MMT Chats: Making Mentoring Work, Part 2

Three of the TK Mold and Engineering team in Romeo, Michigan join me for Part 2 of this MMT Chat on mentorship by sharing how the AMBA’s Meet a Mentor Program works, lessons learned (and applied) and the way your shop can join this effort. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
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American Injection Molding Institute Earns Additional Accreditation for Injection Mold Training Program

Hands-on Molders’ Series earns accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board, making this its fourth ANAB-accredited training program for the injection molding industry.

Trumpf Names Director of the Trumpf Smart Factory

Kartik Vaidyanathan Iyer will be responsible for the Illinois-based Smart Factory’s operation and continuous development.

Matsuura Machinery Appoints National Sales Manager

The newly developed position will be held by Billy Bogue, who will bring senior-level leadership experience and a machine tool industry background to develop the company’s sales and growth strategies.

MMT Chats: True Leadership Leads to Mentoring, Part 1

This trio from TK Mold and Engineering in Romeo, Michigan, joins me to discuss the role of leadership and culture in mentorship. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
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Matsuura Machinery Appoints Mike Bruegger to Application Engineer Position

Mike will train and support distributor engineers and Matsuura customers in the operation and troubleshooting of all company machining centers, support five-axis automated manufacturing solutions.

Leading Mold Manufacturers Share Best Practices for Improving Efficiency

Precise Tooling Solutions, X-Cell Tool and Mold, M&M Tool and Mold, Ameritech Die & Mold, and Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing, sit down for a fast-paced Q&A focused on strategies for improving efficiencies across their operations.
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Absolute Machine Tools Promotes Nicole Conrad to Chief Marketing Officer

In this position, Nicole is responsible for developing Absolute’s marketing strategies and maintaining relationships with partners.

How the Coronavirus Transformed Training

A pandemic accelerated necessary changes in how we train current and future generations of mold-manufacturing professionals.

MMT Chats: “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges brings Ben Lampron of Metro Mold & Design to this MMT Chat to discuss a book to help our next generation jumpstart their futures while helping our seasoned pros attract and retain young talent by focusing on the whole person. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.


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.

MMT Chats: Top of Mind Should be the Business of Moldmaking

For this MMT Chat, my guest is Charles Daniels CFO of Wepco Plastics in Middlefield, Connecticut. He is also one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members. He shares his insights on the role of social media in manufacturing, how to improve the “business” side of a small mold shop, continually developing culture and an update on Wepco’s COVID outreach.  

MMT Chats: 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.  

Hurco North America Announces New Apprenticeship Program

The Field Service Apprenticeship merges hands-on training and repair of CNC machines with classroom materials. Hurco encourages candidates with or without experience to apply.

Serving on an Association Board: What’s In It For Me?

At this time every year, a call for nominations goes out to industry looking for new members to become leaders by serving on the Board of Directors of the Mold Technologies Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. And every year we hear the same question in return, “What’s in it for me?”

Kent Firestone Joins EOS North America

As the company’s senior VP of operations, Firestone will oversee the manufacturing, field service, logistics, quality and materials activities. 

Upcoming SPE Mold Technologies Division Discussion Confronts the Challenge of Supporting Next-Generation Moldmakers

Do you find it challenging to hire new designers, engineers or moldmakers for your company? Attend “The Skilled Workforce Challenge,” on April 8, 2021, at 8 a.m. EST for global perspectives and insights on the industry’s top challenge.

Rego-Fix Strengthens Supplier Relationships With New OEM Manager

With extensive manufacturing experience, newly appointed Bryan Bannister will oversee all North American business partnerships and OEM team members as needed.

TDM Systems Appoints New Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing

In this position, Jean-Paul Seuren will be responsible for optimizing and expanding the sales structure of the company.