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.


A mold maker rebuilds, recovers from a roof collapse

October 7, 2014 1:05 pm ET

On a Tuesday afternoon in February, a crack appeared in the ceiling of JK Machining Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Sales trends for North American tooling firms

October 6, 2014 1:39 pm ET

Sales trends for North American tooling firms


Mold makers see crush of business from automakers

October 6, 2014 11:50 am ET

DETROIT — After an unexpected lull in business during the first half of the year, North American mold makers are seeing a big push from automakers that likely is just the first wave in demand that will stress capacity during the coming years.


Through transition, R&D/Leverage has kept its identity

October 6, 2014 4:06 pm ET

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. — About six years ago, R&D/Leverage made a decision to rebrand to emphasize that the company was much more than a tool shop. That part of the company's story is well known by now. But what's sometimes forgotten is how the...


Krallmann develops K-Fix lightweight integration

October 6, 2014 11:25 am ET

AACHEN, GERMANY — In March, Krallmann AG presented the latest development of the particle foam composite injection molding (PCIM) process on its stand at the biannual plastics colloquium of the IVK plastics processing institute in Aachen.


Speaker: Many issues can affect multi-cavity molds

October 1, 2014 2:02 pm ET

There are several conditions necessary across all cavities of a multi-cavity mold to ensure that all parts are produced the same. These include identical steel, thermal/cooling, process and material conditions.


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."


Ewikon, Gammaflux form private-label partnership

September 23, 2014 2:47 pm ET

German hot runner manufacturer Ewikon GmbH is forming a private-label partnership with Gammaflux LP. Ewikon's North American distributor Ewikon Molding Technologies announced the deal at a Technology Day held Sept. 23 at its Rockford technical...


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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