AMBA's Mold Builder of Year Presents Donation to CNC/MTT Program at College of Lake County

Last week, B A Die Mold's founder Alan Petrucci, AMBA's 2011 Mold Builder of the Year, presented to Bill Devore, director of the College of Lake County Foundation, a donation to the CNC/MTT department at College of Lake County.

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Alan had received the $5,000 award from Progressive Components on behalf of AMBA. Jeff Hines, chair of the CNC/MTT program and Rich Stueber, adjunct MTT faculty, had recently given Alan a tour of the machine shops at CLC.

Jeff stated, "This donation would not have been possible if it were not for the efforts and professional relationship that Rich has with Alan … and because of Rich's passion and enthusiasm for what he does in his teachings. Thanks go out to Alan, Rich and Progressive Components."

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B A Die Mold: During the company's 43 years they have earned a solid reputation for the design and manufacture of molds for complex and challenging parts. They excel in the construction of unscrewing, multi-action and insert molds ranging in size from single to 48 cavities. They are also available to assist in the design and development of your products - particularly when your in-house tooling and molding schedules are strained with current workloads. B A can work as an extension of your in-house design team to refine your part designs. They also provide the following services for seamless (and painless) product launches: rapid prototyping; full-service moldmaking; pre-production through production molds; engineering changes and tweaks; and, mold sampling and short runs of your parts molded from various resins.  And don't forget its patented PERC™ System (Programmable Electric Rotating Cores), the clean green alternative to conventional hydraulic unscrewing! 

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