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New Products & Services at amerimold in June

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New mold components and training services to debut at moldmaking show.

Progressive Components, Wauconda, Ill., and its associated companies within the PCIC Group will show off new and enhanced offerings at the amerimold 2014 show and conference, June 11-12 in Novi, Mich. (booth 503). Amerimold is sponsored by MoldMaking Technology, a sister publication of Plastics Technology magazine.

Progressive will features its standard Z-Series Alignment Locks with new lifetime warranty, along with lifters, cam actions, and parting-line sequence-control devices. Co-exhibitors Roehr Tool Corp., Hudson, Mass., and AST Technology in Germany will show off the new sub-10-mm DT collapsible core and new advances in mold monitoring with the CVe Monitor System. Other new products will be introduced at the show.

Meanwhile, co-exhibitor ToolingDocs LLC will highlight its newest course in hot-runner repair and maintenance at its Training Center in Ashland, Ohio, along with expanded training programs for mold maintenance being launched in Canada, Mexico, South America, and The EU.

This year’s amerimold event will include something new: a conference on Thermoplastic Composites for Automotive, presented by the editors of Plastics Technology and sister publications Composites Technology, High-Performance Composites, and Automotive Design and Production.

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