Molding

2005

Vital Technologies for Business Success
February 2-4, 2005 (Mardi Gras)
New Orleans, Louisianna

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Multi-Material Molding and In-Mold Assembly
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America

Session 2: New Opportunities in LSR Molding
Moderator: Edmond A. Laperriere, Wacker Silicones

Session 3: Advances in Super-Precision and Micro- Molding
Moderator: Tim Erwin, Pitney Bowes

Session 4: Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Hardware
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Workshop: Multi-Materials Molding
Workshop Leader: John Catalano, Fairway Molds, Inc.

Session 5: Manufacturing Cells: How to Add Value to Injection Molding Services
Moderator: Hermann Plank, The Tech Group

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Multi-Material Molding and In-Mold Assembly
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America
"Multi Material Molding: Overview and Opportunities of a Fascinating Technology" Uwe Haupt, Engineering Manager, ARBURG Inc. USA
"Experimental Studies in Multi-Component Molding to Investigate Bond Strength of Engineered Polymers" Chris Cooper, Process Development Engineer (speaker), and Gerry DiBattista, Bayer Corporation
"A Process for Overmolding a TPE Seal Around a Circumference" Michael P. Matson (speaker), Lead Process Engineer, Whirlpool Corporation; Robert C. Wegelin, Advanced Elastomer Systems
"In-Line-Activation of Polymer Surfaces with Atmospheric-Plasma Makes for a Strong Bond in Multi-Material-Molding" Simon Amesöder (speaker), Markus Schuck and Gottfried W. Ehrenstein, Institute of Polymer Technology, University of Erlangen - Nuremberg (Germany)
"Watermelt - Dramatically Reduced Cycle Time" Joachim Kragl, Engel
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Session 2: New Opportunities in LSR Molding
Moderator: Edmond A. Laperriere, Wacker Silicones
"Self Adhesive LSR" Edmond A. Laperriere, Marketing Manager, Wacker Silicones
"The Four Key Components to the Liquid Silicone Molding Environment" Susan A. Messer, Project Coordinator, Elmet North America
"Injection Molding Machine Requirements for Runnerless, Flashless Molding of Liquid Silicone Rubber" Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America
"Liquid Silicone Meter Mix Systems: Advancements in Metering Systems" Lance Daby, President, Fluid Automation Inc.
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Session 3: Advances in Super-Precision and Micro- Molding
Moderator: Tim Erwin, Pitney Bowes
"Reducing Runner Sizes and Cycle Times by Using Micromolding" Donna Bibber, Miniature Tool & Die, Inc.
"The Basic Necessities for Effective and Efficient Production, Handling, and Packaging of Micro Molded Components" Stu Kaplan, MAKUTA Technics
"Injection Molded & Micro Fabrication Electronic Packaging" Dennis M. Jones, Matrix, Inc.
"Advances in All-Electric Injection Molding Machines for Super-Precision Micro Molding" Michael Werner, Technical Sales Manager, Toshiba Machine Co. America
"Mold Construction Techniques for Micro Molding" Scott Herbert, Rapidwerks, LLC
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Session 4: Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Hardware
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Replication of Micro- and Nanostructures by Various Injection Molding Methods as a Differentiating Factor for Molders in Switzerland"
Dr. Joachim Franke, General Manager Medical Components, Weidmann Plastics Technology AG (Switzerland)
"Achieving Six Sigma Results Through Virtual Product Testing" Christine Roedlich, Director, Field Services, Moldflow Corporation
"Molding Technologies of Plastics/Metal Composites for Automotive Applications" Dr. Suresh Shah, Delphi Corporation
"Injection Molding Products with Extreme Requirements" Lynn E. Momrow, Managing Partner, Extreme Molding LLC
"Melt-Management Technologies for Improving Efficiencies, Reducing Costs, and Achieving Six Sigma" David Hoffman, Beaumont Technoogies
"Magnesium Molding: Advances in Equipment Technology and Opportunities for the Plastics Molder" John Pocock, Husky Injection Molding Systems
"High Power Laser Technologies for Rapid Tooling, Tool Repair and Wear Resistance Increase of Injection Molding Tools" Thomas Himmer (speaker), Eric Stiles, Fraunhofer USA, Dr. Anja Techel, Dr. Steffen Nowotny, Fraunhofer IWS, and Prof. Dr. Eckhard Beyer, University of Technology at Dresden

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Workshop: Multi-Materials Molding
Workshop Leader: John Catalano, Business Manager, Fairway Molds, Inc.
Discussion Leaders: Robert Hare, Ferromatik Milacron; Lisa Mauro, FOBOHA; Paul Gelardi, Hekuma GmbH

This workshop will present solutions and applications for multi-color/material systems for bi-injection molding. Robert Hare (Ferromatik Milacron) will discuss molding machine applications/needs/capabilities for companies interested in entering this area of manufacturing, Lisa Mauro (FOBOHA) will discuss injection mold applications, and Paul Gelardi (Hekuma GmbH) will explain applications available for automating these processes.

Workshop Topics:
  • Principles of multi-materials injection molding: the process and the machines
  • Product design guiding principles
  • Mold design guidelines
  • Rules for proper selection of materials
  • Case histories
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Session 5: Manufacturing Cells: How to Add Value to Injection Molding Services
Moderator: Hermann Plank, The Tech Group
"Manufacturing Cell Overview: How to Stay Ahead of Your Competition" Hermann Plank, Business Development Manager-Technology Solutions, The Tech Group
"Automated Manufacturing - Survival in a Price Competitive Market" Rick Shaffer, President, Netstal Machinery Inc.
"Plastic Automation - Competitive Strategy in a Global Market" David Preusse, President, Wittmann, Inc.
"Automation Can Stop the Relocation of Your Production Site to a Low-Wage Country" Thomas Marufke, VP Sales, Neureder AG (Germany)
"Spin Stack Technologies in In-Mold Painting" Jes Gram, President, Gram Technology
"Maximizing the Use of the Molding Machine Pick and Place Robot" Horst Schmidt, Director R&D, A.P. Plasman Corporation
"Injection Molding: Integrating the Process From Concept to Production" Tim Triplett, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing Solutions, Moldflow

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