Molding

2003

Emerging Technologies in Plastics Injection Molding
February 24-26, 2003
New Orleans, LA

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Advances in Fluid-Assisted Injection Molding
Moderator: Jack Avery, GE Plastics

Session 2: New Developments in Co-Injection Molding
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America

Session 3: Advances in Injection Molding Machine Hardware & Control
Moderator: Hermann Plank, Ferromatik Milacron

Session 4: Advances in Super-Precision and Micro- Molding
Moderator: Tim Erwin, Pitney Bowes

Session 5: Emerging Molding Technologies
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Advances in Fluid-Assisted Injection Molding
Moderator: Jack Avery, GE Plastics
"Sorting Out Fluid-Assist Injection Molding" J.A. Avery, GE Plastics
"Positioning Water-Assisted Injection Molding: Criteria for Selection of Water-Assist Injection Molding vs. Gas-Assist Injection Molding" J. Ehritt, Battenfeld of America
"Bulk Molding Compounds: Thermosets are in the G.A.I.M." Len Nunnery, BMC, Inc.
"The Steelcase® Cachet Chair™; A Success Story for Gas-Assist Injection Molding" S. Gottgetreu, LNP Engineering Plastics Inc.
"Improving Small Product Quality Through Application of Gas-Assist Injection Molding" M. Paddock, Cinpres Gas Injection, Inc.
"Elimination of Complex Hot Runners in Plastic Injection Molds Through the Use of Gas-Assist Injection Molding" M. Ladney, GAIN Technologies
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Session 2: New Developments in Co-Injection Molding
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America
"Spin Stack Technologies in Multi Component Injection Molding" Hermann Plank, Director Multi Component Technologies, Ferromatik Milacron North America
"Complex Hollow Two Component Part in One Machine Cycle" Thomas Roth, Alpha Plastics
"Multi Material Injection Molding Processes" Helmut Eckardt, Battenfeld Injection Molding Technology
"Multishot Case Study" John Hahn, MGS Mfg. Group
"Optimizing Bond Strength for Hard/Soft Overmolded Parts" Shaival R. Mehta (speaker) and John R. Richwine, Advanced Elastomer Systems
"Advances in Coinjection Using Spirex's Twinshot Technology" Larry Doyle (speaker), Van Dorn Demag, and Mark Colella, Spirex
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Session 3: Advances in Injection Molding Machine Hardware & Control
Moderator: Hermann Plank, Ferromatik Milacron
"All-Electric Injection Molding Machine: Benefits for the Molder" Steve Lowe, Ferromatik Milacron North America
"Hylectric Injection Molding Machines" Jim Overbeeke, Husky Injection Molding Systems
"Injection Molding Compounder" Heinz Rasinger, Applications Manager, Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH
"Programming Machine Controls for Versatility and Ease of Use" Scott Kuehn, Bemis Manufacturing Company
"The Next Step in PC Based Control" Ron Sparer, Manager Controls Development, Ferromatik Milacron North America
"Latest Developments in the Automation of All-Electric Injection Molding Machines" Dr. Werner Eberlein, Siemens AG Automation & Drives
"The Devil is in the Details: An In-Depth Look at How Intellimold Improves the Morphology and Quality of Molded Plastic Parts and the Operating Efficiency of a Molding Facility" Milko Guergov, Vice President, Intellimold-Collins & Aikman
"Success on the Shop Floor Begins with Automation" Christine Roedlich, Ph.D., Moldflow Corporation
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Session 4: Advances in Super-Precision and Micro- Molding
Moderator: Tim Erwin, Pitney Bowes
"Equipment and Processing Requirements of Micro Sized Parts" Bob Boland, Hull Corporation
"First-Order Scaling Issues in Miniaturization of Injection Molded Parts" Donggang Yao, Oakland University, and Byung H. Kim (speaker), University of Massachusetts
"Micromolding - The Growth for Injection Molders in the Near Future" Donna Bibber, Vice President, Miniature Tool & Die, Inc.
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Session 5: Emerging Molding Technologies
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Spin Stack Technologies for In-Mold Assembly" Jes Gram, Gram Technology
"Back Molding: Recent Advances in In-Mold Finishing Technologies" Juergen Ehritt (speaker) and Helmut Eckardt, Battenfeld of America
"Processing Glass-Filled Polyethylene on a Twin-Screw Injection Molding System" David Bigio and Rajath Mudalamane, University of Maryland, and Saeid Zerafati, AtoFina
"Theoretical Limits of Injection Molding" David Kazmer, Assoc. Prof., Umass Lowell
"Is Thixomolding® in Your Future? Making the Change from Plastic to Metal" Pierre J. Pinet, Product Manager - Thixosystems, Husky Injection Molding Systems
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