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MFG Hosted Oct 3rd 2014

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Midwest Mold played host to 30 Roseville High School Students from the Career Technical Education Department for the 2014 Manufacturing Day Oct 3rd. The student’s curriculums comprised of automotive, marketing, business and journalism. Groups were organized to personalize the experience as they moved from station to station. There they were able to see the process..

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Manufacturing Day Oct 3rd 2014

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The annual celebration of Manufacturing Day 2014 is October 3rd. Midwest Mold is proud to host a plant tour for 30 Roseville High School CTE students. The purpose of the event is to demonstrate to the students, parents, educators, media, customers, suppliers, and the community just how vital manufacturing is in our North American economy…

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3-D Printing

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A recent 3-D opportunity presented to Midwest Mold was to create a unique and fully functional see through part. Utilizing 3-D printing capabilities Midwest Mold designed a completely clear test block. Per customer data and requirements the block was created so they could monitor fluid flow throughout the entire part. With objectives understood, work began..

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Advantages of Aluminum Production Molds

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Aluminum more than ever has a place in production molds. Aluminum is less expensive than P-20 tool steel – a material of choice for high volume parts – and an aluminum mold can run cycle times 20-30% faster than steel. In today’s automotive economic environment many OEM’s are telling their suppliers to convert to aluminum..

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Mold Flow

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Definition: Computer generated analysis of plastic resin flow within a runner, gate and cavity of a plastic injection mold. A pretty simple definition for a program that analyzes all critical functional areas of plastic product designs, reports potential failures and provides an analysis of other vital criteria like fill time, flow, pressures, temperatures, weld lines,..

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First Ever AMBA Dual Plant Tour Workshops

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Hosted by   Eifel Mold & Engineering and Midwest Mold Services  Moldmakers Profit by Developing Niche Areas of ExpertiseTopic of Focus  Nothing can add more power to your business than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets. Creating competitive differentiation is a three-word action phrase that can sum up the strategies of..

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How do I choose between rapid prototyping and low volume tooling?

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Midwest Mold’s expertise in mold and tool building makes us very competitive with rapid prototyping and low volume services. In the case of rapid prototyping, many companies find that low volume tooling can fit their need for sample parts with a more economical solution. For example, instead of getting only three SLA/SLS/3DP parts for $3,000, you may be able to..

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Cage Code Supplier

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Midwest Mold is now officially active in the US Governments system for award management. We have now been assigned our Cage Code by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The CAGE code is used to support a variety of mechanized systems throughout the government and provides a standardized method of identifying a given..

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Sam Gov

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Having successfully completed the government registration into the SAM program, allows Midwest Mold to supply services directly to the Federal Government. This registration places Midwest Mold on a trusted vendor list to supply services to any branch of US Government.  

Makino SNC64 With 3R WorkMasterMakino SNC64 With 3R WorkMaster

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Makino SNC64 With 3R WorkMaster   With the addition of a Makino SNC64 equipped with a System 3R WorkMaster Robot, Midwest has gained more unattended machining capability. The SNC64 vertical machining center is ideal for making high-accuracy graphite electrodes. Equipped with a Fanuc Pro A CNC Controller, 15 Place Tool Changer, Data Server, Spindle Chiller..

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