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Discounted early registration extends through May 11; includes admission to co-located amerimold Expo

Additive Manufacturing Media announces that registration has opened for the second Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Plastics (AMWP). Building on its successful debut at last year’s NPE: The Plastics Show, this year’s workshop will take place Thursday, June 13 during amerimold 2019: The Event for Mold Manufacturing.

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Ending the year at 51.8, the Gardner Business Index (GBI): Moldmaking expanded at a slower rate than in recent months. During the second half of 2018, the Index recorded oscillating highs and lows that suggest growth has slowed from the higher rates experienced in 2017 and the first half of 2018.  Compared to the same month one year ago, the Index has fallen 6.7 percent.

Gardner Intelligence’s review of the underlying data for the month reveals that new orders, supplier deliveries, and production lifted the Index (a calculated average of the components) higher.  In contrast, backlogs, employment, and exports pulled the Index lower.  Both employment and exports contracted in the latest month.

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A little gift of financial peace is something Wepco Plastics wants to share with its employees, but it’s not in the form of a bonus check, it’s a class on how to manage your money—everything from budgeting to living within your means. 

Wepco Plastics President Dave Parmelee and CFO Charlie Daniels want to offer employees the chance to attend Financial Peace University to take courses that will teach them to take control of their money, plan for their future and transform their lives.

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Design impacts how a customer perceives a car and laser texturing influences that design. The process offers limitless design possibilities, eliminates manual work, digitalizes processes, cuts development and delivery times and creates a comprehensive end-user experience.

“We dress the naked part,” is how Marco Reichle describes what Reichle Technologiezentrum does. Located in the Kirchheim unter Teck near Stuttgart, Germany, this one-stop service provider for tool and moldmakers specializes in laser welding, mold repair, engraving, and polishing. The company also offers laser texturing, in-mold coating and design development.

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