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Published March 25, 2021
AMBA Conference 2021 Introduces New Safety Protocols
June 22-24, 2021
AMBA Conference 2021 – Connections Reimagined! – will be unlike any conference hosted in the past. In addition to newly formatted breakouts, re-imagined connection opportunities and more scheduled time than ever to engage, the AMBA staff has instituted new safety protocols that will enable attendees to meet safely in-person.
To view these documents and other conference details, click here.
AMBA Launches CRM Survey
AMBA is currently benchmarking the use of CRM systems across three manufacturing sectors - mold manufacturing, plastics processing and rubber products manufacturing.
The final report will provide executives and sales and marketing professionals with evaluations of CRM system features and overall use in these industries.
CRM use will be evaluated on features offered in the following areas:
The final report will be distributed to all member participants who complete the survey in full. Non-member participants will be able to access the final report at a discounted rate.
Complete the survey before the April 16 deadline here.
Embracing Risk - A Leadership Opportunity
April 8, 2021 | 11AM EST
Do you believe that your up-and-coming leaders know how to make workplace decisions in a way that minimizes risk for your business?
On April 8th at 11AM EST, AMBA’s Emerging Leaders Network will host Charles Daniels, CFO at Wepco Plastics, and Justin McPhee, General Manager at Westfall Twin Cities (formerly Mold Craft). These experienced industry executives will use specific scenarios to coach attendees on how to "fail-proof" tasks, increase productivity in the workplace and guide their colleagues to do the same.
This is a can’t-miss leadership opportunity for the next generation of leaders in mold manufacturing!
Member cost: $29 (includes follow-up peer networking session). Register here.
Engage and Benchmark with Upcoming Opportunities
Roundtable Discussion: Sales and Marketing
AMBA has opened registration for its next roundtable discussion on current sales and marketing challenges, where peers will meet on camera to discuss topics such as management of current and new customer relationships, sales tactics/techniques, continuing business, use of new technologies and more.
While cybersecurity has been a growing concern for business owners over the last few years, new reliance on technology in today's environment has made companies more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks.
Join other manufacturers as they dive into this subject with Duane Dunston, association professor of cybersecurity at Champlain College, and tackle current trends in cyberattacks, guidelines on how to prepare for and respond to a cyberattack and more.
Registration Open for Environmental Health and Safety Summit
May 26-27 | Virtual
Registration is now open for the 2021 Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Summit! Again offered in a virtual format, this one-of-a-kind learning and networking conference will focus on uniting manufacturing executives from across the United States. Attendees will focus on best practices in environment, health and safety along with becoming a better leader.
Breakout sessions will cover topics such as:
HASCO provides catalogue update for Cimatron
HASCO America, Inc. (Fletcher, NC) has announced that its newest products are available in the Cimatron CAD system. The all-parametric data can be loaded directly into the design without going the long way around via an exchange format, leading to no information loss. This feature enables additional possibilities of fast and easy working – from the initial calculation through the design state to the final order. Ultimately, this saves a large amount of time, increases efficiency and enhances competitiveness in mold and toolmaking. To read more, visit www.hasco.com.
Progressive Components, Inc. (Wauconda, IL) has added new items to provide designers with more options to route cooling lines within their tools. Progressive’s addition of o-rings provides mold designers with an industry-standard that includes the machine groove detail. With this standardization, the subsequent replacement during mold maintenance is easy to locate and purchase by mold maintenance managers. New diverting rods and plugs route water flow within cooling circuits. While the mold is on the bench, plugs can be assembled along the locating rod, enabling positive installation and easy removal. The rod is designed to stay in the center of the cooling channel, allowing maximum heat transfer within the line. For more information, visit www.procomps.com.