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DEC 2018

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6 MoldMaking Technology —— DECEMBER 2018 THIS MONTH ON moldmakingtechnology.com From the Editor Everyone talks about data. Well, we here at MoldMaking Technology discuss analytics a lot when it comes to content, especially because we are producing and sharing content in more places than ever. And, not only do we want to know if all that work is worth it and if our content is reaching you, we want to be able to look back and see what worked, what did not, what is hot and what is not to help us move forward with produc- ing helpful, insightful quality content in 2019. So, we did just that. We took a look back and here are the top 25 articles published in MoldMaking Technology during the past 12 months: • "Software Technology Is More Versatile, Efficient and Simplified." Software suppliers are working diligently to provide moldmakers with relevant but easy-to-use solutions that speed processes and lower costs. • "Machine Hammer Peening Automates Mold Polishing." A polishing automation solution eliminates handwork, accelerates milling opera- tions and controls surface geometries. • "A Can-Do Focus and Family Values Keep Master Tool and Mold On its Game." How a small shop can work "big" by having a team that's multi- skilled and equipped with the right equipment and a can-do attitude. • "Performance and Price Drive Developments in Mold Materials." Mold material suppliers are working to develop new, improved mold-material grades. • "Democratizing 3D Printing of Injection Molds." Full-service design and mold delivery, moldmaking materials, and a low-cost, high-precision printer minimize the technical risk of 3D-printed mold tryout. • "Why You Need a Tool Presetter." Reduce machine idle time with fast, accurate, repeatable, offline cutting tool measurements. • "Milling and EDM Automation Reshape Summit Tooling's Mold Operations." Summit Tooling President Dan Martin credits the capabil- ity to run unattended machining 24/7 to the partnership that his com- pany built with Makino. • "Canadian Moldmaker Looks to German Shop for Best Practices in Job Scheduling." Taking a peek behind the scenes of a German mold shop inspired a Canada-based mold shop president and CEO to look at job scheduling a whole new way. • "Hot Runner Technologies Aim to Simplify Moldmakers' Approaches." Hot runner suppliers are developing solutions that remove complexities from the way that moldmakers and molders design, control and main- tain their processes. • "Automation and AM Help W. Fassnacht Werkzeug- und Formenbau" Germany's 2017 Toolmaker of the Year does things small but in a smart way. For the rest of the top 25 most-viewed articles, visit http://short.mold- makingtechnology.com/top252018. Looking Back to Move Forward Christina M. Fuges Editorial Director Follow MMT on: Follow @ MMT_ChristinaF VIDEO: IMTSTV and MMT Check out the interview with MMT Editorial Director Christina Fuges and AMT's Director, International Events & Sponsorship Bill Herman on IMTSTV at IMTS 2018. short.moldmakingtechnology.com/imts18 BLOG: Wayne Hertlein: Dedication to Industry Honored by SPE Detroit Wayne Hertlein was honored September 10 as Outstanding Member by thWayne Hertlein was honored September 10 as Outstanding Member by the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Wayne has been an active SPE member since 1981. Here, he accepts the Outstanding Member award from newly- elected Detroit Section President Eve Vitale of Series One LLC (Ortonville, Michigan). short.moldmakingtechnology.com/spewayneh EVENTS: Amerimold 2019 Submit your presentation ideas: short.moldmakingtechnology.com/ame19cfs NEWS: AMBA Chicago Gets the Word Out at Student Summit Eight schools were granted a $250 travel grant to help offset the cost of attending SmartForce Student Summit. short.moldmakingtechnology. com/ambachi250

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