BUSINESS STRATEGIES

Workforce Development

MMT Chat: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 2

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about lean manufacturing, teaching mold design and our future generation of mold engineers.
#education

Data Management Software

MMT Chat: The Science of Moldmaking, Part 1

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Don Smith, North American Senior Tooling Engineer for Scholle IPN in Northlake, Illinois about the future and science of moldmaking.

Business Strategy

MMT Chat: Buyer/Seller Tips for a Successful Acquisition

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Fran Brunelle, President of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers about the ins and outs of today's successful manufacturing mergers and acquisitions.  
#basics #successionplanning

Business Strategy

MMT Chat: Quickly Managing Design Changes Amidst COVID-19

MoldMaking Technology’s Christina Fuges chats with Xcentric Mold & Engineering  to learn about the team’s role in a domestic supply chain initiative to meet the demand for personal protective equipment. 
#covid-19

Business Strategy

Moldmaking Industry May Have Found its Post-COVID Floor

The MoldMaking Index points to the expansion of new orders for the first time since COVID-19 shook the economy in March.  
#ecomonics

Workforce Development

PODCAST: Accomplished Women Empowering Accomplished Women in Manufacturing

I was surprised, humbled and honored when The WAM Podcast invited me to be a guest on its 96th episode. I mean, it’s not every day that someone in the trade press is asked to freely and publicly promote their brand on top of being considered an “accomplished” woman in manufacturing. 
#marketing #regulations

Business Strategy

VIDEO: Use Data to Be Proactive Instead of Reactive

The current supply chain disruption—as a result of the Coronavirus and any other unexpected event—serves as a reminder that it may be time to rethink the manufacturing supply chain. Data can help make that case and give you some control of the future of your business. Watch this video to learn more from Gardner Intelligence.
#covid-19

Maintenance & Repair

How to Improve the Flow of Mold Repair and Engineering Changes

A new perspective on competition, training and workflow redefines this shop’s core competency in repair and engineering changes, and charges the team toward continuous improvement.
#regulations #education

Business Strategy

Moldmaking Community Keeps iWarriors Going Strong

Since 2011 iWarriors has provided fully-loaded tablets to more than 900 combat wounded service members for their rehab and recovery, and although founders Kim and Tim Bartz are retiring, the program will continue on under STAR Charities.  

Business Strategy

What’s in Querétaro, You Ask?

Querétaro is located about two hours north of Mexico City and is the fastest-growing city in Mexico that is not a resort or border city with a population of 800,000. It is bustling with manufacturing activity, and its people have mold building on their radar.