WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Business Strategy

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.
#education

Workforce Development

MMT Chat: 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.
#education #covid-19

Business Strategy

PODCAST: Accomplished Women Empowering Accomplished Women in Manufacturing

I was surprised, humbled and honored when The WAM Podcast invited me to be a guest on its 96th episode. I mean, it’s not every day that someone in the trade press is asked to freely and publicly promote their brand on top of being considered an “accomplished” woman in manufacturing. 
#marketing #regulations

Workforce Development

Planning for the 2030 Workforce Challenge

Christina Fuges and Marion Wells of Human Asset Management discuss what the year 2030 means to mold builders, the importance of shop culture to workforce development and a collaborative project on mentorship.
#leadership #education #successionplanning

Workforce Development

A Unique Approach to Filling Specific Workforce Needs

Editorial Director Christina Fuges and Cavalier Tool & Mfg.’s President Brian Bendig discuss how the shop has successfully eliminated their mold design bottleneck by filling specific workforce needs.

Business Strategy

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.
#regulations #education

Workforce Development

VIDEO: To Solve the Skilled Labor Problem, Change the Culture

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges teamed up with Modern Machine Shop Editor-in-Chief Pete Zelinski onsite at Westminster Tool in Plainfield, Connecticut to experience live the company’s unique culture, and then digitally capture the spirit of the environment to share with the rest of the manufacturing community.
#leadership

Business Strategy

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.

Workforce Development

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

Workforce Development

Got Students? A-1 Tool Says Bring ‘Em On for MFG Day!

Shop tours abounded for A-1 Tool Corp., which hosted more than 188 students on Manufacturing Day and beyond.