MEDICAL

MMT Chats: Hot Rods, Performance, Predictable Manufacturing and Building a Legacy

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with three team members of Eden Tool Company and Eden Manufacturing to learn the "details" about how this mold builder also became a manufacturer of engineered medical components.
#sales #medical #fiveaxis

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. 
#medical

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.
#industry40 #analysis #medical

How to Improve Your Current Efficiency Rate

An alternative approach to taking on more EDM-intensive work when technology and personnel investment is not an option.
#medical

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.
#medical #leadership

Rust Preventative Spray Formulated With Food-Approved Active Ingredients

NSF registered H-1, Slide Products’ White Rhino is ideal for molding operations requiring food-approved ingredients, including medical molding.
#medical

Dry Ice Is Essential for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

A leader in the manufacturing of dry ice production and blasting equipment and is currently helping industry and governments to safely distribute billions of COVID-19 vaccine doses around the world.
#medical

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.

MMT Chats: Relationships Are Key to Conquering Supply Chain Challenges

This mold shop owner built his shop with a focus on relationships, and this has become a clear advantage, as the industry works through the impacts of the coronavirus.  Sit back and watch this MMT Chat as MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges interviews two key members of the Eden team.

MMT Chats: Liberty Molds Talks Respirators, Reshoring and Recommendations

MoldMaking Technology's Christina Fuges chats with some of the Liberty Molds team about a Ford Motor Company respirator project in the fight against COVID-19, the Hurco machine delivery that was key, and their take on the virus' impact and reshoring.  

PODCAST: Medical, Motivation, Mentality and Yes, Moldmaking

Attitude is everything for the Plastikos / Micro Mold team as they design and manufacture patient-critical devices. Listen in as we invite the technical sales manager to join our latest Manufacturing Alliance Podcast to learn about the company’s philosophy on hard work, finding the right approach in difficult situations, hiring based on best fit for the culture and looking for people who are motivated and willing to go the extra mile.
#leadership #medical

Extensive CAD/CAM Functionality Helps Complete Medical Mold Build in 6 Weeks

The industry has been talking a lot about automotive lately, so I thought I’d switch things up a bit and share the success of a medical device mold project attributed mainly to the right CAD/CAM with built-in mold component supplier catalogs. 
#medical

Custom Mold & Design Chases Complex Mold and Production Part Projects with Top-of-the-Line Five-Axis, Screw, Mill/Turn, Additive and Molding Machines

Unique business model—with an eye on complex projects and an arsenal of machine technology to meet the required accuracy levels—raises the bar in mold and machined component manufacturing. 
#3dprinting #fiveaxis #medical

Medical Industry Improves Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow improvement exceeds reduction in capital expenditures, signaling continued medical industry growth.

Capability to 3D Print H13 Delivers Robust Tooling

Direct metal laser sintering H13 material plays a big role in how this company has differentiated itself from the competition.

Industry Reports: Automotive, Medical and Aerospace

Chief Economist for Gardner Business Intelligence gives a rundown of status of the automotive, medical and aerospace markets.

Medical Industry Trends Point to Strong 2018

Gardner Business Index data trends point to medical manufacturing expansion.
#medical

Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers

SISE designed the MV3 hot-runner temperature controllers with five platforms and three power card options.
#packaging #medical #automotive

Matrix Plastic Products Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The custom molder and moldmaker formerly known as Matrix Tooling Inc. and Matrix Plastics Products, couples the 40-year milestone with rebranding. It has a new corporate name and website.
#medical #marketing

2018: Long-Term Growth Opportunities Abound for Moldmakers

Positive data helps mold builders prepare for upcoming industry changes and growth opportunities. 

Continuing Collaboration

A moldmaker and molding machine manufacturer partnered up to present micro-molding technology at Amerimold and will continue this joint effort through to NPE.

2017 Leadtime Leader Awards Winner: Graphic Tool Corp.

Leadership changes set this mold manufacturer on a path of renewed purpose, fueled by data-driven, lean methodologies and deliberate, quality-controlled production.