Molding

2008

Emerging Technologies for Business Success
February 18-20, 2008
San Francisco, California

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Manufacturing Cells: Adding Value to Injection Molding Services
Moderator: Herman Plank, Tecnokal LLC

Session 2: Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Molding Equipment
Moderators: Uwe Haupt, Arburg, Inc., and Rick Shaffer, Netstal Machinery

Session 3: LSR Molding: Innovations; Markets; New Opportunities
Moderators: Ed Laperriere, Wacker Silicones, and Tim Erwin, Spectrum Plastics

Session 4: SPECIAL FORUM: "Best Practices"
Moderator: Deb J. Bristoll-Weis, Engineered Plastics Corporation

Session 5: In-Mold Assembly and Multi-Material Molding
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America

Session 6: Specialty Materials Molding
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Manufacturing Cells: Adding Value to Injection Molding Services
Moderator: Herman Plank, Tecnokal LLC
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Year 2012 - The State of the Plastics Industry Jeff Mengel, Partner, Plastics Industry Team, Plante & Moran, PLLC
Manufacturing Cells: A Way to Keep Manufacturing in the USA! Hermann Plank, TecnoKal LLC
Thriving in the Molding Industry Utilizing Integrated Manufacturing Systems and Innovative Technologies Joachim Kragl, Engel
Understanding the Uses and Benefits of In-Mold Technology Wade Clark, President, Electroform Company Inc
Vital Technologies for Business Success: Automation and In-Mold Labeling Jim Schmitz, Application Engineering Manager, Wittmann, Inc.
Improving Manufacturability with Injection Molding Simulation Christine Roedlich, Ph.D., Director of US Engineering Services, Moldflow Corporation
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Session 2: Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Molding Equipment
Moderators: Uwe Haupt, Arburg, Inc., and Rick Shaffer, Netstal Machinery
Using the Right Drive System on Molding Machines to Help Stay Competitive Juergen Giesow, Regional Manager, Arburg, Inc.
Closed Loop Process Control Aystems for Injection Molding Based Upon Melt Front Detection Susan E. Montgomery, PRIAMUS System Technologies, LLC
3D Visi-Flow Solution for Gas-Assisted Parts Natalia Kassa, Visi-Flow Consultant,Vero International
Investigation of Injection Molding Performance Using Induction Barrel Heating Gregory E. Tremblay and Dan Sowle, Sabic Innovative Plastics; Bruce F. Taylor, Xaloy Corporation
A Progress in Injection Molding CAE That Shines a Light on the Demanding Mesh Preparation Venny Yang (speaker), Yun-Hui Tseng, Kuang-Yi Lu, Rui-Ming Teng , CoreTech System (Moldex3D - Taiwan)
Optimization of the In-Mold Labelling Process by Using Injection Molding Simulation Cristoph Hinse, Simpatec Simulation & Technology Consulting GmbH, and Peter Felber, Schuster Kunststofftechnik
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Session 3: LSR Molding: Innovations; Markets; New Opportunities
Moderators: Ed Laperriere, Wacker Silicones, and Tim Erwin, Spectrum Plastics
Advances in Micro LSR Molding and Applications Uwe Haupt, Arburg, Inc.
Broadening Selection for Silicone Molding Mary A. Krenceski, Extreme Molding
Challenges for Silicone and TPE Micromolding Lynn E. Momrow, Extreme Molding
The Development and Application of Selective Self-Adhesive LIMS Technology Eric Bishop, North America Marketing Manager, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc.
High Speed Data Acquisition Techniques in Conjunction with Cavity Pressure and Temperature Monitoring in LSR Molding Applications Brendan Cahill, PTG Silicones
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Session 4: SPECIAL FORUM: "Best Practices"
Moderator: Deb J. Bristoll-Weis, Engineered Plastics Corporation
Don't miss this Interactive opportunity to learn from other molders. A panel of leading molders share their experience in the areas of:
1. Strategic Planning
2. Technical Development
3. Automation Solutions
4. Value Added operations

Participants: Nypro, Bemis Manufacturing, Dymotek, MGS Manufacturing Group, Multiject, York Imperial Plastics

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Session 5: In-Mold Assembly and Multi-Material Molding
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America
2-Shot, IML and Gas/Water Assist: Case Studies of Combined Technologies
Wolfgang Roth, Director Process Technology, Battenfeld, and Günther Auer, Haidlmair
In-Mold Assembly using Spin-Stack Technology Jes Gram, President, Gram Technology Inc.
In-Mold Assembly via Multishot Technologies John Berg, MGS Mfg. Group
Recent Developments in Co-Injection Molding Bob Miller, Yottha Srithep, Rachmat Mulyana and Jose M. Castro (speaker), The Ohio State University
Hot Runner Technology Driving Multi Material Applications Martin Baumann, Business Development & Marketing Manager Hot Runners, Husky
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Session 6: Specialty Materials Molding
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
Improved Micro-Cellular Molding of Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Frank Jaarsma, Ticona
Injection Molding of Poly Lactic Acid Resin (PLA) with Hot Runner Tools Trevor Pruden, Mechanical Engineering, D-M-E Company
Metal Molding Systems - Game Changing Technology for Light-Weight Parts Zac Glasford, Product Manager, Metal Molding Systems, Husky
Powder Injection Molding for the Fabrication of Micro Components Volker Piotter (speaker), K. Plewa, S. Norajitra, H.-J. Ritzhaupt-Kleissl and J.H. Hausselt, Karlsruhe Research Center (Germany)
Injection Molding Compounding with Wood Plastic Composites Gerhard Griemert, PPA Manager, Krauss Maffei Corporation
Advances in Predictive Engineering: Most Needed Technology to Replace Metal with Ultra Performance Polymers Most Efficiently K. C. Desai, Solvay Advanced Polymers
Process and Material Issues in Ceramic Micro Powder Injection Molding S.V. Atre, S. Lee, Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute; C. Wu, Hewlett-Packard; K. Simmons, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; S.J. Park and R.M. German, Mississippi State University
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