The sharpest marketing team in the micro-parts industry is setting its sights on the smartest event in Ireland during the first full week of March as Accumold will make its presence known at the Smart Systems Integration international conference and exhibition.


The SSI event, slated for March 8-9 in Cork, is known as the international communication platform for research institutes and manufacturers to exchange know-how on smart systems integration and to create the basis for successful research and development relationships.


Aaron Johnson, Accumold’s Vice President of Marketing and Customer Strategy noted that smart systems encapsulate much of the leading-edge, Iowa-based company’s work. “Every day, the world is moving to more smart systems, which are characterized by miniaturization, networking capability, energy-autonomy and reliability,” Johnson said. “Obviously, smart systems require multi-disciplinary development teams and are becoming even more complex. That work is right in our wheelhouse.”


He added, “We have the choice of attending dozens of exhibitions and boil down our participation to the best of the best. The SSI conference and exhibition has been around a while — this is the 11th year, to be exact — but it’s a brand-new event for us. It has really captured our imagination and we’re excited to be part of this year’s event.”


This year’s conference chair, Dr. Thomas Otto of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems, describes smart systems as ” the hardware basis for the internet of things” that provide for ever-more innovative products and applications.


“The conference addresses the smart systems themselves starting from the design via new building blocks for sens­ing, data processing, actuating, networking, and smart powering up to heterogeneous integration of the different building blocks and manufacturing of the systems,” Otto explained.


Since its inception in 1985, Accumold’s mission has been to produce 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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