Upcoming Conference

LSR 2019

September 9-12, 2019 in Schaumburg, Illinois

LSR 2019 will cover a range of relevant, engaging topics related to advancements in all aspects of LSR - medical, automotive, electronics, consumer products, and more. Learn alongside the industry's best and join together for networking and hands-on workshops.

About the Conference

Industry leaders and silicone experts will convene at LSR 2019 to discuss technological and scientific developments in liquid silicon rubber and related materials and explore new commercial uses for LSR in various markets (medical, automotive, electronics, consumer products, and more). It is a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn about new silicone chemistry, novel processing and manufacturing techniques, emerging technologies, market dynamics, and new business directions of LSR.
  • Meet key decision-makers and industry experts representing LSR suppliers, processing equipment manufacturers, molders, fabricators, and end-users.
  • Discuss your company’s strengths, technologies, and products.
  • Network and establish new business contacts and explore future opportunities.
  • Display your products, technology, and services at the Exhibit.

Conference Topics

Material Innovations

  • Enhanced features
  • Additives
  • New chemistry

Equipment

  • Machinery
  • Metering equipment
  • Cold runner technology
  • LSR mold technology
  • Robotics

Processing

  • Micromolding
  • 2 component molding
  • Optical parts
  • Cleanroom
  • Inspection
  • 3D printing
  • Emerging technologies

Part and process design

  • Part simulation / FEA
  • Process simulation

Industries / Applications

  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • E&E
  • Consumer goods
  • Infant care

Organizing Committee

Geri Anderson, M.R. Mold & Engineering
Steven Broadbent, ACH-Solution USA
Rick Finnie, M.R. Mold & Engineering
Oliver Franssen, Momentive Performance Materials
Juergen Giesow, Arburg
Amos Golovoy, AG Research
Thomas Jenkins, R.D. Abbott Company
Markus Landl, The RICO Group
Kurt Manigatter, ELMET GmbH
Lynn Momrow-Zielinski, Extreme Molding
Victor Morando, Dymotek

NEW for LSR 2019:

The Schaumburg, Illinois location of LSR 2019 affords the unique opportunity to participate in a half-day workshop at Sigmasoft’s local facility. Limited to 25 participants, the workshop will include hands-on learning about LSR simulation.

Venue

The conference will be held at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg.  

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg 
50 N Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173


 A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at a special rate of $155 per night.  You are responsible for making your hotel room reservation. The cut-off date for our block of rooms is July 31, 2019.  The hotel may not guarantee a room after that date. 

To receive the special room rate:

Reserve a room online

Attendees can reserve their rooms at the conference rate here.

Reserve a room by phone

Call 800-228-9290 and request the LSR 2019 group rate for Executive Conference Management.

 

Papers are still being accepted for inclusion in the LSR 2019 program. Interested professionals should submit their proposal and credentials to Amos Golovoy.

Sponsors

Sponsors receive 2 free admissions to the conference, 1 free tabletop at the Exhibit, and their logo will be will be posted on the webpage of LSR 2019, as well as on screen during the conference.

Please visit the registration page to purchase a sponsorship. If you have any questions, e-mail Heather Dib or call 586-737-7373.

