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Published: 6/16/2017

Could Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Moldmaking Make EDM Obsolete?
As the machinery and materials advance, some moldmaking companies at the forefront of additive manufacturing believe it could reduce or eliminate the need for some more traditional technologies, like EDM and gundrilling.

Published: 6/12/2017

How Serious Is Freudenberg Medical About Lean Manufacturing?
One employee I met there helped his daughter undertake a Kaizen event on her closet.

Published: 6/6/2017

Looking for a Measure of Demoldability? Here’s a New Approach
If you’ve ever had trouble ejecting parts from a difficult mold—I should have said when, not if—you may have experimented with different mold finishes or even coatings to overcome sticking.

Published: 6/1/2017

Close Coordination of Robots & Molds Highlighted at Engel Medical Symposium
At the April event, nearly 100 visitors witnessed five machine demonstrations and half a dozen technical presentations by Engel and its technology partners. Here are a couple that caught my attention.

Published: 5/15/2017

VIDEO: Liquidmetal and Plastics Molding
Beyond a process curiosity, Liquidmetal's technology could provide plastics molders a path to metal parts production.

Published: 5/12/2017

Put Out the Production Fire Once and For All
Plastics production rides a fine line when the goals of low scrap, high yields and sustainable, repeatable systems are being developed.

Published: 5/5/2017

How Can UK Manufacturing Respond to the Triggering of Brexit, Article 50?
With Article 50 now activated, Brexit isn’t something that may happen, it’s here and we now rely on the U.K. Government and economists to get the best deals for Britain.

Published: 5/2/2017

Female-Led Injection Molder Certified by Women’s Business Enterprise Council
Imlay City Molded Products is one of the few female-owned and/or operated plastics molding companies.

Published: 4/21/2017

VIDEO: A Look Back at Molding 2017
John Bozzelli’s workshop; RocTool’s Open House; an interview with Bruce Main; and insights from conference co-chairs Matt Naitove and Tony Deligio.

Published: 4/19/2017

China Is Fast Becoming a High-Tech Competitor
As its labor-cost advantage erodes, China’s manufacturing sector bolsters its high technology status.