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.  
#sales #education #marketing

CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies Appoints Erik Bergman as President

Mr. Bergman’s background in the machine tool and accessories sectors will aid him in building a nationwide distributor for the company’s extensive line of products.

EOS, Texas A&M University Offer AM Professional Development Program

Successful additive manufacturing pilot training program for NASA Johnson Space Center leads to new collaborative offering to business and academia.
#education #3dprinting

Oelheld U.S. Appoints New Executive Vice President

Steven Lowery has more than 30 years of manufacturing and management experience in the metalworking industry.

StackTeck Enhances Mold Qualification Capabilities

The moldmaker offers a virtual mold testing capability package for customers limiting travel during the pandemic, as well as for when future business resumes. 

How to Transfer Quality Training from a Cost Center to a Profit Center

To succeed with product quality and quality training shops must measure quality at the source, process improvements, waste, cost, productivity, sales and other key performance indicators. 
#analysis #education #leadership

FANUC Named Top Workplace in 2020

FANUC America is now ranked 15 out of 30 companies in the large employer category in Michigan, thanks to several of its 2020 achievements. 

Alro Steel Moves to New Location in Wisconsin

Completing the move by Nov. 23, the newly renovated, 205,000-square-foot facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, enables the expansion of bar and sheet product offerings and processing capabilities.

MoldMaking Technology is Returning with 30-Under-30 Honors Program

MoldMaking Technology brings back its 30-Under-30 Honors program, which was developed to help recognize the influx of young talent making a difference in the moldmaking community.

Teamvantage, Custom Mold & Design and Paradigme Engineering Acquired by Graham Partners, Inc.

Holding company, New Teams, will continue to provide its services and lead the charge of its day-to-day operations, while Graham Partners provide operational resources and financial backing.


MMT Chats: 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.

MMT Chats: 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.

MMT Chats: Virtual R&D and Teaching Plastic Injection Mold Design

New Editorial Advisory Board member Davide Masato, an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, joined me for a 20-minute video chat about the importance of plastics engineering, and how COVID-19 changed the faculty's approach to teaching mold engineering and plastics research.

4 Benefits of Improved Employee Training for MoldMakers and Molders

Industry "know-how" and attention to everyone's development can mean big profits for your business.
#tips #education

SolidCAD Acquires Autodesk Reseller, AMS 360 Inc.

Marked as SolidCAD’s third acquisition since 2019, the merge serves to support and service manufacturers across Canada with leading-edge CAM training, custom programming solutions and consulting services. 

Hexagon Acquires D.P. Technologies

According to Hexagon, the acquisition will accelerate the development of its Smart Manufacturing portfolio. 

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. 

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.  

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.