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Published: 12/1/2013

Designing and Building Molds for Aerospace Requirements

The aerospace industry has some unique requirements for many of its plastic components, primarily because of the thermal expansion challenges these materials present.

Published: 12/1/2013

Staying One Step Ahead of Customer Needs

The key to optimal customer support for any mold manufacturer is doing more—from upfront design engineering during the initial stages of product development to emergency mold repair services. And this is exactly the business model Kansas City-...

Published: 12/1/2013

For Better Mold Venting, Start with the Metal

Selecting the right material for specific mold components can help prevent a number of costly issues

Published: 10/1/2013

Think Metric, Part 3

Insight from several technology suppliers—in design software, mold components, programming, machines, cutting tools and measurement equipment who have been following the metric trend—may help to make the transition a smooth one.

Published: 6/1/2013

Testing Engineered Options for Mold Alignment

Performance data on alignment components helps select the best treatment, improve the design and chart more precise application recommendations.

Published: 4/1/2013

Think Metric: It’s All in the Numbers, Part 2

Feedback from the field on making the metric conversion in your shop after realizing it just makes sense.

Published: 3/1/2013

Think Metric

One man builds an argument for designing and building in metric. Part 1

Published: 11/1/2012

Strategic Partnerships Speed Time-to-Market Process

Westminster Tool Inc. (Plainfield, CT) has found forming strategic partnerships with key suppliers crucial to bringing its customers’ products to market faster.

Published: 10/1/2012

Purchasing Considerations for Standard Slide Assemblies

Mold manufacturers must consider several factors when evaluating standard components—quality, cost, design benefits and features, and their effects on the finished tool.

Published: 6/18/2012

Pre-Engineered, Modular Tooling Helps Mold Shop Cost Effectively develop Caps and Closures

B&D Machine, Inc. (Tolland, CT) shares how Roehr Tool's ProtoBridge Tool provided a faster and more economical solution for prototyping a new product.