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Diversity and Advanced Manufacturing

The times, they are a changin’ Manufacturing is a cornerstone of Canada’s and Ontario’s prosperity. That prosperity is what made people from around the world want to call this region their home. Making things here has given us a global reputation for advanced manufacturing that provides innovative products, processes, and…
Manufacturing Day 2023

Manufacturing Day 2023

The Circle 5 family welcomed students from high schools across Windsor and Essex County on October 6th as a part of Manufacturing Day. Organized by Invest WindsorEssex, Workforce WindsorEssex, and CAMM (Canadian Association of Moldmakers), Manufacturing Day is an initiative that strives to raise awareness of the skilled trades as…
Summer Outing 2023

Circle 5 Summer Outing 2023

On August 19, 2023 Circle 5 staff, family, and friends went to Rochester Place Golf Club for the annual golf tournament and dinner party. It was the perfect golf weather and there was an excited buzz in the air as everyone gathered for the shotgun start. Someone brought water guns…
Plastic Injection Molds-the gist

Plastic Injection Molds-the gist

Plastic injection molding is a manufacturing process that involves injecting molten plastic into a mold cavity to create a part. The mold is a critical component of the process, as it determines the shape, size, and features of the finished product. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at…
Parametric Design

Parametric Design

Parametric modeling is a CAD/CAM modeling approach that allows the creation of 3D models based on a set of parameters or dimensions. It involves the use of relationships between different elements of a model, such as dimensions, angles, and shapes, to define the model’s design and behavior. In parametric modeling,…

EDM Machining

EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) is a non-traditional machining process that uses electrical discharges to remove material from a workpiece. EDM is a highly precise machining method and is commonly used for the production of complex parts, particularly in the aerospace, medical, and automotive industries. It is also used to create…

What it takes to be a Moldmaker

Being a moldmaker requires a combination of technical skills, practical knowledge, and attention to detail. Here are some of the key skill sets that are required to be a good moldmaker: A good moldmaker should have excellent technical drawing and design skills. They should be able to read and interpret…
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