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How Accumold Keeps Its Edge

The continuous process improvement (CPI) program is designed to involve all employees in the never-ending process to push Accumold to be better in all aspects of our business.  Any ideas to improve quality, safety, or productivity, no matter how big or small, are evaluated to determine if the long-term benefit to the organization outweighs the…

Our Recycling Journey Spotlighted In Quartz!

Our path to zero waste is nothing short of amazing, and we haven’t told that story publicly until now. This week, Quartz ran an article outlining our entire journey, how we accomplished our zero-waste goals, and how other manufacturing companies can follow our lead. The article was written by our own Matt Iverson, who led…

Read Devin VanDenBroeke’s Article In Design News

Our DFM engineers are the unsung heroes of Accumold. For them, solving extremely complex high volume micro molding tasks are a way of life. One such challenge is locking features on complex micro molded components and that’s the subject of Devin VanDenBroeke’s latest piece in Design News.   Background On Devin VanDenBroeke Devin VanDenBroeke is…

Roger Hargens Honored as 2018 Person of Vision

This year Roger Hargens of Accumold was honored as the 2018 Person of Vision, during the 2018 Salute to Industry from Ankeny Economic Development Corporation. It’s no secret, a bit part of Accumold’s unique success has been the central Iowa community we decided to become an active part of.   We don’t simply exist in…

Our Zero Waste Manufacturing Efforts Highlighted

Becoming a zero waste manufacturing facility was no small task for us and required a strategic partner. Unlike residential programs, where you toss an item into a bin, large scalable manufacturing companies like ours require large-scale companies willing to buy the materials. This was the topic of a recent article in Plastics News alongside our recycling partners,…

Roger Hargens and Accumold Team Attend Iowa STEM Day

Accumold was pleased to participate in Iowa STEM day at the 2018 Iowa State Fair. Along with our CEO, Roger Hargens, Jeff Dirkx, Ron Baiotto (knee), Tyler Wright (Waukee APEX teacher), Zach Walberg (Waukee High School graduate), and Don Boss, were available to fairgoers interested in STEM fields. Because the Iowa State Fair attracted over 1 million…

Can Teacher Externs Push The Limits of Micro Manufacturing?

When you work in an industry that is constantly evolving and pushing the limits of micro manufacturing technology, soliciting feedback from every possible angle offers a perspective you otherwise wouldn’t be privy to. The more diverse and the fresher the perspective, the greater opportunity we have to develop truly unique and unexpected ideas, and one strategy…

How We Cultivate The Future Work Force

For Accumold to continue to grow in technical expertise and maintain our strategic edge, it is within our best interest to support students in our community. In order to strengthen our future workforce, companies can fear a lack of talent in the future, or simply choose to grow it themselves. This is why we continue…

June Was A Busy Month In Our Community

When we made our 4th expansion in the community of Ankeny, Iowa we made sure to add event and training space for employee training, meeting space, but importantly, community outreach events. This month was confirmation that this space has been well used. On top of our regular customer visits, training, and employee events, we also…

Wearable Tech Companies Look To Niche Process

The wearable market is projected to exceed 51 Billion dollars in revenue by 2022, therefore, if you are a product designer or engineer, it’s likely you are creating the next generation of wearable technology. At the very least, you may be feeling pressure to launch something in this space, but before you decide your design can’t…