Fear of Missing Out (FoMO) and Molding 2016

Not that we needed any new ones, but in our continuously on-the-grid lives of endless real-time status updates humans have developed a new anxiety: Fear of missing out or FoMO.

Not that we needed any new ones, but in our continuously on-the-grid lives of endless real-time status updates humans have developed a new anxiety: Fear of missing out or FoMO.

 

FoMO, as defined on its own Wikipedia page is "a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent". My goal with this post is not to stoke your FoMO, but if you’ve been reading our blog of late you’ll know we’ve given regular updates on the upcoming Molding 2016 Conference and Exhibition (March 29-31, New Orleans).

 

If you’ve missed those updates, and in the spirit of FoYMO (fear of you missing out), let’s recap what we have on store in a little over two weeks in New Orleans. A roster of 60 speakers providing their expertise on a range of topics and 19 sponsors exhibiting their latest technology to advance your molding operation will be there in New Orleans.

 

Plastics Technology’s Executive Editor Jim Callari has taken to our blog to highlight the event, asking you to save the date and some money on registration, while pushing you to learn more about injection molding.

 

Late last year, I asked you if you were an injection molding expert, or wanted to become one and offered a sneak peek at the program as it began to take shape. We also wished the reciprocating screw a happy 60th birthday, noting how Molding would bring into perspective the changes the technology has undergone over the last six decades.

 

I also noted that some popular Plastics Technology columnists were among Molding’s speakers, including drying expert Pete Stoughton, tooling expert Randy Kerkstra, scientific molding expert Suhas Kulkarni, and robust processing expert Robert Gattshall.

 

Finally I offered brief synopses of the various tracks, including:

 

Creating, Establishing and Maintaining a Robust Process

Materials

Automation

Tooling

Drying/Handling/Conveying

Emerging Technologies

 

We don’t want you to miss out, so if you haven’t already done so, please register today and eliminate any chance of Molding 2016 FoMO. 

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