This year’s MMLive! USA, the Ultra Precision Manufacturing Expo, opens today for a two-day run at the Donald E. Stephens Center and Accumold, the premier micro-molder based in Ankeny, Iowa, is there in force.

"As always, the expo’s participants are the best of the best from the aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, telecommunications and medical device industries as well as a number of up-and-coming companies," said Accumold marketing director Aaron Johnson. "There’s no better place for Accumold’s marketing team to be today and tomorrow than right here."

The expo’s seminar program is firmly established as a key part of the event. Organizers noted that its high-quality presentations feature technology innovators and thought leaders from across the globe.

"The expo is rebranding itself as MICRO.NANO.MEMS 2013 to better reflect the breadth of ultra precision manufacturing processes and the growing trend toward the miniaturization of parts, structures and devices across and increasing number of sectors – and we’ll be there, too," 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.