Molding

2006

Vital Technologies for Business Success
February 20-22, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Manufacturing Cells: Adding Value to Injection Molding Services
Moderator: Hermann Plank, TecnoKal

Session 2: Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Hardware
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

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

Session 4: Advances in Multi-Material Molding
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America

Workshop: LSR Molding
Instructors: Tom Betts, Ed Laperriere, Kurt Manigatter

Session 4: Advances in Multi-Material Molding (continued)
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America

Session 5: New Opportunities in In-Mold Labeling
Moderator: Rick Shaffer, Netstal Machinery

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Manufacturing Cells: Adding Value to Injection Molding Services
Moderator: Hermann Plank, TecnoKal
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The State of the Injection Molding Market
Agostino von Hassell, President, The Repton Group
"Advanced Injection Molding Systems: Automation and Processing Technology Are Key Ingredients for Successful
Injection Molding in the 21st Century"
Joachim Kragl, Manager Processing Technologies, ENGEL Canada
"Spin Stack Technologies in In-Mold Painting" Jes Gram, President, Gram Technology Inc.
"Using Six Sigma to Optimize Molding and Automated Assembly Processes" Mike Kobashi, Director of Process Excellence, Tech Group
"Advanced Technologies for In-Mold Decorating of Plastic Components" Robert Coningsby, III, CEO & Chairman, Apex Machinery
"Openair Plasma as an Enabling Technology for Multi-Material Molding, In Mold Labeling, and Lean Painting" Dr. Daniel Kaute, President, PlasmaTreat North America Inc.
"Plastic Automation Competitive Strategy in a Global Market" David Preusse, President, Wittmann
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Session 2: Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Hardware
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"The Global Economy: Changing Strategies in the Usage of Injection Molding Simulation" Christine Roedlich, Director of US Engineering Services, Moldflow
"The Dawn of Modular Automation" Paul Gelardi, President, Actus Automation
"The Latest Developments Within Intellimold" Milko Gergov (speaker), Chris Esch, and George Feth., MGV Enterprises
"Boosting Productivity with Tandemmould-Techology" Christoph Jaroschek
"Injection Molding of Wood-Fibre/Plastic Composite Materials" Michael Burgoyne, Burgoyne Associates
"Rotating Core Technology for Injection Molding Reinforced Polymers" Greg Warkoski, Solvay Advanced Polymers
"New Screw Technology for Molding Machines" Timothy W. Womer, VP of Engineering & Technology, Xaloy, Inc.
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Session 3: Advances in Super-Precision and Micro- Molding
Moderator: Tim Erwin, Consultant
"Insert Micro Molding and Micro Over Molding for Medical and Electronic Micro Devices" Donna M Bibber, VP Sales & Marketing, Miniature Tool & Die, Inc.
"New Developments in Micromolding and Automation" Scott Herbert, President, RapidWerks, Inc.
"An Investigation of the Effect of Process Variables in Micro Molding Process" Raghu Vadlamudi (speaker) and Justin Johnson, Donatelle Plastics
"Micro Tooling Considerations" Neal Elli, President, Empire Precision Plastics
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Session 4: Advances in Multi-Material Molding
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America
"Overmolding Plastics and Elastomers" Lynn Momrow, Extreme Molding
"Strategies for Multi-Material Molding Equipment and the Associated Control Systems" Jack Elder, Multiject
"Multi-Material Tooling Technologies - Choosing the Right Technology for Your Application" Ron Cisliek, Vice President, BraunForm North America
"Multi-Material Molding: Overview and Project Study for a Five-Component Application" Uwe Haupt, Engineering Manager, ARBURG Inc. USA
"Co-Molded Polymer Scrap Separation & Recovery Made Easy" John Collins (speaker) and Kurt Duska, Eriez Magnetics
"Multi Material - Multi Injection Machine Versatility" Gary Vande Berg, Bemis Manufacturing
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WORKSHOP: LSR Molding
Tom Betts, Battenfeld; Ed Laperriere, Wacker Silicones; Kurt Manigatter, Elmet

With the recent introduction of the self-adhesive liquid silicone rubber materials there has been considerable interest in the technology. Since it is not possible to provide a 2 component molding set-up, this workshop will have available tooling for review and to better understand the dynamics and the requirements of the tooling itself.

In addition, there will be silicone and plastic components suitable for "over molding" on a lab basis. This will be made available to the attendees for a first hand experience and to better understand the chemistry and the over molding process.

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Session 5: New Opportunities in In-Mold Labeling
Moderator: Rick Shaffer, Netstal Machinery
"Introductory Remarks and Overview of In-Mold Labeling" Rick Shaffer, President, Netstal Machinery Inc.
"New Opportunities and Market Potential for IML" Joe Hirtzer, President, Global Packaging
"Molds & Automation in Manufacturing of IML Products" Udo Grober, Managing Director, H. Mueller Fabrique
"Advances in Machinery for In-Mold Labeling" Mike Sansoucy, Key Account Manager, Netstal Machinery
"Overview of Label Technology for IML" Jan Bonte, Key Account Manager, Verstraete Etiketten
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