/3/2019

Tooling 4.0: Connecting Industry 4.0 Technology to Your Molds and Molding Process  

A packaging supplier applies Industry 4.0 technology to its injection molds so that components talk to each another to understand the dynamics of what is happening inside the mold.

Published: 8/15/2019

PODCAST: Bringing in Curious Next-Generation Mold Builders

Listen in as I sit down with The Manufacturing Alliance and Camille Sackett, a fellow Northeast-coaster who started at Accede Mold & Tool in 1993 and worked her way through mold designing, project management and currently bus...

Published: 8/9/2019

FUN FRIDAY: Classic Cars, Cuisine and Camaraderie, Chicago AMBA Style!

Highlights from the latest dinner meeting of the Chicago Chapter of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA).

Published: 8/2/2019

Selling the Value of Additive Tooling in a Mold

Gaining molder buy-in for a conformal-cooled mold insert requires communicating the mold’s total cost of ownership over the life of the project.