American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) members and suppliers soon will attend and exhibit at Amerimold 2019 in Rosemont, Illinois, an annual tradeshow that addresses the business development, best practices and networking interests of the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. Exhibitors – including equipment suppliers, service providers, toolmakers and moldmakers – will be on hand to connect with industry professionals. Additionally, several innovative educational opportunities await registrants. INCOE Business Development Manager – Automotive Jim Bott said the educational opportunities at Amerimold 2019 are “impressive, and with more than 10 topics there is sure to be a subject matter that will be a learning experience for every attendee.”

Amerimold Tech Talks are free, 30-minute educational sessions in the Tech Talk Theater that off er attendees technical information and feature a panel or presentation on a specific topic. Furthermore, in-booth presentations will be available to all show floor registrants. Selected exhibitors will off er a presentation about a specific technology, while demonstrating how it works on the show floor. Francine Petrucci, with B A Die Mold, Aurora, Illinois, said, “I love the Tech Talks and In-Booth Demos because you can staff your booth and still schedule time away to sneak in some topics that interest you.” She also plans to spend some time learning more about the latest in additive manufacturing at the co-conference, AM2019.

Co-located with Amerimold 2019, the Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics (AM2019) is an immersive, half-day event that will take place on June 13. The workshop will present practical applications of 3D technologies as they relate to plastics processing. A handful of sessions will be offered, as well as a keynote speaker and panel discussion.

For the first time ever, a Medical Injection Molding Workshop will be offered as a half-day option, providing injection molders a focused update on key aspects of medical molding. Market leaders will present best practices on topics that include material selection, design to process, mold validation, part inspection and qualification.

Also free to Amerimold attendees, Westminster Tool will discuss its talent development system, which has allowed the company to create a backlog of new candidates during the workforce shortage the nation is currently facing. The shop is thriving and improving its business performance, taking what was a group of inexperienced employees to a high-performing team. Since implementing changes, Westminster Tool has seen a 60% increase in throughput per person.

The following AMBA members exhibiting at Amerimold 2019 may be of interest to The American Mold Builder subscribers:AMBA-exhibitors