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Published: 10/27/2019

Moldmaking Water-Flow Simulation Makes 3D-Printing Practical
Virtual prove-outs prove the worth of stirring things up, both within the cooling channels of individual molds and in the plastics industry at large.

Published: 9/18/2019

Multitasking Machining Centers Double Throughput, Cut Costs
Purchasing one, then two more, multitasking machining centers has transformed the way Concours Mold Inc. builds molds.

Published: 5/6/2019

3 Advantages of Using Pulsed Laser Welding for Mold Repair
Compared to TIG welding, pulsed laser-welding technology is said to enable faster overall mold repair time while maintaining higher metal hardness.

Published: 5/1/2019

Additive Manufacturing for Hard Tooling
Hybrid manufacturing is enabling tooling to be made with additive processes.

Published: 1/3/2019

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool
A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.

Published: 11/10/2018

Waterjet Blasts Away 2D Tedium
A shop finds an alternative for work that does not require advanced CNC machining centers or high levels of moldmaking expertise.  

Published: 6/27/2018

Machining Technology Spotted at Amerimold 2018
Amerimold presents a range of mold production equipment, strategies and best practices. Here is some of the mold machining technology displayed at this year’s event, ranging from automation to CAD/CAM.

Published: 4/3/2018

Exploring Opportunities at Amerimold 2018
Educational and networking opportunities abound during the event for mold manufacturing. Included in your registration is access to technology talks, in-booth demonstrations and exhibits from more than 200 leading suppliers and manufacturers. Regist...

Published: 2/20/2018

Additive, Subtractive Methods Build Injection Mold for Better Temperature Control
An injection mold insert made with a combination of metal 3D printing and machining is capable of variotherm temperature control for improved part quality.

Published: 10/19/2017

A Day Makes a Difference in Changing Perceptions
Earnest efforts by shops like this one help spread Manufacturing Day’s message about the realities of modern manufacturing and the opportunities associated with a career in the field.