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Moldmaking


October 1, 2012 Feature

Making a Mark with Liquid Colorant

by Mark Stephen, editor

Any plastics processor out there who doesn’t want to gain a competitive advantage, raise your hand. Nobody, right? Well, interest in one potential advantage is on the rise: A growing number of molders are considering liquid colorants as a…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Gate Crashers

by Mark Stephen, editor

Fact: Valve gating has become the preferred method of gating for precision molders, offering a more stable injection process without stringing and drooling of the melt. And these are particularly interesting times for valves gates: two themes…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Four-Warned

by Mark Stephen, editor

The survey, consisting of 33 questions, was emailed in August 2012 to approximately 160 moldmakers across Canada in the Canadian Plastics database, as well as to members of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). We received 23…

October 1, 2012 Feature

Building (or rebuilding) A Better Materials Handling System

by Mark Stephen, editor

Just like that killer double-breasted suit probably does with your wardrobe, materials represent your single largest expense as a plastics processor. You didn’t sew the suit yourself just to save a few bucks, so why scrimp on having a…

August 22, 2012 News

DME names new Canadian sales manager

by Canadian Plastics

Mold technology provider DME Company has a new Canadian sales manager.

August 12, 2012 News

Ontario engraving shop installs rare laser ablation system

by Canadian Plastics

A small industrial engraving company in Windsor, Ont., has gone where almost no other Canadian job shop has gone before: it’s offering laser ablation services for moldmakers.

June 1, 2012 Feature

LEADER OF THE YEAR – Paul Cohen: Film Buff

by Mark Stephen, editor

For someone who prefers to fly under the radar, Paul Cohen has a habit of making the kinds of contributions that get noticed. 

May 2, 2012 News

CAMM seminar will target South American business opportunities

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Association of MoldMakers (CAMM) is hosting a free breakfast seminar for moldmakers looking to explore business opportunities in several South American countries.

April 3, 2012 News

NPE 2012 ROUND-UP: MOLDS/HOT RUNNERS

by Canadian Plastics

DLC coated components allow molds to run grease-free Hasco is using a new type of coating called DLC (diamond-like coating) on its ejector pins and other components that slide in the mold. This new coating enables the components to operate…

September 23, 2011 News

U.S. moldmaking work held “steady” over the summer: survey

by Canadian Plastics

Business among members of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) isn’t exactly booming, but work is holding steady, according to the organization’s Summer 2011 Business Forecast Survey.

September 19, 2011 News

Unique Tool & Gauge acquires Windsor, Ont.-based Gauge Rite Inc.

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics tooling manufacturer Unique Tool & Gauge Inc., headquartered in Windsor, Ont., has acquired 100 per cent of gauge and fixture supplier Gauge Rite Inc., which is also located in Windsor.

July 15, 2011 News

HOT RUNNERS: To purge or not to purge

by Canadian Plastics

Hot runner systems have hit their stride as the desire to reduce scrap and improve efficiency and productivity motivates mold buyers to shell out the added dollars for the technology.

June 7, 2011 News

DMS North America opens Hong Kong office

by Canadian Plastics

Mold component and accessories manufacturer DMS North America has opened a new Asian office in Hong Kong, China.

May 30, 2011 News

Windsor Mold invests $9.7 million in Ohio plant

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario moldmaker Windsor Mold Inc. is investing $9.7 million in new equipment and an expansion at its Bellevue, Ohio injection molding plant.

May 9, 2011 News

Mold shop has three-pronged success strategy…and no “bling”

by Canadian Plastics

It’s something you hear all the time – “So-and-so was born to do this job” – but unless you’re talking about Prince William, odds are it’s an exaggeration. With Brian Bendig, however, a slight variation is the literal truth. Bendig, the…

May 9, 2011 News

Synventive Molding bought by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co.

by Canadian Plastics

Private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC has purchased hot runner supplier Synventive Molding Solutions in a debt for equity swap.

May 2, 2011 News

Moldmaker Reko to close 7 plants, cut 65 jobs in restructuring

by Canadian Plastics

Ontario mold, tool and die-maker Reko International Group Inc. is closing seven small plants and cutting 65 jobs as part of a corporate restructuring that will trim annual labour costs by $3.5 million and fixed costs by $4 million.

April 30, 2011 News

Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing components

by Canadian Plastics

Like everyone else in today’s plastics industry, moldmakers are looking for ways to shorten leadtimes while still maintaining quality. Although not exactly new, one timesaver continues to win over new converts: unscrewing components, which can…

March 11, 2011 News

Husky to acquire Austrian closure moldmaker KTW

by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced plans to buy Austrian closure moldmaker KTW.

February 10, 2011 News

Moldmaker digs deep on turf pallet project

by Canadian Plastics

Sometimes, it’s the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.