Getting out of Survival Mode

Of course, trying economic times like these call for cutting back in certain areas, but smart shops understand that attending industry-specific events.

Is this a game of survival? To some it just might be, but armed with the right tools and information you can get out of survival mode and move into growth mode (check out Tip: Business for some tips on how to strengthen your shop).

Of course, trying economic times like these call for cutting back in certain areas, but smart shops understand that attending industry-specific events—like MoldMaking Expo 2009 (MME), June 22-26, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL—are a necessity and not a time to cut back. This event, through its exhibits, networking opportunities and technical conference (sponsored by Progressive Components and ToolingDocs), can help give you the tools you need to improve your processes and competitive strategies, so that you can grow your bottom line.

Specifically, the seminars will focus on the challenges and solutions of today’s mold manufacturers—from mold design, build and repair to mold shop operations management, growth and industry trends.

Technical sessions will run from Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25th and will feature an end-user application approach (back by popular demand) within case study, panel, workshop and roundtable discussion formats.

Seminar topics include: CAD/CAM, inspection/measurement, rapid prototyping/rapid tooling, mold design, mold components, hot runners, machining, EDM, cutting tools, toolholders, workholding, mold materials, surface treatment, maintenance/repair, lean manufacturing, automation, data management, global competition, new business opportunities, regulatory/legislative issues, sales and marketing, education and training, and financial and strategic planning.

This world’s largest gathering of moldmaking, plastics and product development professionals will cover more than 1,000,000 square feet with more than 1,500 exhibitors at McCormick Place in Chicago—three shows for one price (MME, NPE and Time Compression Expo).

An MME Full Technical Conference Registration offers admission to all three shows. MME will consist of leading suppliers displaying the latest machining, tooling, workholding, mold component, design and engineering and materials technology and services. In addition, it includes the North American MoldMakers Pavilion featuring today's successful mold manufacturers. See moldmakingexpo.com for highlights and technology that will be on display during MME.

Now is the time to get into growth mode again, and register for MoldMaking Expo 2009: Your Industry, Your Show, Your Future! Visit www.moldmakingexpo.com to register today!

I look forward to seeing you in Chicago in June!

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