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The teams involved in micro mold production

Micro molding a component involves not just one team but six or more. Due to the complex nature of micro molding and the critical nature of our customer’s technology, we must be thorough and ensure perfection for our customers. Here’s a brief look at the six sets of eyes, the teams they work with, and…

A pick-up operator checks the quality of a micro molded component under a microscope

Micro Mold Optics Basics (Webinar Transcript)

The following is a transcript from micro mold optics engineer Rick Brown of Accumold, during a webinar presentation for Photonics.com. My name is Rick Brown. I am the senior sales engineer for optical molding at Accumold. My background is in injection molding. I’ve been in the business for 47 years. I’ve been actively involved in…

micro optics fiber array

Environmental responsibility in manufacturing doesn’t end with recycling

As an extremely high volume micro molder for some of the worlds most impressive tech companies, we understand we have a big environmental responsibility in manufacturing. Even though a large amount of our customers require 100% virgin resin for their parts, the overwhelming majority of our manufacturing waste gets recycled for other uses. It’s not…

How we solved an impossible recycling problem.

A version of this article originally appeared in “Quartz” September 24, 2019. You can read the original here. For the consumer, recycling is easy. When you empty a jar, bottle, or any recyclable packaging, you rinse out the container and toss it in a bin—maybe you have to roll it to the curb once a…

Matt Iverson of Accumold stands beside a gaylord box of resin in the Accumold warehouse

A student details how the Accumold Scholars Program works.

The Accumold Scholars program is designed to fill Accumold’s critical talent pipeline by attracting high quality students. The program is specially designed in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), and students who enroll in the program receive college tuition reimbursement, and paid on-the-job training. I sat down with Ronald Bair, a current Accumold…

Alyson Riesberg and Ronald Bair

Accumold VS Offshore Molders

Outsourcing production and component manufacturing to other countries, like China, is a go-to option as OEMs consider lowering costs and increasing margins. So when the topic of Accumold vs. Offshore molders comes up, engineers want to know the difference. Anyone can tell you they’re better, but where’s the data? Micro Molding Tolerances and Scalability Generally…