Virtual Innovation Day

With the Virtual Innovation Day (VID) on 10 June 2021, the team of Moulding Expo took the first distinct step towards the next presence Trade fair for Tool, Pattern and Mould Making in 2023. Tied into a compact package of five lecture slots, the highlights of the accompanying and lecture programme originally planned for 2021 were presented by the trade fair experts in the industry. 

Transitions in the European Tool, Pattern and Mould Making

Transformation processes caused by digitalisation, a growing shortage of skilled workers and an increased international competitive pressure affect every industry worldwide. Our business experts will not only analyse the given situation but also look at the changes from different perspectives and provide fresh approaches to possible solutions.

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Road of Tooling Innovation

Selected international tool making champions present themselves together with renowned makers of injection moulding machines. The special show was expected to be the highlight of Moulding Expo 2021 showcasing state-of-the-art production concepts in action. Due to the Corona pandemic, the exhibition concept can only be realised in 2023. Nevertheless, you can check out all innovations from the Plastics Technology Centre in advance in our Future Report. 

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Innovative manufacturing strategies in tool, pattern and mould making

First-rate information for the production of the future - short, compact, to the point: Learn all about innovative manufacturing strategies in tool, model and mould making from the machine to clamping and machining tools through to manufacturing strategies and the enterprise of the future.

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Only a closer look at a mould reveals its fascination. Cavities, channels or ejectors must be made visible in order to reach a higher level during teaching and training. Experts dedicated themselves to this symbiosis of technology and didactics, and developed new training methods for tool, pattern and mould making. You can read in our article what different possibilities are opened up by the teaching and learning concept SCHOOLTOOL in injection moulding and mould construction training.

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Tooling around the world

Good form worldwide: A look at the worldwide markets for tool construction and mould making shows a colourful picture of the state of this industrial sector. In this context, markets such as Portugal, Canada or South Africa are connected by common challenges, but also successes and similar targets. You can find out how things stand in times of the pandemic with the worldwide tool construction and mould making sector in our international market report.

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2021 Tool and Mold Making Medal of Honor

The Tool and Mold Making Medal of Honor is an award that is given to pioneers and visionaries who have made groundbreaking predictions for the industry and are role models. In 2021, the award winner is an entrepreneur who makes a lot of difference in the industry: Lothar Horn, Managing Director of Paul Horn GmbH in Tübingen.

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