Christina M. Fuges Editorial Director

Christina M. Fuges has 28 years of experience in trade publishing. She has been MMT’s Editorial Director for the past 22 years. She was a founding partner of Communication Technologies, Inc. (CTI), which launched the publication and its annual trade show, the MoldMaking Expo (now Amerimold expo).

She also was editorial director for CTI’s three other trade publications: Time-Compression Technologies, Continuity Insights and Emergency Number Professional.

MMT was acquired by Gardner Business Media in 2004 where she continues to serve as the brand’s Editorial Director. 

Christina is also the Technical Conference Director for the annual Amerimold expo and a contributing editor for Additive Manufacturing focused on mold and toolmaking applications.

Prior to MMT, Christina was with Witter Publishing as Managing Editor for two critical cleaning publications: Precision Cleaning and Parts Cleaning magazines.

Christina’s passion is building community within the audiences her publications serve by providing relevant print, digital and conference content focused on both technology and business issues, while working cooperatively with technology suppliers, mold builders, industry associations and educational facilities.

She is the current secretary for the Society of Plastics Engineers Mold Technologies Division, which exists to foster growth in the moldmaking and design profession by encouraging the training of moldmakers at the apprentice level, supporting the continuing development of established moldmakers, and by gathering and exchanging information on materials and mold performance.

Christina also works with other moldmaking trade associations, such as the American Mold Builders Association and PLASTICS, on special projects such as the MoldMaking Matters educational video series. 

Christina moderates panels and speaks at industry trade events on workforce development, mold manufacturing, and the brand’s annual Leadtime Leaders Awards program.

Christina uses various media outlets to help educate her audience, including industrial video projects that highlight shop innovations, and guest spots on IMTSTV for IMTS, and Plastics TV on the NPE Network to discuss moldmaking trends and technology. 

She also co-hosts The Manufacturing Alliance podcast to share the stories of mold builders across North America who have helped to build the mold manufacturing industry.  Kula Partners interviewed Christina for their Kula Ring podcast on how she uses podcasts to share stories and personal connections to break down the brand barrier.

Christina received her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Christina lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and son who are all active within their church, school and local community. When she’s not working, she spends time raising awareness for Williams Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder her son has. Christina also enjoys being outdoors, day-hiking, fast-walking, cruising back roads in her Jeep, binge-watching original Netflix series, and planning family events. She loves music, the sun, and relaxing by water or on a beach.

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing with Postprocessing in Mind

By: Christina M. Fuges

3D printing requires different finishing considerations than traditional manufacturing. One expert offers do’s and don’ts for approaching the finishing of additively manufactured parts.
#metal #postprocessing

Additive Manufacturing

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

By: Christina M. Fuges

Is the end result of metal AM worth the effort it requires? Students of UL AMCC learn to ask this question at every stage in the process.
#basics #metal

Design

Biomimicry: Nature’s Way of Cooling Tools with DMLS

By: Christina M. Fuges

Research leveraged biomimicry, a design method based on structures and systems found in nature, to develop a better mold.
#moldmaking #generativedesign

Tooling

Postprocessing Composite Tooling: Machining, Coating or Combination Strategy?

By: Christina M. Fuges

A project testing the surface finishing options for composite tooling reveals insight about machining and coating strategies.
#composites #largeformat #polymer

Design

The Power of AM Is in Product and Process

By: Christina M. Fuges

Additive manufacturing will advance where DFAM improves product performance and is supported by the process chain.

Additive Manufacturing

High-Speed Milling Meets Powder-Bed Additive Manufacturing

By: Christina M. Fuges

A hybrid machining center from Sodick integrates high-speed machining with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS).
#hybrid #metal #machining

Additive Manufacturing

Reducing Disposal Cost for Separator Vacuums

By: Christina M. Fuges

This filtration company addresses an overlooked AM safety and environmental compliance problem.
#metal

Design

SLM Achieves Weight Reduction for Robot Actuator

By: Christina M. Fuges

Selective laser melting made it possible to create a lighter, better performing actuator for a quadruped robot.
#metal #lightweighting #robots

Aerospace

Collaborate and Educate

By: Christina M. Fuges

Baker Industries pushes AM development and educates customers at a new collaboration center for emerging injection mold technologies.
#metal #moldmaking

Additive Manufacturing

Continuing to Champion AM

By: Christina M. Fuges

Colorado manufacturer Faustson Tool has received the Manufacturer’s Edge Manufacturing Innovation Award for efforts in support of a metal AM research center.
#metal

AMUG Presents the Pains, Potential and Power of AM

By: Christina M. Fuges

The exhibits and presentations at AMUG 2016 afforded insights into where additive is, and where it is going.
#amug

Medical & Dental

3D-Printed Metal Device Makes ACL Knee Surgery More Accurate

By: Christina M. Fuges

Additive manufacturing made it possible to produce a medical tool that offers surgeons better control during ACL repair or replacement surgery.
#metal