Christina M. Fuges Editorial Director

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

MMT was acquired by Gardner Business Media in 2004 where she continues to serve as the brand’s Editorial Director. 

Christina is also the Technical Conference Director for the annual Amerimold expo and a contributing editor for Additive Manufacturing focused on mold and toolmaking applications.

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

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.

Build It and They Will Come: Tarus Is Showing Off Its Very Own ERP System

By: Christina M. Fuges

Tarus is offering live demos and issuing surveys to enter visitors into two raffles for an Apple 32-GB iPad or a Samsung Galaxy 16-GB tablet along with a 30-day trial version of its TPI Shop ERP system.

Additive

Reducing the Weight of a Robot Actuator

By: Christina M. Fuges

A metal additive manufacturing process reduced the weight of a hydraulic actuator, leading to a better performing component.

Making Good Parts Even Better

By: Christina M. Fuges

You’ve made your 3D-printed part, now how do you ensure that it meets standards for quality and function?

The New Pattern for Prototyping

By: Christina M. Fuges

Ford is building engineering confidence through nearly production-ready prototype parts, which provide reliable test data—all thanks to additive manufacturing.