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Published: 2/25/2020

WEBINAR: The Key to Digital Tooling Is Ceramic Fiber Reinforcement

If you do low-volume prototyping then this ceramic fiber-reinforced 3D-printed tooling option could be worth a look ... or listen. Check out this free webinar that presents best-use applications, part and mold design considerations and key lessons l...

Published: 1/7/2020

Steel Choice Matters for Corrosion Resistance

A free-machining stainless steel faces the extremely corrosive injection molding environment head on, improving machinability and stability.

Published: 12/17/2019

Building Confidence in AM for Tooling

New potential for tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.

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: 11/4/2019

How to EDM Steel and Copper Alloy Simultaneously

A strategy for machining details when the part geometry falls across multiple workpiece materials.

Published: 9/18/2019

How to Avoid Premature Mold Failure

A look at the most common types of mold damage, practical examples, causes, and recommended solutions.  

Published: 9/11/2019

H13 Laser Sintering Process for Robust Tooling

Partnership is the key to developing advanced process parameters for producing robust H13 tooling using laser sintering process.

Published: 5/28/2019

Considerations for AM Powder for Tooling

The start of any good product is the raw material, and that includes additive manufacturing powder for tooling.

Published: 7/10/2019

2019 Technology Review: Mold Materials

MoldMaking Technology’s 2019 Technology Review and Sourcing Guide offers some of the latest highlighted products and services from supplier companies from a variety of categories, including mold materials.