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By: Heather Wintle 7. June 2019

Amerimold 2019 Product Showcase, Part 11

Plan ahead for Amerimold 2019 with a sneak peek of some highlighted products from the show’s extensive list of exhibitors!

Amerimold is the Event for Mold Manufacturing, an annual tradeshow that addresses the business development, best practices and networking interests of the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. Attendees are owners, executives, engineers and managers at OEMs and contract manufacturers. Register today for the chance to experience informational Tech Talks, In-Booth Presentations and two new workshops focusing on Additive Manufacturing for Plastics and Medical Injection Molding.

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The Gardner Business Index (GBI): Moldmaking reached its highest level in nearly a year with an April reading of 55.7, a level which it last registered in May 2018. Readings above 50 indicate expanding business activity, while a value of 50 indicates no change and below 50 indicates contracting business activity. Compared to April 2018, the Index is unchanged. During 2018’s second quarter, the Index quickly moved lower after reaching all-time highs in the early 2018. Gardner Intelligence’s review of the month’s underlying data reveals that production, new orders and employment lifted the Index higher, and supplier deliveries pulled it slightly lower, followed by backlogs and exports. Only exports registered a contractionary reading for the month.

The April data indicated a continuation of the strong expansion in production, new orders and employment activity initially identified in March. Production, employment and backlogs all registered elevated readings not seen mid-2018. New orders activity accelerated in March and April after its recent nadir in February. Contractionary exports readings during 2019 have hampered greater expansion in total new orders; however, the expansion in total new orders despite weak exports manifests the strength of domestic market.

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By: Heather Wintle 6. June 2019

Amerimold 2019 Product Showcase, Part 10

Plan ahead for Amerimold 2019 with a sneak peek of some highlighted products from the show’s extensive list of exhibitors!

Amerimold is the Event for Mold Manufacturing, an annual tradeshow that addresses the business development, best practices and networking interests of the plastic injection mold manufacturing industry. Attendees are owners, executives, engineers and managers at OEMs and contract manufacturers. Register today for the chance to experience informational Tech Talks, In-Booth Presentations and two new workshops focusing on Additive Manufacturing for Plastics and Medical Injection Molding.

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“Additive is such a great technology, but when you start to talk about manufacturing, there are many challenges to consider before a company makes the switch to a new process like additive manufacturing,” Bruce Bradshaw of Evolve Additive Solutions says.

So, to follow up my June issue feature with Evolve on how to calculate the full cost of additive manufacturing and to tease our upcoming AM in Plastics Workshop at Amerimold, Bradshaw is going to present a free webinar that digs a little deeper into the five keys areas that a company should look into if it wants to place additive on the manufacturing floor right next to its injection molding production lines.

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Amerimold attendees may not know where to begin taking in all of the featured programs and exhibitors when they step onto the show floor this year. In addition to the ever-popular Tech 
Talk Theater programs, there are also six in-booth demonstrations scheduled that are not to be missed. Here’s the lineup:

 

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