The Most Viewed Products of 2018

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MoldMaking Technology wraps up the year by showcasing the most-viewed products of 2018.


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As 2018 comes to a close, we enjoy looking back to review various aspects of the year. Today MoldMaking Technology brings readers a slide show of the most-viewed products introduced. It is interesting to see that five-axis machining and additive manufacturing are dominant among these 15 products, just as they were the dominant technologies at IMTS in September. Still, EDM, software, mold materials, mold cleaning, mold components, workholding products, and cutting tools are also represented here. Take a few minutes to review what was new in 2018 that resonated most with MMT readers.




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