“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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In the quest for improved profitability, process control and quality, shops should look at the ways they measure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Developments in data-driven manufacturing, or
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Covering workholding, Swiss-type turning, multitasking machines and more, the seven talks in the YouTube playlist are a good recap of the latest in production machining technology. Blog Post:
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Daubert Cromwell’s Clear Pak BIO corrosion inhibitor (VCI) film is designed to be an effective and environmentally safe protective packaging film for the industry.New Product Post:
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CGTech has introduced additive manufacturing (AM) simulation capabilities through Vericut software’s Additive module. The module simulates both additive and traditional machining capabilities
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Worker protection against burns and abrasion from frayed metal sheath. New Product Post: 7/12/2017 Meusburger's new high-temperature hoses feature silicone sheathing, protecting workers from burns or
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