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Hasco gets into augmented reality


October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Mold makers may be used to seeing cores and pins on the exhibition stand of a supplier — but not augmented reality that looks like it comes from a science fiction movie.

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Linear takes additive manufacturing to new levels in tools, prototyping


October 10, 2014 4:20 pm ET

Additive manufacturing was a natural fit for Linear Mold & Engineering Inc.

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Europlast building new mold making plant in Mexico for auto industry


October 8, 2014 2:34 pm ET

Pioneering packaging injection molder Europlast SA de CV, a 50-50 joint venture between Mexico's Weiss and Italy's Garlatti de Mozzi families, is to establish a mold making operation in the city of Querétaro, 130 miles northwest of Mexico City, at a ...

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Franchino adding space, equipment for continued large mold production


October 7, 2014 3:45 pm ET

Franchino Mold & Engineering Co., located in Lansing, Mich., will add 65,000 square feet of manufacturing space as part of a $5 million expansion to be completed in coming months.

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Iowa Mold expands to meet expected demand for tooling


October 7, 2014 3:16 pm ET

Iowa Mold & Engineering Inc. has completed construction of a $750,000 expansion at its facility in Belle Plaine, Iowa.

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Extreme Tool uses remote Michigan location to attract younger workers


September 30, 2014 3:47 pm ET

“I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being an old guy like me. But I do believe in the power of youth and reinvesting in training. The bottom line is we're preparing for the next 40 years, not the last 40."

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Chinese mold makers say they don't worry about reshoring trends


September 23, 2014 12:05 pm ET

Reshoring may be a hot topic in U.S. manufacturing circles, but the mid-level and small players putting in appearances at this year's AsiaMold in Guangzhou were taking a wait-and-see approach.

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Hong Kong's TK eyes expansion, may buy Nypro Tool operation


September 19, 2014 2:49 pm ET

Hong Kong-based mold maker and plastics processor TK Group (Holdings) Ltd. said it's reached a tentative agreement to buy a tooling factory in Shenzhen from a multinational company, which it said is needed to expand capacity.

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Smartphone work adds 52 percent to sales for China's Eva Precision


September 18, 2014 4:37 pm ET

Growth in supplying the smartphone and automotive industries helped Chinese processor Eva Precision Holdings Ltd. push injection molding sales up 52 percent in the first six months of the year, to HK$742.8 million (US$95.8 million).

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Canadian, Mexican injection molders form auto supply joint venture


September 16, 2014 2:26 pm ET

A new automotive parts manufacturer will open in Querétaro, Mexico, through a joint venture between Canadian automotive supplier Papp Plastics and Distributing Ltd. and Querétaro's Inplax SA de CV.

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