March 2021 ISSUE

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March 2021 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Slowed—but not Stopped—by the Pandemic, Custom Molder Catches Up with Its Plans for Growth

No one’s 2020 plans survived the pandemic unscathed, including those of Plastic Molding Technology Inc. But this injection molder’s vision of how it would continue to thrive as it approaches its fifth decade was simply deferred, not denied.
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Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing: Through the Molders’ Lens

Many in the manufacturing world experienced first-hand how agile and efficient 3D printing is when companies began to print products to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  Custom molder EVCO expanded its 3D printing capabilities during this time to help produce parts quickly.

 


Pipe, Profile, Tubing

Expanding Profile Extrusion Capacity? Might Be Time to 'Go Dual'

Demand for building products is thriving, and profile extrusion houses are looking to expand capacity. The question they—and possibly you—face is to simply add more single-profile lines or “go dual.” Here’s what you need to consider.
Thermoforming

Follow These Tips to Maintain the Life of Your Thermoformer

Just a small number of regular adjustments can make a major difference in how your machine performs. Here are some tips and troubleshooting advice.


Tooling

How the Coronavirus Transformed Training

A pandemic accelerated necessary changes in how we train current and future generations of mold-manufacturing professionals.


Testing

Take These Steps to Optimize Your MFR Data

Make your life easier by paying close attention to the procedural steps detailed in the test standards.