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Published: 2/6/2018

Preview New Molding Simulation Release at Plastec West This Week
Molding simulation supplier Moldex3D previews the latest iteration of its software this week in Anaheim ahead of its full release in March.

Published: 1/17/2018

Medical Molder Plans NPE2018 Debut Of Quick-Launch Program for New Products
Synergy of tooling, molding, and metrology lead Octex Group to propose a new paradigm for product launches.

Published: 9/26/2017

Leading-Edge Molding Technology Installed at ORNL
Roctool’s induction-powered heating/cooling equipment to further development of composites.

Published: 9/18/2017

Seeking Moldmakers That Are Fast…and Smart
Now in its 15th year, MoldMaking Technology’s Leadtime Leader Award is once again seeking out tool shops that get things done.

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: 5/4/2017

Molding 2017: News in 3D Printed Molds & Conformal Cooling
Two of the hottest topics in tooling today are additive manufacturing (3D printing) and conformal cooling—often with the former as a means to the latter.

Published: 4/18/2017

The Next Game-Changing Technology in Tools and Dies
The first conformal-cooled tools entered the European market 25 years ago; a new conference aims to determine what the next 25 years could hold.

Published: 2/27/2017

The Primary Importance of Secondary Equipment
Resin drying, resin conveying and process heating and cooling are as vital to the injection molding process as the press and tool, and they get their due at Molding 2017.