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Columbine Plastics moving to new Colorado site


July 25, 2014 11:38 am ET

Custom injection molder Columbine Plastics Corp. plans to move from Boulder, Colo., to the Colorado Technical Center in Louisville, Colo.

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Wisconsin mold maker doubling facility size


July 16, 2014 2:05 pm ET

A Germantown, Wis. toolmaker is planning to more than double the size of its facility.

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Cretex adds tooling, short-run production with Wickstrom acquisition


July 8, 2014 3:10 pm ET

Cretex Cos. Inc. has purchased the assets of medical injection molder and mold maker S. Wickstrom Manufacturing Inc. in Redwood City, Calif., beefing up its short-run production base and adding capabilities in quick turnaround tooling production in-...

Additive manufacturing adding new potential for conformal cooling


July 3, 2014 10:15 am ET

Conformal cooling — molds with water lines that curve to direct cooling water to targeted areas of the tool — is getting a facelift thanks to additive manufacturing, according to Lou Young, director of new business development for Linear Mold and Engineering Inc.

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Plastikos, Micro Mold adding clean room for expanding sales in medical


June 27, 2014 2:01 pm ET

Plastikos Inc. and its sister company, Micro Mold Inc. will build a 17,000-square-foot expansion that includes Class 10,000 clean rooms for injection molding and assembly and packaging operations, as the custom molder in Erie, Pa., continues to...

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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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