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Moldmaking


February 22, 2017 News

Progressive Components founder Don Starkey Sr. passes away

by Canadian Plastics

Don Starkey Sr., the founder of Wauconda, Ill.-based mold components supplier Progressive Components, has died at the age of 84. Starkey passed away on February 20, from pneumonia after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Starkey began his career as

January 27, 2017 News

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing keeps growing

by Canadian Plastics

Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing is nearing the end of a multi-million dollar 14,000-square-foot expansion.

November 29, 2016 News

Emuge and CNC Software establish partnership

by Canadian Plastics

CNC Software is the developer of the widely-used Mastercam CNC programming software package.

November 15, 2016 News

Moldmaker and auto parts supplier M.I. Integration opens second plant in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

Sherbrooke, Que.-based automotive parts maker and moldmaker M.I. Integration has opened its second facility in Mexico. Construction of the new facility in the Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, called M.I. Moldes, was completed in September, roughly five years after

August 9, 2016 News

CAMM establishes new Toronto chapter

by Canadian Plastics

What’s in a name? Plenty. When the Windsor Association of Mold Makers changed its name to the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) more than ten years ago, the goal was to reflect the group’s aspiration to be the voice

June 29, 2016 CanPlastics TV

Quebec molder wins top SPE award

by Canadian Plastics
June 17, 2016 News

AarKel buys majority stake in Platinum Tool Technologies

by Canadian Plastics

In a deal involving two well-known Southern Ontario moldmakers, AarKel Tool & Die has acquired a majority stake in Platinum Tool Technologies Inc. Platinum Tool has facilities in Windsor and in the Saltillo/Monterrey region of Mexico. Headquartered in Wallaceburg, Ont.,

June 4, 2016 News

Husky’s Schöttli wins supplier of the year award

by Canadian Plastics

The medical business of Husky Injection Molding Systems has been awarded a Process Innovation Supplier of the Year award from Becton Dickinson, a global medical technology company. Schöttli, a Husky Company, supports Becton Dickinson with molds for a variety of

May 25, 2016 News

Milacron invests to beef up aftermarket spare parts and service offerings

by Canadian Plastics

The company has invested $25 million over the past 12 months.

May 21, 2016 News

Auto parts molder, moldmaker getting Ont. gov’t funding

by Canadian Plastics

Lakeside Plastics and Integrity Tool and Mold are receiving the money from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.

April 27, 2016 News

Automation, tooling supplier Zimmer opens Canadian subsidiary

by Canadian Plastics

German automation and tooling supplier Zimmer GmbH has opened a Canadian subsidiary in Barrie, Ont. “Zimmer Group Canada will support the growing customer base from coast to coast and will bring a stronger presence to the Canadian market,” the Rheinau,

April 25, 2016 Feature

INTEX TOOLING TECHNOLOGIES is cutting into the market

by Canadian Plastics

­ Coming out of the Great Recession, Canada’s manufacturing sector looked like scorched earth after a massive forest fire. But scorched earth sometimes encourages new growth. In post-recession Southern Ontario, one group of entrepreneurs surveyed the landscape and saw opportunity.

March 18, 2016 News

INTEX TOOLING TECHNOLOGIES is cutting into the market

by Canadian Plastics

Coming out of the Great Recession, Canada’s manufacturing sector looked like scorched earth after a massive forest fire. But scorched earth sometimes encourages new growth. In post-recession Southern Ontario, one group of entrepreneurs surveyed the landscape and saw opportunity. The

February 1, 2016 News

CTMA trades program graduates another 17 young workers

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) has just graduated 17 young workers from its 32-week Introductory Trades Training program. The program was designed by the CTMA and its member companies to help reduce youth unemployment in Windsor and Essex

January 25, 2016 Feature

CAVALIER TOOL & MANUFACTURING is sticking to the basics

by Canadian Plastics

­ We’ve all heard it from time to time — “So-and-so was born to do this job”. Unless you’re talking about Prince Charles, however, odds are it’s just a throwaway line. But with Brian Bendig, the president of Windsor, Ont.-based

November 18, 2015 News

Moldmaker Rocand opens facility in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

Sainte-Foy, Que.-based mold maker Rocand Inc. is opening a manufacturing operation in Silao, Mexico, to supply local customers. The 4,128 m2 facility is equipped with high-speed 5-axis CNC machines and injection presses for mold making and plastic-part injection, both for

September 22, 2015 News

CAVALIER TOOL & MANUFACTURING is sticking to the basics

by Canadian Plastics

As it turns 40, this Windsor, Ont.-based moldmaker is doubling down on what it does best.

August 25, 2015 Feature

Lessons from Portugal’s improved moldmaking industry

by Canadian Plastics

­ Go back 30 years and many of Canada’s moldmakers and plastics processors probably had at least one or two Portuguese companies as go-to contacts on their rolodexes. With a centuries-old glass making tradition that crossed naturally over into creating

July 25, 2015 Feature

New era begins for an Oldcastle tool shop

by Canadian Plastics

­ Sean O’Neil, president of Cutting-Edge Technologies Ltd., on the shop floor. The company will be undergoing a US$10 million expansion and hiring spree due to a partnership with an American-based company. (Photo Credit: DAX MELMER/The Windsor Star) What with

May 26, 2015 News

DBM Reflex: the difference you can see

by Luc Boily, editor of Plastiques et moules

Quebec-based company offers in-depth expertise in the machining and manufacturing of molds for optical components and the molding of optical components.