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3-D printed molds used for short-run injection molding


June 18, 2014 2:00 pm ET

Gaining steam as a time-saving alternative to aluminum and steel molds, plastic injection molds created on a 3-D printer can replace traditional tools for some short-run items and prototypes.

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Top 100 injection molders breakout


June 16, 2014 9:48 am ET

North American injection molding sales

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Aalbers improving work flow in Ontario, adding production in Mexico


June 12, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Injection mold toolmaker Aalbers Tool & Mold Inc. is expanding to Mexico with a new plant to set open in September in Querétaro.

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Analyst: Tooling shortage should inspire firms to reevaluate their businesses


June 2, 2014 1:16 pm ET

With an anticipated tooling shortage on its way in coming years, toolmakers should evaluate their own businesses and look at ways to best prepare for future demand, says Laurie Harbour.

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AMBA honors CS Tool's Don Snow as Mold Builder of the Year


May 29, 2014 3:46 pm ET

Don Snow, operations manager of CS Tool Engineering Inc., has been named Mold Builder of the Year by the American Mold Builders Association.

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Flextronics making injection tooling moves


May 23, 2014 2:38 pm ET

Flextronics International Ltd. is making a big move in injection tooling, both establishing a new operation in Illinois and possibly acquiring existing facilities in Arizona, Florida and Illinois.

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Haidlmair takes full ownership of mold maker Mould & Matic JV


May 19, 2014 11:50 am ET

Haidlmair GmbH of Nussbach, Austria, has bought out the 50 percent share in Mould & Matic Solutions GmbH, a maker of injection molds, blow molding machines and tooling and downstream equipment for thermoforming, from partner Greiner Packaging...

Official: Lasers can produce better injection molded parts


May 15, 2014 11:43 am ET

An IKV official from Germany said using lasers to heat specific areas of an injection mold quickly can produce better parts, especially those with optical properties or high gloss, and micromolded parts and thin parts with long flow lines.

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RPC buys China's Ace Corp. in Asia push


May 1, 2014 9:47 am ET

European plastic packaging giant RPC Group plc is buying large Chinese injection molder Ace Corp. Holdings Ltd. for up to $430 million, in a deal that RPC says will give it its first manufacturing presence in Asia and provide a platform for more...

Injection molder Precision Plastics adding space, presses in Indiana


April 24, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Custom injection molder Precision Plastics Inc. is expanding its Columbia City, Ind., operation.

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