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Lakeland Mold changes name to Avantech to reflect changing business


August 26, 2014 11:53 am ET

Lakeland Mold Co., which makes cast and machined aluminum tooling for the rotational molding industry, is evolving and has changed its name to Avantech.

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Westminster Tool creates academy to find, train future toolmakers


August 22, 2014 2:06 pm ET

Westminster Tool Inc. begins its own Westminster Academy to find and train skilled employees.

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Report lists China's top 10 plastic mold makers


August 18, 2014 1:35 pm ET

A new market report ranks the top 10 players in China's plastic mold industry, showing strong geographic concentration in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions.

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Tooling analyst sees growth in Asia, opportunities in Midwest


August 5, 2014 11:34 am ET

Asia's mold industry continues to grow despite some reshoring, suggesting a shift in the types of tools sourced from the region.

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Austrian mold maker seeking North American manufacturing partner


July 25, 2014 1:49 pm ET

An Austrian mold maker is looking for a manufacturing location in North America.

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Tooling Technology has new private equity owner


July 25, 2014 11:55 am ET

New York private equity firm GenNx360 Capital Partners has partnered with management to buy Tooling Technology Holdings LLC, a diversified Ohio-based maker of tooling, the fund announced July 23.

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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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Lean manufacturing has revitalized some tool shops


July 9, 2014 2:19 pm ET

Lean manufacturing is not exactly new. It wasn't even new 25 years ago when Plastics News began publishing.

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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Rampf tweaks business names to reflect broader portfolio


June 26, 2014 10:51 am ET

Materials and prototype tooling supplier Rampf Holdings GmbH & Co. KG said individual companies within the Rampf group will be operating under new names beginning in July.

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