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Q&A: Perspectives and Outlook

Inside insight on the moldmaking industry's challenges, strengths and growth potential.


New Business Opportunities: New Equipment Investment Solidifies Medical Mold Prototyping Niche

Investing in an additional high-speed machining center and converting to electric presses rather than hydraulic has allowed mold manufacturer/molder Injection Mold, Inc. (North Vernon, IN) to step up its game by speeding up already quick delivery ti...


Direct Metal Laser Sintering vs. Conventional Tool, Part Two

In this head-to-head comparison, conventional toolmaking seemed to be the superior route to go from a cost, quality and leadtime perspective.


Worldwide Review and Analysis of Additive Fabrication

SAn executive summary of the annual Wohlers Report that provides quantitative and qualitative analysis on the additive fabrication industry worldwide.


New RP Technology Reduces Costs, Leadtimes

A rapid tooling process has been developed using stereolithography (SL) and a nanocomposite resin, which can result in significant savings in both leadtimes and costs.


Fusion Process from Abroad Increases Mold Performance

A select laser melting process has been developed overseas involving the fusion of a metallic powder by a scanning laser to produce complex, intricate 3-D parts that could impact the U.S. moldmaking industry


Additive Manufacturing In Metal: New Option for Medical Applications

Parts produced by additive processes will require final machining or hand finishing, but allow significant flexibility in the manufacture of custom, short-run, complex or complicated-to-manufacture parts.


Dispelling Myths of Rapid Tooling

Six myths of rapid tooling will be dispelled by examining the truth. This will enable the moldmaking and injection molding industries to better accept and sell the growing trend of aluminum tooling.


Additive Fabrication Creates New Markets for Investment Casting

The development of production-quality direct patterns is changing the cost structure of investment casting.


Tooling Boards Offer Uniformity/Stability in Prototyping and Tooling Applications

A very uniform, dimensionally stable, urethane-based series of tooling boards has been developed for use in prototype, composite tooling, foundry pattern, fixture and other applications.


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