Companies that Attended LSR 2018

3M
ABBOTT
ACH- SOLUTION
ADVANCED BIONICS
AG RESEARCH
ALCON RESEARCH
ALL FORM SILICONE
APPLE
APPLIED MEDICAL TECH.
ARBURG
AUTODESK
BLUESTAR SILICONES
BONIFACIO CONSULTING
CLICK BOND
COLD JET
DELPHI DEUTSCHLAND
DIAMOND TOOL & ENGINEERING
DOPAG (US) LTD.
DOW CORNING
DWYER INSTRUMENTS
EASTMAN CHECMICAL
ECM
ELMET
ELMET GMBH
ELMET NORTH AMERICA
ENGEL
EVONIK INDUSTRIES
EVONIK RESOURCE EFFICIENCY
EXTREME MOLDING
FOREST CITY TECHNOLOGIES
FRESNEL TECHNOLOGIES
FREUDENBERG MEDICAL
G&G BIOTECHNOLOGY
GLAUKOS
GSDI
HM ROYAL, INC.
HORN
HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING
INNOVA ENGINEERING
IRP MEDICAL
KDL PRECISION MOLDING
KOHLER COMPANY
KRAFT MOULDINGS
KRAUSS MAFFEI GROUP
LAUKAMO GROUP
LORD COPORATION
M.R. MOLD & ENGINEERING
MASIMO
MILACRON
MOMENTIVE
MUSCO LIGHTING
NEWAGE INDUSTRIES
NOLATO CONTOUR
NUSIL TECHNOLOGY
OCULUS RESEARCH
PARKER HANNIFIN
PHILIPS HEALTHCARE
PHILLIPS MEDSIZE
PLASAI
PLASTICS MACHINERY MAGAZINE
PLASTICS NEWS
PROMED MOLDED PRODUCTS
PTG SILICONES
R.D. ABBOTT CO.
RAS SILICONE CONSULTING
RAUMEDIC AC
RESMED TECHNOLOGIES
RICO GROUP
ROBIN INDUSTRIES
ROBIN INDUSTRIES HEALTHCARE
ROEMBKE MFG.
ROGAN
ROGERS CORPORATION
RUBBER PRODUCTS
SHIN-ETSU POLYMER AMERICA
SHIN-ETSU SILICONES
SIGMA INTERNATIONAL
SIGMA PLASTIC SERVICES
SILCOTECH NORTH AMERICA
SIMTEC SILICONE PARTS
SUMITOMO DEMAG
SUR-SEAL
TECHNIMARK
TELEFLEX MEDICAL
TRADEMARK PLASTICS, INC.
TRELLEBORG SEALING SOLUTIONS
TURCK
ULTRADENT PRODUCTS
UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
VERNAY LABORATORIES
VYAIRE MEDICAL
WACKER CHEMIE
WATLOW ELECTRIC
YUDO VALUERPRO LAB CANADA
VULCANIZADOS INDUST. ALVAREZ

Attendee Comments


“Highly valuable conference. We made a lot of new contacts and refreshed existing ones. Good networking opportunities during the conference.” —Agnes Steckler, Nusil

“High value conference. Many relevant topics from industry leaders.” —Adam Cernohous, 3M

“I really enjoyed the conference and have already recommended it to several people.”—Sherry Anderson, Shin Etsu Silicones.

“High quality and great value event. It was a very targeted audience and I was able to meet most of the key global people.” —Paul Wheeler, Lord Corp.

“Good information on a broad range of topics.”—David Stuursma. Advanced Bionics

“The quality of speakers and total amount of people was excellent.” —David Gwaltney, Applied Medical.

“High value conference. It gave me more exposure to current developments in the industry, and offered opportunities to learn from leading experts.” —Candice Zhang, Nusil

“Excellent initiative and great opportunity to network. Excellent organization.” —Paul Massicotte, PlasAI inc.

“Very valuable as this is a new technology for me,” —Tom Neehan, Eastman Chemical.

“Thank you for a very informative conference,” —Lewis Fiecke, Turck Co.

“Extremely valuable conference from a networking perspective as well as learning about new technologies and market interests,” —Pradnya Parulekar, Nusil.

“Thanks for putting together a well-run conference. Highly valuable event. Congrats!” —Steve Wilsom, Cold Jet.

“A very well planned program and topics that were designed to teach, not sell.” —William Inman, Dow Corning.

“Extremely valuable conference, Regarding technical aspects and what is going on in the industry,” —Steve Erickson, Resmed

The SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding LSR Workshop will provide LSR 2019 attendees the opportunity to sign up for a unique hands-on experience with SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding and understand how it can be applied to address their molding needs. With the assistance of the SIGMA Academy staff, participants will gain an understanding of utilizing real world material data and the importance of capturing the correct manufacturing inputs from the production floor and implementing them into SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding software.  The attendees will also review the types of results that can be used to be applied to LSR parts to further aid in addressing their manufacturing needs.  Finally, an advanced approach of the software will be discussed that focuses on utilizing the ability to carry out Virtual Design of Experiments and take advantage of Autonomous Optimization, allowing SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding to find the optimal solution!

The workshop will be at SIGMA Plastic Services, 10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 620, Schaumburg, IL 60173. It is located next to the Marriott Chicago Schaumburg Hotel.

Time: Monday September 9, 2019, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: $395

Note: The workshop is only available to LSR 2019 attendees and is limited to 25 people on first come first served basis. To register, please select the conference registration + workshop option in the Registration tab

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