IBC Blog

Moldmaking Business Grows for Five Consecutive Months

Posted by: IBC on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

The Moldmaking Business Index (MBI) is published monthly by Moldmaking Technology. The February 2015 index was 52.4 showing that growth in the mold making industry is accelerating, with new orders and production both on a strong growth curve. For more details, link to the full article http://www.moldmakingtechnology.com/articles/total-mbi-for-february-2015


Moldmaking Technology - Mold Business Index May 2015

Posted by: IBC on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

The Moldmaking Business Index (MBI) is published monthly by Moldmaking Technology. The May 2015 index was 50 showing the mold making industry unchanged from April, when the index was below 50. Overall the industry is at it’s best level since 2012. For more details, link to the full article http://www.moldmakingtechnology.com/blog/post/may-mold-business-index-reports-industry-virtually-unchanged-for-three-months


Have You Ever Seen Copper Up Close...Really Close?

Posted by: IBC on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

Micro structures of Copper and Copper Alloys described on the Copper Development Association website http://www.copper.org/resources/properties/microstructure/


Copper: Material for a Modern World.

Posted by: IBC on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 08:00 pm

Our industry is committed to addressing many of mankind’s greatest challenges. This video from the International Copper Association "provides compelling evidence of copper’s unique role in sustainable development and how the copper industry is committed to positive actions addressing many of mankind’s greatest challenges. In this video you will hear from several professionals about how copper is important to the work they do."


The Many Advantages of Copper Alloys in Plastic Molds

Posted by: IBC on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 12:00 am

Sixteen years ago, the Copper Development Association published the first in a series of articles about the use of copper alloys in molds. Research work was performed at Western Michigan University. Two companies that served on the task group for the project were Nonferrous Products Inc, and Specialloy Inc. Both these companies were purchased by IBC Advanced Alloys in 2008 and are market leaders supplying many copper materials to mold makers globally. http://www.copper.org/applications/industrial/PDF_files/Mar_99.pdf