MoldMaking Technology: Mold Design & Engineering and Virtual Learning
What’s New and What Works in Mold Manufacturing Mold Design & Engineering and Virtual Learning
For more than 20 years, MoldMaking Technology has been addressing the complete lifecycle of the manufacture and maintenance of a mold—from design to first shot—by providing solutions and strategies to moldmaking professionals charged with designing, building, maintaining, repairing and managing molds. MMT remains committed to bringing our audience what’s new and what works in mold manufacturing by focusing on the needs of today’s mold builders. In the MoldMaking Technology Series of IMTS Spark, Publisher Ryan Delahanty and Editorial Director Christina Fuges will sit down with several leading mold shop owners, tool and mold manufacturers, injection molders and OEMs to discuss some of the industry’s hot topics, trend and challenges offering successful business practices and manufacturing strategies.
Teams, Zoom, Go To Meeting, Skype, Go To Webinar, virtual happy hour—you name it, everyone is doing something remote these days to stay connected, to continue communication and to learn. The latter is what we will focus on in this session since most of what we do here at MoldMaking Technology (MMT) is focused on learning—by providing content on what’s new and what works in mold manufacturing. MMT ventured into virtual learning this summer with the launch of Amerimold Connects (when COVID-19 canceled our Amerimold Expo) with an extensive menu of live and on-demand content. Then we learned about another example of what’s possible with virtual learning in mold design at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, whose instructors had to quickly pivot to give their students the mold design education they expected but with a twist. COVID-19 has exposed the real lack of fundamental mold design and engineering education and training, and we believe that moving forward we will see a hybrid approach to education as well as trade shows where virtual and in-person learning work together. Here we’ll chat with seasoned moldmaking professional Don Smith, North American Tooling Manager for Scholle IPN and Davide Masato, a UMass Lowell assistant professor of plastics mold design and engineering, who both believe there is a lack of basic mold design education and propose a virtual solution.
What’s New and What Works in Mold Manufacturing
Mold Design & Engineering and Virtual Learning
Conference: IMTS Spark Showcase
Type: Industry Insights
- Lunch & Learn
- MoldMaking Technology Series