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Published: 3/12/2019

VIDEO: How Water Flow Monitoring Optimizes Mold Production

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges and Progressive Components' Rebecca Hamstra discuss why monitoring water flow in injection molds is important.

Published: 2/14/2019

Maintaining Mold Components

Toolroom technicians must include frame plates, frame components, and cavity tooling when developing a mold maintenance plan.

Published: 1/16/2019

Welding Solutions Are More Efficient, Flexible and Affordable

As welding technologies advance, moldmakers have more options for repairing molds faster, cheaper and with minimal training required.

Published: 11/30/2018

How Will Industry 4.0 Impact Mold Maintenance?

Many toolrooms want to replace manual entries with electronic data when creating maintenance work orders and providing past historical issues, corrective actions and the effectiveness level of resolutions, but technicians require more information th...

Published: 11/8/2018

Complex Molds Require Advanced Maintenance Strategies

As molds become more complex in design and function, the demand for advanced training and equipment for mold maintenance increases.

Published: 10/25/2018

Establishing a Production Startup in Mexico

In 2014, German moldmaker Siebenwurst established a subsidiary company in Querétaro, Mexico. It not only provides support to other German companies in the region but also uses its extensive machine park to produce new molds for a growing...

Published: 10/18/2018

How to Set Accurate Manifold Preventive-Maintenance Frequencies, Part 3

The only thing that can mess up a solid PM plan for a manifold is a poorly designed system, and there are a variety of manifold designs and complexity levels. Many design features are the root cause of postponing a manifold PM until it bre...

Published: 9/11/2018

Tradeshow Tuesday: On Display at IMTS 2018, Part 4

Check out this slideshow to see some of what is on display out on the show floor.

Published: 8/23/2018

How to Set Accurate Manifold Preventive-Maintenance Frequencies, Part 2

The key to developing accurate and timely PM work instructions is understanding the impact of environmental factors on manifold performance.

Published: 8/21/2018

Tradeshow Tuesday: On Display at IMTS 2018

Cruise through this week’s slideshow for a peek at some of what will be on display at the upcoming, biennial manufacturing show.