PT ZONE: Molds & Tooling

New Products & Services at amerimold in June
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Mill-and-mail moldmaking no more
“The days of just putting a mold on the shipping dock and hoping the customer comes and pats you on the back are long over.” More (+)


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In two stations, four materials are injected in six colors.

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The moldmaking industry has lately lamented its talent depletion by demographic shift, as aging toolmakers step away from their benches for the last time, primarily focusing on the shopfloor and steel-cutting implications, but what about the front office and quoting?

SOFTWARE: More accurate quotes, faster

Cost-estimating software is taking mold quoting from back-of-the-envelope guesswork to computer-generated model.

DME Moves Closer to Molders & Moldmakers in Mexico

DME sets up permanent office to support Mexico's fast-growing plastics industry.

Industry Expands Again

January was the third month in a row and the fifth time in six months that index was higher than it was one year ago.

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OVERVIEW:
Molds & Tooling

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Used in all processes to give the melted plastic its final shape. The terms mold and tool generally refer to parts produced via injection or blow molding. Molds are generally made of tool steel, aluminum, copper and alloys. Mold components consists of components such as mold bases, pins, ejectors, lifters, bushings, guides and alignment devices. From this zone you can link to information on mold maintenance, mold simulation and CAD/CAM.


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