Tooling, Tariffs and Reinventing One's Business for the "New Normal"

Mold industry professionals attending the Makino Technology Expo learned they must prepare for the “new normal” and build a better marketing and sales plan. 
#sales #electronics #automotive

Compact Operator Panel Added to Process Monitoring System Family

Marposs adds the IPC4 compact operator panel to serve as a user interface for its Genior Modular monitoring system tools.

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

Wall Street Upgrades Near-term Outlook for Electronics Industry

Wall Street’s latest near-term outlook for the electronics industry has markedly improved since Gardner’s last review of the industry based on third quarter 2018 actuals and projections.

Expectations for Electronics Defy Headlines

From a domestic perspective, the electronics industry seems expected to follow in-line with the overall economy’s growth for 2019, though firms with greater exposure to China may have to be more cautious during the year.
#supplychain #regulations #electronics

Electronics Industry Growing Faster Than National Economy

Gardner Intelligence’s collection and review of the reported financial results of over 90 publicly traded electronics firms through the first quarter of 2018 points to an industry in the midst of above-average growth.

Statistics Uphold Mexico’s Importance in Plastics Industry

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

Reshoring to... Mexico?

As I walked the Plastec West Show in Anaheim a little over a week ago and talked with mold builders who were there, I had more than one conversation that revolved around how busy their shops were and about the reshoring of manufacturing that’s going on.

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.

In the Trenches: Tools of the Trade

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

Savings from the Front Lines: Using Hot Sprue Speeds Cycle Times, Yields Cost Savings

This quarterly series features actual examples of the front-line mold building company presenting new approaches to improve the customer’s profitability.
#leadership #consumer #electronics

Micro-Milling Opportunities and Challenges

An integrated approach to the design and machining of micro-milling components is key for mold manufacturers looking to capitalize on this growing opportunity.
#packaging #medical #consumer

It’s a Small World in the Electronics Market

As electronics devices continue to shrink in size, an opportunity arises to enter the world of micro moldmaking to expand your business

When to Shift: Conventional Molding or Rapid Manufacturing?

To make intelligent decisions of when to use one process over another, certain considerations must fall into place. This discussion will deal with laser sintering.

Equipment Expansion Lands Additional Customers

Adding equipment to the shop floor not only accommodates existing customers, but also can serve as an investment in securing work from new customers.

Considerations for a High-Feed Milling Strategy

High-feed milling is becoming the chosen methodology for removing as much material as possible in the shortest amount of time, as more shops equip themselves with high-speed CNC machining capability and sophisticated CAM programs.