Why should you go to ANTEC? Most companies won't even pay for the dues for the Society of Plastics Engineers much less cough up the $1000+ that it will cost for the entry fee, airfare, hotels etc. for the three-day event. But they miss the point.
Editor's Note: PlasticsToday sent injection molding expert and 45-year veteran of the plastics industry, Bill Tobin to the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC annual technical conference to get an expert's take on all things injection molding at the event. This is the first installment in a three-part series.
I go to ANTEC for a couple reasons: First is the networking. There are few places where there's a higher concentration of experts in all fields in one place. Many are attendees, some are presenters but there is a wealth of information available just for the asking....