BUSINESS STRATEGY

Leading Mold Manufacturers Share Best Practices for Improving Efficiency

Precise Tooling Solutions, X-Cell Tool and Mold, M&M Tool and Mold, Ameritech Die & Mold, and Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing, sit down for a fast-paced Q&A focused on strategies for improving efficiencies across their operations.
#analysis #medical #leadtimeleader

MTD Micro Molding Commemorates Grand Opening of Facility Expansion

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates the company’s expanded medical microinjection molding facility, which will further improve project flow and tracking, as well as timing and efficiency for ultra-precise micro medical components manufacture.

Ellison Technologies Appointed Exclusive U.S. Importer for ONA

California-based company will enhance local sales, support and distribution of ONA’s EDM technologies.

Matsuura Machinery Appoints National Sales Manager

The newly developed position will be held by Billy Bogue, who will bring senior-level leadership experience and a machine tool industry background to develop the company’s sales and growth strategies.

Tackle Trends in Your Business Plan

Mold builders and injection molders should consider economic trends when crafting their short- and long-term business plans.
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MMT Chats: “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges brings Ben Lampron of Metro Mold & Design to this MMT Chat to discuss a book to help our next generation jumpstart their futures while helping our seasoned pros attract and retain young talent by focusing on the whole person. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.

Serving on an Association Board: What’s In It For Me?

At this time every year, a call for nominations goes out to industry looking for new members to become leaders by serving on the Board of Directors of the Mold Technologies Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. And every year we hear the same question in return, “What’s in it for me?”

Four Questions to Ask Your Accountant

The chief financial officer for a small mold builder/molder offers pointers on how to prepare for a tax audit.

Acquiring, Adjusting Growth in Moldmaking

Taking advantage of new business opportunities may require you to think about things differently.

Investment Activity Presents Industry Growth Opportunity

Mergers and acquisitions within the mold manufacturing industry have revealed some positive outcomes. Here, two mold builders share their recent experiences and insights.

VIDEOS

Predictive Manufacturing Moves Mold Builder into Advanced Medical Component Manufacturing

From a hot rod hobby, medical molds and shop performance to technology extremes, key relationships and a growth strategy, it’s obvious details matter at Eden Tool.

Gardner Business Index 2020 Year in Review

The GBI 2020 Year In Review looks back at business activity data over the last 12-months in order to give manufacturing leaders the insights they will need to maximize their success in 2021.

MMT Chats: Acquisition Trends and Lessons for Mold Builders

Jim Berklas is a former full-time M&A lawyer for several of the largest private equity firms in the country and has 25 years of M&A experience and 200 closed transaction. Today, he is founder and M&A Leader with Augmented Industry Services. He joins me for this MMT Chat on mergers and acquisitions trends and strategies within in the mold manufacturing industry.

Bond Building and Blitz Programs

It’s relationship and experience and not shop size that allows the Enterprise Mold team to tackle some nontraditional mold projects—at least they are nontraditional for the shop’s Windsor location.
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Markforged To Become Publicly Listed Through Merger With One

Business combination with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) one to be completed by the end of summer 2021.
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Plastikos Medical Accelerates Phase II Expansion Plans

Plastikos Medical expansion slated for March 2021 is expected double the size of the current ISO-7 cleanroom, and fit 15 additional medical injection molding machines. 
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MMT Chats: The 12 Sins of Non-Disclosure Agreements

Today’s MMT Chats guest is Mark Gauvain, a manufacturing and tooling business development executive (and one of MMT’s Editorial Advisory Board members) with some insight to share on a topic I’ve been asked about recently … NDAs. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.

MGS Mfg Group Fills Gaps with Acquisition

The recent acquisition of Formteknik by MGS Mfg Group brings expert precision round work capabilities to the table that expands the company’s overall capabilities and customer service.

The New Moldmaking Business Model

Developing a strategic view for your moldmaking business is the first step in building an appropriate business model.