BIRMINGHAM, England – The MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK may look like an alphabet soup but it spells a headlining opportunity for Ankeny, Iowa-based Accumold to broaden its reach into European markets.

Accumold is a headline sponsor of the Sept. 27-29 events, which are touted as the top international forum for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), micro, precision and nano manufacturing.

Organizers say the MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK are “breaking the mold for engineering events, offering a blend of live technical experience coupled with a huge range of free live educational seminars. This powerful combination ensures that the show is an essential part of any engineering and manufacturing organization’s calendar.”

They also note that the 2011 events seek to build on the success and growth of the 2010 MM, MEMS & NANO Live UK at a time when similar events remained static. “MM Live aims at delivering two types of visitor, the first group are those who are educated in the technologies present and who are attending to make a purchase or keep up to date with the latest developments. The second group (includes) those new to the technologies, the first-time visitors are what enables us to grow attendance year on year,” the hosts state.

“Accumold loves that dichotomy of seasoned trade show visitors and first-time attendees,” said Paul Runyan, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. “It gives us the opportunity to stay connected with industry pros we’ve known or met through the years and also make new friends that will benefit from our expertise.”

Since its inception in 1985, Accumold’s mission has been the production of super-micro, ultra-precision, plastic injection-molded parts. Parts manufactured by the firm are critical components of the medical, automotive, military, aerospace and telecommunications industries. They can be found in micro-electronics, cell phones, telecommunications, surgical tools, hearing aids, medical devices, antennas, connectors and more. To produce those parts, Accumold builds specialized molding machines engineered to handle volumes from prototypes to millions per year while maintaining consistent, precise tolerances that are unique in the industry.

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