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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.

3D printing specialist buys Colorado injection molder


April 9, 2014 5:34 pm ET

ARC Group Worldwide Inc. is expanding its reach to plastic injection molding, tooling and magnesium injection molding with the acquisition of two Colorado companies — Advance Tooling Concepts LLC and Thixoforming LLC.

3-D printing firms expanding through acquisitions, new sites


April 3, 2014 10:40 am ET

The U.S. 3-D printing manufacturing sector is evolving rapidly as evidence by three separate announcements made on April 2.

International mold makers drill down for more work in Mexico


April 2, 2014 1:26 pm ET

International mold makers are stepping up their interest and activities in Mexico, largely encouraged by the rapid growth of the country's automotive industry.

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