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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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German plastics machinery producers lower 2014 sales forecast


June 17, 2014 9:50 am ET

The VDMA association of German plastics and rubber machinery producers has revised its 2014 sales forecast downwards to 3 percent, after a previous optimistic forecast at the K 2013 last year that turnover would rise 6 percent in 2014.

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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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Canadian mold maker buying Mexico firm


June 11, 2014 11:45 am ET

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — Canadian mold maker I Thibault Inc. is in advanced negotiations to buy an established Mexican mold-making company.

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Singapore-based toolmaker and molder expands in Brazil


June 11, 2014 11:42 am ET

Singapore-based plastics molder and toolmaker Sunningdale Tech Ltd. is setting up an operation in Brazil, part of a series of restructurings designed to cope with challenging business conditions and rising costs in its manufacturing bases in China...

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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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Toolmaking certification program advances


June 2, 2014 1:09 pm ET

The first nationally recognized toolmaking certification program is nearing completion.

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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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KraussMaffei open house reflects growth


May 28, 2014 4:40 pm ET

Attendance was up by about 50 percent compared with last year at KraussMaffei Corp.'s recent open house in Florence, where the company shows off its machinery.

P&G on the hunt for toolmakers for new Imflux unit


May 26, 2014 3:12 pm ET

Procter & Gamble Co.'s injection molding technology subsidiary has expanded its public list of job openings to include several toolmaking-related positions and jobs that would entail hirees to work with multiple locations.

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