…and to attend the co-located Amerimold show in Chicago.

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It’s the premier conference in the world for injection molding, and it has been since Amos Golovoy started it 25 years ago. The it to which I am referring is the annual Molding Conference. It’s now owned by Gardner Business Media, the parent of this magazine and sister publication MoldMaking Technology, along with a half dozen other manufacturing-centric publications.

If you haven’t registered for Molding 2015, I urge you to do so. It’s the “can’t-miss” technical program on injection molding, year in and year out. Click here to see the agenda laid out in its entirety. This is a conference by, for and about injection molders, as several processors are among the members of the organizing committee (as are Amos and Matt Naitove, my colleague and executive editor of Plastics Technology). Molding 2015 is being held June 16-18, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Are you interested in medical and LSR molding? What about emerging technologies in molding, like, for instance, additive manufacturing? We’ve got them covered. These days, with shoot-and-ship a thing of the past, many molders are looking to add more and more services to their portfolio, which is why there is a session on value-added molding. And there’s a track on the business of molding as well. Are you up to date on the R&D tax credit? Are you interested in what other molders are doing to attract young talent? You’ll find out all the details about these and other matters at this event.

Over the course of three days, more than 25 presentations and panel discussions will help get you prepared from both a technology and business standpoint to solve the molding problems of today and take advantage of the opportunities presented tomorrow, next year and beyond. Click here to register now.

And while you’re at the conference, try hard to make some time to also attend the neighboring Amerimold exhibit hall. If your molding operation is supported by a toolroom, you can check out equipment and services used in all aspects of mold manufacturing and maintenance. These include machine tools, cutting tools, CAD/CAM, mold materials, mold-repair products, mold components and hot runners.
Amerimold, which is presented by MoldMaking Technology, Plastics Technology, and Modern Machine Shop magazines,  also has its own technical program, focusing on process innovations and best practices for designing, building and maintaining molds.  

I hope you can make our co-located events in Chicago. I think there are more reasons than ever to go, and I trust you’ll be glad you did