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Spotlight on Tooling Innovation at Molding 2017 Conference
What’s the true heart of any injection molding process? If you said, “The mold, of course!” then you’ll appreciate the three sessions and more devoted to molds and tooling at Plastics Technology’s Molding 2017 Conference, April 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C...
Blog Published: 1/23/2017
Molding 2017 Adds Tracks and Special Pre- and Post-Conference Events
More tracks, more speakers and more opportunities to network and learn, including a pre-conference workshop with John Bozzelli and a post-conference open house at RocTool.
Blog Published: 1/12/2017
3D-Printed Plastic Molds: K Exhibit Would Make You a Believer
Perhaps you have heard that additive manufacturing—a.k.a. 3D printing—can be used to make injection tooling inserts out of plastics—relatively quickly, at relatively low cost, and with little human labor involved.
Blog Published: 12/23/2016
Canon Virginia Graduates First Class of Apprentices
President Obama declared this week National Apprentice Week and in honor of that, employers across the country will host open houses to highlight the significant value of apprenticeships in our economy.
Blog Published: 11/18/2016
Smart Tool, Electric Tool
The old gray mold ain’t what she used to be. Or won’t be for long, if recent trends hold up.
Blog Published: 9/20/2016
Dawdle No More: Register for Amerimold Now
Conference line-up includes more than 30 technical experts discussing tools and technologies for impacting the entire plastic injection mold lifecycle.
Blog Published: 6/1/2016
The Five “Ms” of Molding—Part II: The Mold
A bad mold can cripple a process; learn what areas should be considered as a tool is evaluated and reviewed.
Blog Published: 6/1/2016
So How Fast Can You Change a Mold?
A contest next month at a U.K. trade show will crown one molder king of the quick-change artists.
Blog Published: 5/13/2016
Tool Time at Molding 2016
Plastics might replace metals in various applications, but in injection molding those parts require steel-based tools to be created, putting molds, and metal, at the center of the process.
Blog Published: 2/17/2016
Are You Among Moldmaking’s Elite?
Enter the Leadtime Leader award competition to nominate your shop and find out.
Blog Published: 12/8/2015

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