“Lucky for me, I not only found my passion, but the opportunity to support all areas of the business as a key sales person, engineer, R&D inventor, manager and a leader,” Monika says. On top of that, Harmon’s complete support allowed her to develop an entirely new hot runner repair division within the company. “I
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Although Don Tocco, founder and president of D.L. Tocco & Associates, has extensive development experience in automotive manufacturing plants across the U.S., that is not why he’s on this edition of “Autoline After Hours.” Rather, it is because he is an artist. A sculptor, in particular. And Tocco’s busts have a bias
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Women of moldmaking, take note: If you own majority shares in your company and you run that company, you may want to consider having your company certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). A shareholder since the company's founding in 2000, Coleen Felstow became majority shareholder of Imlay City, Michigan-based injection molding company Imlay
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Automotive spending surges, and rapidly growing food/beverage spending also means more packaging. Article: 5/1/2017 Steven Kline, Jr. Director of Market Intelligence, Gardner Business Media Automotive Spending Surges 3 of Last 4 Months The real 10-year treasury rate was 0.92 percent in February, which was a slight decline from the month before and
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With a reading of 54.7, the Gardner Business Index showed that the moldmaking industry grew in March for the seventh time in eight months, although this was the first time in five months that the rate of growth decelerated. Even so, the last time the rate of growth was this fast was three years ago.  New orders increased for the third month in
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Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, held the grand opening event of its Americas Technology Center (ATC) located at its Mount Clemens, Michigan manufacturing and research complex on May 2. News: 5/4/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing Axalta leadership celebrates grand
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Tri-Mer Corp. exhibits air pollution control systems and process equipment such as its chemical-free fan/separator designed to scrub corrosive fumes with 10-percent less water than traditional wet scrubbers. New Product: 5/4/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing Tri-Mer Corp. air pollution control systems Tri-Mer Corp.
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When Mercedes unveiled the new S-Class in Shanghai last month, there was, understandably, a lot of attention paid to such things as its 48-volt integrated starter alternator, electric booster compressor, and getting-closer-to-autonomous DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist. Clearly, Mercedes is pushing forward with technology
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Two of the hottest topics in tooling today are additive manufacturing (3D printing) and conformal cooling—often with the former as a means to the latter. Both subjects were on the agenda at last month’s Molding 2017 Conference in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by Plastics Technology. The two-and-a-half-day event, devoted entirely to
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The latest issue of Modern Machine Shop takes a hard look at manufacturing cells and the importance of the people running them, as well as a frank discussion of the ups and downs of machine tool consumption. Blog: 5/4/2017 Jedd Cole Editor Asistente, MMS Mexico Click the image above to read the May 2017 digital edition of the magazine.  The
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Dürr Systems Inc. names Blake Shotwell Key Account Manager for its’ industrial painting and high viscosity product line. News: 5/3/2017 Edited by Hannah Coombs Assistant Editor, Products Finishing Dürr Systems Inc. names Blake Shotwell Key Account Manager for its’ industrial painting and high viscosity product line. Dürr
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Wagner Systems Inc. announces that it will be launching a new application center operation in Charleston County, South Carolina. Representing a capital investment of $2.3 million, the new development
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Targeting experienced AutoDesk Moldflow users as well as novices, a free two-day conference gives molders and moldmakers the opportunity to learn the latest design techniques and trends. Among the
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PPG celebrates the 50th anniversary of Duranar coatings throughout 2017, commemorating the introduction in 1967 of one of the industry’s first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride
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Manufacturing of Peridium Powder Coatings is planning to add 91,000 square feet to its Orange City, Iowa plant to more than double its size. Diamond Vogel is planning an expansion of the manufacturing
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Hubbard-Hall’s AquaPure T 500 is formulated to ease the removal of selected heavy and complexed metals like lead, copper nickel and zinc from waste streams. New Product: 5/3/2017 Edited by
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