Only 31 days into the New Year and already the positive 2012 manufacturing outlook reports are streaming in. Following a strong 2011 where U.S. manufacturing technology orders were up 80% the good vibes and spending throughout the industry continue.
The resurgence of the Big Three and good news like Chrysler adding 1,100 jobs at the Detroit plant helps to revive the economy in Michigan, and has a trickle-down effect for North American Manufacturing as a whole.
Though times are looking up for many, business for mold, tool, and die makers is never easy. Constant innovation and investments in technology and training are keeping the market under fierce competition.
Here you will find an example of a company that is beating the competition by taking a different approach to mold making. Based in Rochester, NY, Aluminum Injection Mold Company (AIM) offers a unique blend of old-time craftsmanship with new world efficiency. From its niche of working with aluminum to its practice of using only one mold maker to handle a single project from start to finish, AIM has taken streamlining to the next level.
Trade shows are a great way to get familiar with new technologies. A recent FABTECH show in Chicago displayed cutting edge machines and software for Metalformers. The next FABTECH show will be held March 20-22 in Toronto. Be sure to stop by the Cimatron booth (#1234) to see the latest in Die Design software.
Enjoy the issue,
Director of Marketing
Cimatron Technologies, Inc.