In a candid statement from the China Die and Mold Industry Assn. (CDMIA), its director stated that state ownership suffers a deficient system for producing sophisticated die casting dies and plastic molds based on inadequate numbers of qualified professionals.
According to the association’s year-end report, quoted in Design News, one of the biggest problems plaguing Chinese mold making is lack of skilled workers. It states China’s tooling industry remains substandard and largely incapable of making highly complex tools. Exported tools are termed mostly medium- or low-grade. A clear note of caution to U.S. OEMs.
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