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Published: 2/17/2016

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.

Published: 12/8/2015

Are You Among Moldmaking’s Elite?
Enter the Leadtime Leader award competition to nominate your shop and find out.

Published: 11/12/2015

Where Was 3D Printing at the Fakuma Show?
All over, and in a variety of roles.

Published: 10/7/2015

Shiny New Hot-Runner Plant Is High Tech Showplace
HRSflow employs automation, sophisticated software tools in its first North American production plant.

Published: 3/25/2015

At NPE: 3D Printed Molds
UV photopolymer produces short-run cavity inserts.

Published: 3/18/2015

Heavy-Duty Ultrasonic Cleaning for Molds
Learn how much power it takes to clean dirty molds.

Published: 12/17/2014

Planning on Investing in Equipment? Best Be Decisive
Gardner’s capital-spending survey results project a big uptick in equipment investment this year. But processors who dawdle might not be able to buy what they want.

Published: 9/9/2014

3D Printing of “Porous” Tools Awarded Walmart Research Grant
What if you could build a tool that had just the right amount of material it needed in just the right places?

Published: 8/22/2014

First-Ever Conference Planned on Conformal Cooling
'Game-changing' technology for molders is the subject of September conference.

Published: 8/22/2014

FEA Software Predicts Material Response to Repeated Snap Fits
Improved finite-element modeling accounts for viscoelastic response to multiple stress-strain cycles.