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Published: 4/8/2020

Die Maker Describes Five-Day Build for Tool Urgently Needed for Coronavirus Ventilator Production
Running 11 five-axis machines simultaneously, a die maker reduced a five week lead time to just five days. Here’s how. 

Published: 4/7/2020

One Auto Parts Supplier's Shift to Ventilators: Now Making 1000s of Parts per Week on Die Delivered in Days
GM applying its supply chain expertise to enable successes such as aiding this ventilator maker to expand sourcing for 700 parts.

Published: 3/23/2020

Mold Maker Announces 5-Part Coronavirus Response
Plans for protecting people and lead times alike involve not only concrete action, but also clear communication.

Published: 3/20/2020

Does Asia's Low-Cost Manufacturing Option Still Make Sense?
As U.S.-based companies try to stay ahead of COVID-19, global supply chains are under renewed scrutiny. Are uncertainties and delays caused by global crises worth the short-term cost savings?

Published: 1/29/2020

Because of the Tariff on Mold Tooling, This Indiana Mold Shop’s Business is Now Booming
U.S. molders are now buying their tooling from U.S. mold builders. Precise Tooling Solutions illustrates this, and its owner makes the case for why the tariff matters.

Published: 12/23/2019

Is 3D Printed Tooling a Solution for Die Casting?
After tackling the 3D printer, material and design, there's still one challenge left for Exco Engineering: convincing customers. 

Published: 9/18/2019

Multitasking Machining Centers Double Throughput, Cut Costs
Purchasing one, then two more, multitasking machining centers has transformed the way Concours Mold Inc. builds molds.

Published: 5/6/2019

3 Advantages of Using Pulsed Laser Welding for Mold Repair
Compared to TIG welding, pulsed laser-welding technology is said to enable faster overall mold repair time while maintaining higher metal hardness.

Published: 5/1/2019

Additive Manufacturing for Hard Tooling
Hybrid manufacturing is enabling tooling to be made with additive processes.

Published: 1/3/2019

Video: Emotional Intelligence in Action at Westminster Tool
A companion to the recent Modern Machine Shop cover story on a moldmaker’s commitment to emotional intelligence, here is a look at the culture change at this shop through the words and perspectives of team members.