CONSUMER

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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Big Kaiser Launches Online Customer Chat

Customers can now have direct access to Big Kaiser agents during normal business hours for application support, tool presetting, pricing and availability and more.
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MMT Chats: Applying Bench Lessons to the Business of Moldmaking

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Mark Gauvain, one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members who has plenty to share as he recently made the move from working for some big manufacturers to working for himself as a consultant to moldmakers and molders on procurement and technology investment strategies.
#industry40 #sales #medical

Workflow and Quality Count

A recent visit to a hot runner systems and solutions provider proved the importance of workflow and quality to a production facility’s layout.
#electronics #automotive #consumer

Industry Outlooks Diverge within Consumer Products

As 2020 earnings expectations diverge within within the consumer products sector, industry outlooks are likewise diverging.
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OrderFox.com Launches Machinery Exchange

OrderFox.com developed a new feature that will provide value to platform users researching, advertising and selling and buying machines.
#consumer #marketing

Why a Decrease in Consumer Savings Is Good for Consumer Products

Consumer products goods companies should expect to do well in 2018.
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Statistics Uphold Mexico’s Importance in Plastics Industry

Did you know that Mexico is the world’s second largest importer of molds and tools?

Mexico: Manufacturing Mecca to the South

A mold-building perspective on Mexico’s manufacturing opportunities, trends and challenges.

One Word: Plastics

Plastics is still king, and the latest U.S. Size and Impact Report from the Plastics Industry Association has the numbers to prove it.

When Great Plastic Products Fail

Not too long ago I blogged about how moldmakers are often approached by entrepreneurial types with no manufacturing background about building molds for new product “inventions”. I also touched on the fact that many moldmakers themselves invent things, and I requested personal stories from readers. This is about a great product that didn’t do so great.
#consumer #casestudy

A Modern Moldmaking Trend

Moldmakers continue to pursue adding processing capabilities—whether for sampling or production molding. One shop’s journey spells out all the required investments.
#packaging #medical #consumer

Competition is Good

Losing business overseas motivated this moldmaker to re-engineer its tools, improve its processes and stand by its customer, ultimately winning the business back.
#regulations #consumer #casestudy

Moldmaking Opportunities in Brazil, Russia, India and China

Use this data and analysis to help develop a strategic vision for what foreign markets you should explore to grow your sales beyond the U.S.

Guaranteeing What You Sell

Mold monitoring, done right, can protect mold builders while strengthening customer relationships.

In the Trenches: Tools of the Trade

Equipping yourself with the right tools for the job requires time, practice, ownership and maintenance.