ANKENY, Iowa – Even the polar vortex that drove a knife of Arctic air through the heart of the nation and sent temperatures plummeting far below zero can’t cool the Accumold marketing team’s enthusiasm for the red-hot 2014 trade show schedule.

“We’re starting out this year’s schedule with the DesignCon conference and expo in Santa Clara, Calif., from January 28 to 30,” said Accumold marketing director Aaron Johnson. “DesignCon’s focus is ‘Where the Chip Meets the Board’ and we can’t help but be fired up about the opportunities to share in the latest conversations with the best in the industry about taking products to that next performance level.”

He continued, “I think the event organizers say it best when they note that DesignCon is ‘created by engineers for engineers.’ DesignCon is the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designers and silicon manufacturers in the world. It enables those professionals to grow their design expertise, learn about the latest advanced design technologies and tools from top vendors like Accumold, and network with fellow engineers and design engineering experts.”

Fast on the heels of DesignCon is the annual SPIE Photonics West conference and exposition at The Moscone Center in San Francisco from Feb. 1-6 and MedTech World’s MD&M West event from Feb. 10-13 in Anaheim, Calif.

“This year represents Accumold’s biggest schedule of trade shows ever. That’s going to give us more opportunities than ever to tell our story, build new working relationships and continue to grow the company at a very strong and sustained pace,” Johnson said.

Since its inception in 1985, Accumold’s mission has been the production of 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.