ANKENY, Iowa – Accumold is represented this week at the 2011 SPIE Photonics West conference at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, where an international audience is gathered to exchange information about the latest light-based technology.

The conference has four sub-symposiums: BiOS (biomedical optics), LASE (laser and applications), MOEM/MEMS (micro- and nano-fabrication), and OPTO (optoelectronic materials, devices and applications). The BiOS conference is the world’s largest biomedical optics and photonics event. Research from more than 1,770 research papers will be available and conference participants will get a firsthand look at technologies defining the future of the fast-growing light-technology field.

“It just makes sense for Accumold to be at the Photonics West conference,” said Paul Runyan, the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Accumold is an international leader in tooling and manufacturing complex, micro-size parts and components that serve those vital and growing sectors of the global economy. Our presence there enables us to learn cutting-edge information throughout a number of extremely complex fields, and share the Accumold story with researchers and prospective customers.”

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The organization serves more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries to advances emerging technologies through information exchanges, continuing education and other activities. Each year, SPIE organizes and sponsors more than two dozen major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific.

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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