Moldmaking

New Dates Announced for Amerimold 2021

The premier event for mold manufacturing is now set to take place Sept. 22-23, 2021, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

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

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

Shoe Manufacturing at Flowbuilt Is Reshored and Reimagined

The shoe store of the future is more like a digitized tailor’s shop than a warehouse. Flowbuilt Manufacturing is the flexible contract manufacturer that can serve this vision, using both 3D printing and injection molding.

In Automotive, Is Additive Manufacturing an Answer for Die Cast Tooling?

The largest high-pressure die cast tool builder in North America is 3D printing die inserts and water jackets for major automakers. It’s a tough sell, but one company is succeeding — and it’s just getting started.

DMLS or Polyjet? A Hands-On Comparison to Produce Prototype Mold Inserts

The development phase of creating injection molded parts and inserts often requires the production of small-quantity prototypes. This moldmaker compared two different AM technologies to produce prototype mold inserts made from tool steel and polypropylene photopolymer.

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 4/13/2020

In this week's update we discuss how additive manufacturing is supporting injection molding for masks, and ramping up to production quantities of face shields and testing swabs.  

Hoosier Pattern Enables the Design and Print of Intricate Geometries

RAPID 2020: Hoosier Pattern offers the use of 3D printing sand molds and cores that enable users to design and print geometrically intricate designs straight from a CAD file without sacrificing valuable costs and resources.

DyeMansion Powerfuse S Enables Improved Print-to-Product Workflow

RAPID 2020: DyeMansion’s Powerfuse S is Industry 4.0 ready and offers fully automatic loading, connectivity and batch tracking features.

Rethink Plastics Manufacturing in January 2020 Issue

This issue breaks open the conversation about moldmaking versus additive manufacturing.

What A Former Moldmaker Has Learned About AM: Leverage Simplicity and Let It Scale

The once-again independent Linear AMS is now more focused on additive manufacturing than ever before.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, AddUp Partner on AM for Tooling Applications

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and AddUp have partnered to further additive moldmaking technology for tooling applications.

Building Confidence in Additive Manufacturing for Tooling

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

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