ANKENY — Milan, Italy is the site of the 4M/ICOMM International Conference on Micromanufacturing from March 31 to April 2 and the Accumold marketing team will be there as an event sponsor and to build upon the company’s global network of clients and knowledge.

Aaron Johnson, Accumold Vice President of Marketing and Customer Strategy, said Milan is a natural location for such a high-tech event.

“When many people of Milan, they still think of its centuries of history highlighted by the 17 years that Leonardo da Vinci spent there in the middle of his prime. But it truly is an international center of commerce geared at least as much to the future as the past,” he said. “It’s a capital of fashion and design. It’s not much of a stretch to say that design innovation is the foundation of the micromanufacturing industry, so Milan is the right place for the 4M/ICOMM and that means it’s the right place for Accumold to be.”

Johnson said the lineup of keynote speakers is also worthy of an international event of stature. Professor Fengzhou Fang of the Centre of MicroNano Manufacturing Technology, Tianjian University, China, will be speaking on “Nanomanufacturing: Perspective and Applications.” Professor Christian Hopmann of the Institute of Plastics Processing, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, will present “Process development for the production of plastics parts with micro features.” Professor Arianna Menciassi of the Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, will speaker on “Challenges and Opportunities for Actuation in Microrobotics and Medical Application.”

ICOMM 2016, which will take place March 29-31 at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Conference Center and will be hosted by the University of California, Irvine.

Since its inception, Accumold’s mission has been the production of super-micro, ultra-precision, plastic injection-molded parts with components that often measure in mere microns. Parts manufactured by the firm are critical components for the medical, micro-optics, electronics and other high-tech emerging industries. They can be found in personal communication devices, 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. For more information about the company, log on to www.accu-mold.com.

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