WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

MMT Chat: Marketing’s Impact on Mold Manufacturing

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Christina Fuges chats with Kelly Kasner, Director of Sales and Marketing for Michiana Global Mold (MGM) about the benefits her marketing and advertising, MGM’s China partnership and the impact of COVID-19 on the moldmaking industry as well as the next-generation skills gap.  
#sales #marketing #leadership

Big Kaiser Promotes Jack Burley to President/COO

Jack takes the reins from Chris Kaiser, Big Kaiser President and CEO of 30 years, who will now take on the role of executive advisor. The promotion is effective January 1, 2021. 

Arburg Recruits 2,000th Apprentice

The company’s apprenticeship program, running for more than 70 years, has reached a major milestone with its most recent recruit, engineering technician Michael Gross.
#education

StackTeck Takes New Steps to Support U.S. Customers

StackTeck partners with Louis Young of L.J. Young Consulting LLC to expand U.S. customer support. Louis brings 35 years of injection molding project and production experience. 

Molding Defects Interactive Training Offered for Injection Molding Engineers

Kruse Training launches its self-paced, step-by-step Molding Defects Level 2 training section for designers, injection molders and process engineers.
#education

CGTech, Makino Renewed Partnership Continues to Provide Manufacturing Solutions

The renewal of the strategic corporate partnership is ensure better serving of the company’s mutual customer bases.

MMT Chat: From COVID and Tooling Trends to Free Online Education and A New Recycling Venture, The Plastek Group Speaks Out!

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges catches up with the Prischak family who owns The Plastek Group in Erie, Pennsylvania, and who also happens to be the original founder of MoldMaking Technology magazine back in 1997.  
#sustainability #education #leadership

National Metalworking Reshoring Award Recognizes Die-Tech, Trenton Forging

The National Metalworking Reshoring Award honors companies that have effectively reshored products, parts or tooling. This year, Die Tech & Engineering and Trenton Forging Co. were recognized.

2020-2023 Editorial Advisory Board: Meet New Board Member Dave DiCarlo

One of MoldMaking Technology's 2020-2030 Editorial Advisory Board members is Dave DiCarlo.

Hermle USA Expands North American Headquarters

The $3 million expansion points to the company’s commitment to broaden its presence across North America and support its growing base of customers.

VIDEOS

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.

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.

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.

Haimer USA partners with Titans of CNC organization

The collaboration will focus on developing and delivering global, high-level manufacturing education to make machinists more efficient and productive. 
#education

Kitamura Announces Northern Ohio Dealer and New VP of Sales

Kitamura Machinery has experienced some workforce developments, including naming Tipton Technologies as its Northern Ohio representative, and the hiring of Dave Lucius as vice president of Sales for the Americas.

MMT Chat: Mental Health Is a Part of the Changing Manufacturing Workplace

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges chats with Human Asset Management Founder Marion Wells about how COVID-19 has accelerated the need to address the workforce development challenges our industry faces, including the mental health of your workforce.
#leadership

Virtual Learning Is Taking Off in Moldmaking

If you were unable to attend Amerimold Connects, you can experience our version of virtual learning by watching all of the recorded live-stream presentations on the Amerimold Expo website. 

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.

SelfLube Celebrates 30th Year in Business

The precision die and mold components manufacturer went from a two-man shop, to a company selling to customers across North America—all thanks to the dedication of its employees.