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Why you should attend NPE 2018: The Plastics Show

By Cory Arbogast on May 5, 2018 9:37:30 AM

NPE 2018 The Plastics Show begins May 7, 2018, and provides access to the people and companies that are influencing the future of the plastics industry. Professionals from 128 countries are gathering to provide a glimpse into the future of plastics. The show features professionals in the fields of appliances, automotive industry, construction, medical devices, packaging, and more.

So why should you attend this year? If you ultimately decide to partake, there are plenty of benefits to doing so. NPE is all about watching the future of the plastic industry unfold, and making connections with others in the industry. If going to see the best of the best when it comes to plastics doesn’t make you feel inspired, than NPE is not for you. But if that sounds interesting, you’ll want to continue reading.

Here are some of the top benefits of attending NPE 2018:

Learn about emerging technology

As you’ve probably already guessed, the conference will feature industry leaders and different zones of NPE will be showcasing their various new innovations, zones like - 3D printing, medical parts, thermoforming, and more.

The show goes from Monday, May 7 until Friday, May 11, and will be featuring over 65,000 professionals in the plastics industry. The show is comprehensive, covering everything from raw materials to finished products, and the newest products and processes in the industry. There will be plenty of hands-on opportunities for experiencing this emerging technology and how things might look in the future.

Make connections and network

The NPE show will give you the opportunity to meet vendors and industry leaders, as well as other attendees. As comprehensive as the conference is when it comes to plastics, it’s the perfect place to network and make connections within the industry, no matter what zones you gravitate toward.

The hands-on technology showcased at NPE could also give you the opportunity to educate yourself on some of the newest ideas and technologies from vendors or other professionals. Like we said, this conference will highlight the best of the best in plastics, so making connections here means finding some very valuable assets.

Stay up to date

Anyone in the manufacturing industry, including plastics, understands that continuous improvement is a vital part of becoming a successful company. It helps you stay up to date, and it is one of the qualities that advanced manufacturers possess. At NPE, you have the perfect opportunity to grow and educate yourself, as well as find new methods to help your business advance at a healthy rate. The technology and vendors at the conference are the perfect resource.

To be an advanced manufacturer, the use of new technology and new processes is essential. There is no way around it - not only will updated technologies and methods keep you relevant, but it will also help improve your time and money saving capabilities, as well as improve the quality of your part.

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Topics: Insider, plastic, improvement, systems, plastic molding', lean manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, processes, methods, future

Author: Cory Arbogast

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