Unique Tool & Gauge acquires Windsor, Ont.-based Gauge Rite Inc.
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.
HOT RUNNERS: To purge or not to purge
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.
DMS North America opens Hong Kong office
Mold component and accessories manufacturer DMS North America has opened a new Asian office in Hong Kong, China.
Windsor Mold invests $9.7 million in Ohio plant
Ontario moldmaker Windsor Mold Inc. is investing $9.7 million in new equipment and an expansion at its Bellevue, Ohio injection molding plant.
Mold shop has three-pronged success strategy…and no “bling”
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…
Synventive Molding bought by private equity firm Littlejohn & Co.
Private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC has purchased hot runner supplier Synventive Molding Solutions in a debt for equity swap.
Moldmaker Reko to close 7 plants, cut 65 jobs in restructuring
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.
Turn, turn, turn: The long and short of unscrewing components
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…
Husky to acquire Austrian closure moldmaker KTW
Husky Injection Molding Systems has announced plans to buy Austrian closure moldmaker KTW.
Moldmaker digs deep on turf pallet project
Sometimes, it’s the jobs performed behind the scenes that can be the hardest.
K 2010 ROUND-UP: MOLDMAKING COMPONENTS/HOT RUNNERS
New sequential valve gate system uses more signals
CAMM Toronto to focus on barrier opportunities in I/M for second general meeting
There’s a double feature on tap for the second meeting of the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Association of Moldmakers: tax deferral strategies on the business front, and new developments in barrier labeling for injection molding.
Mold-Masters beefs up Brazilian manufacturing facility
In an effort to grow their Latin American market, hot runner and tooling manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. is e…
Mold-Masters acquires PET supplier ABBA Systems, announces new brand MasterPET
Hot runner and tooling manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has purchased components supplier ABBA Systems, a form…
Mold-Masters’ president and CEO Jonathan Fischer steps down
Jonathan Fischer, the president and CEO of tooling supplier Mold-Masters Limited, has stepped down.
Moldmakers lend skilled hands to Dieppe monument (September 02, 2010)
The Windsor, Ont. moldmaking community has played a pivotal role in making sure that the infamous Dieppe Rai…
Ontario moldmaker hooks up with provincial Feed-in Tariff energy program
It’s not exactly a second vocation, but moldmaker Compact Mould Ltd. has just broken into the energy s…
KraussMaffei partners with moldmaker Proper Group in U.S.
Processing equipment manufacturer KraussMaffei Corporation has entered into a strategic partnership in the U.S…
CAMM Toronto presents Husky speaker at first meeting
The first meeting of the newly formed Toronto chapter of the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) will…
Financial problems force work stoppage at Platinum Tool Technologies
Well-known Ontario moldmaker Platinum Tool Technologies Inc. has stopped production amid financial difficultie…
Mold-Masters opens first direct Mexican sales and service centre
Hot runner manufacturer Mold-Masters Ltd. has opened of its first direct Mexican sales and service centre in t…
Synventive Molding, Husky settle patent infringement case
The two-year-old patent infringement case between competitors Synventive Molding Solutions Inc. and Hus…
New location for TATE Industrial Sales
Well-known Ontario equipment supplier TATE Industrial Sales has moved into a new 3,500-square-foot manufacturi…
MOLDMAKING: Additive manufacturing gets standardized (But does it matter?)
It’s been called rapid technology, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, and layered manufacturing, but–by what…
Mold-Masters relocates UK office
Hot runner supplier Mold-Masters UK Ltd. has relocated its Birmingham office into the Mold-Masters European …
CAMM golf tournament rescheduled for June 27
Blame it on the rain: The Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) annual golf tournament has been post…
CAMM opens Toronto chapter
The Canadian Association of MoldMakers (CAMM) continues to go big.
Mold-Masters opens production facility in India
Hot runner supplier Mold-Masters Ltd. has opened a production facility in Coimbatore, India.
DME partners with Plastic Engineering for hot runners
Mold technology supplier DME Company has entered a strategic alliance with hot runner firm Plastic Engineeri…
DME to distribute Elmet cold runners in N. America
Mold technology supplier DME Company has been named the exclusive distributor in North America for cold runn…
SPE accepting moldmaking awards nominations
The Mold Making & Mold Design division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is now accepting nom…
CAMM raising funds with mold plaques
The Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM) is now selling mold plaques to its members, as well as servic…