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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.

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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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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...

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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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Bud Frye may be retiring, but his molds and products continue


September 12, 2014 1:11 pm ET

After 35 years in the plastics industry, Bud Frye thinks it is time for someone else to sell his food storage and housewares products. That's why he's getting ready to retire and putting the 100-plus molds from Frye International Corp. on the...

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Acquisition gives Sunningdale an injection molding footprint in India


September 3, 2014 10:29 pm ET

SINGAPORE — Injection molder and toolmaker Sunningdale Tech Ltd. on Sept. 3 announced plans to buy First Engineering Ltd., a manufacturer of precision molds and engineering components, for the automotive, consumer/information technology and...

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Processors reach out to design community


September 3, 2014 1:30 pm ET

A conference for industrial designers is starting to attract more plastics processors looking for a better connection with the design community.

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Wisconsin mold maker opens technology center


September 3, 2014 4:18 pm ET

Dynamic Tool & Design Inc. of Menomonee Falls, Wis., has completed a new technology center to provide additional space for in-house sampling and training.

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Concours adding equipment as mold making business booms in Mexico


August 28, 2014 2:05 pm ET

Concours Mold Inc. is heading for a 50 percent increase in sales in Mexico this year after a $4 million upgrade of its plant in Huejotzingo, in the state of Puebla.

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