Christina M. Fuges Contributing Editor

Christina M. Fuges has 28 years of experience in trade publishing. She has been MoldMaking Technology’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.

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

MMT was acquired by Gardner Business Media in 2004 where Christina continues to serve as the brand’s Editorial Director. She is committed to serving the community via print, digital and social content. She also serves as the Technical Conference Director for the annual Amerimold expo.

Christina also is a contributing editor for Additive Manufacturing, which was launched as a supplement to both MoldMaking Technology and sister brand Modern Machine Shop in 2012, but has developed into a stand-alone brand with its own print, digital and social presence as well as conferences throughout the year.

Christina has been covering additive manufacturing technologies as they relate to mold and toolmaking since her first encounter with rapid prototyping and rapid tooling back in the late 1990s during the Euromold trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Here she discovered a UK-based magazine called Time Compression Technologies.  Shortly thereafter CTI acquired the North American version of this publication for which Christina was the editor. 

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.


Medical & Dental

PVD Coatings Solve Common 3D-Printed Mold and Part Problems

By: Christina M. Fuges

The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.
#polymer #metal #postprocessing

Mold Builder Learns How to Use Hybrid AM to Build Conformal-Cooled Inserts

By: Christina M. Fuges

It is one thing to understand additive manufacturing technology, but it is another to know when to invest, who to partner with and how to sell its value.
#moldmaking #hybrid


Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

By: Christina M. Fuges

New potential for mold tooling applications is reached with custom-designed materials for additive manufacturing.
#moldmaking #metal

3 Ways a Small Mold Builder Uses 3D Printing

By: Christina M. Fuges

How mold builder Byrne Tool + Design uses 3D printing for simultaneous mold manufacturing, conformal cooling and hybrid designs. 
#moldmaking #polymer


How to Calculate the Full Cost of Additive Manufacturing Versus Injection Molding

By: Christina M. Fuges

A true evaluation of additive includes a look at materials, speed, quality, scalability and cost. Bruce Bradshaw of Evolve Additive Solutions explains how to evaluate AM in an injection molding environment in terms of these 5 factors.

When Is 3D Printing Cost Effective?

By: Christina M. Fuges

Hype continues to surround additive manufacturing. These three factors can help determine whether a part is worth 3D printing.


Roush Uses Engine Cylinder Head to Prove Out Additive Manufacturing

By: Christina M. Fuges

A 3D-printed cylinder head investigation reveals the possibilities of additive manufacturing.

Accepting the AM Revolution at Baker Industries

By: Christina M. Fuges

Making a case for additive manufacturing integration whenever it makes sense is the standard at Baker Industries.

Linear AMS Returns, Retooled and Refocused

By: Christina M. Fuges

After splitting with Moog, the company is getting back to mold tooling and homing in on low-volume plastic part production. 

The Right Design, Material and Machine Combination Takes the Risk Out of 3D Printing Molds

By: Christina M. Fuges

Full-service design and mold delivery, moldmaking materials, and a low-cost, high-precision printer minimize the technical risk of 3D-printed mold tryout.
#polymer #moldmaking

3D Robotic Deposition Advances Conformal Cooling

By: Christina M. Fuges

A new conformal cooling technique has emerged, rooted in a multilayer robotic deposition technology that is capable of manufacturing near-net shape objects.
#metal #robots #moldmaking


Optimizing the Additive Manufacturing Workflow with PLM

By: Christina M. Fuges

Product lifecycle management (PLM) plays an essential role when adopting additive manufacturing within mainstream production.