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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

Micro Molding: The toolroom perspective & DfMM

There is a world of difference between how a product looks on a computer screen and reality. At the beginning of the design stage of product development, it is vital to give due consideration to the scale of micro molded part — especially the scale of some of its internal features. Put simply: parts may…

High-Flow Resin Challenges For Injection Molding

When designing a new device, component, or complex injection-molded part, world-class OEM engineers and rookies alike come to the same choke point when selecting the perfect micro mold material. Your instinct may be to opt for a familiar or even high-flow resin but dealing with microscopic tolerances completely re-writes material selection.  Every OEM designer and…

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…

MD&M West Brings New Tech and Prolific Voices

The annual MD&M West trade show and conference always bring the most cutting edge technology to the forefront. It also brings the manufacturing and technology industries most prolific voices and minds to discuss the biggest challenges in the industry. Voices like Kristian Hulgard of OnRobot. Q&A With Kristian Hulgard, General Manager of OnRobot Kristian Hulgard…

SPIE Photonics West: Q&A with Ryan Shelton of PhotoniCare

Medical technology companies are empowering consumers to better grasp their own health by bringing technology closer to the consumer via cost reduction while increasing access and availability. As SPIE Photonics West begins, we caught up with Ryan Shelton, the CEO & Co-founder of PhotoniCare to get his perspective on what the future holds. Q&A with…

SPIE Photonics West: Q&A with Adam Wax of Lumedica

OCT technology seems to have a promising future, but not just in the clinic or hospital. Due to dropping costs, OCT technology quite possibly has a future for home care. As SPIE Photonics West begins, we caught up with Adam Wax, President of Lumedica to get his take on the future of this tech. Q&A…