Molding

2007

Vital Technologies for Business Success
February 19-21, 2007
Austin, Texas

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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
Moderator: Uwe Haupt, Arburg

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

Session 4: New Opportunities in In-Mold Labeling
Moderator: Rick Shaffer, Netstal Machinery

Session 5: "Best Practices" in Molding Operations
Moderator: Deb J. Bristoll-Weis, President/CEO, Engineered Plastics Corporation

Session 6: Multi-Material Molding and In-Mold Assembly
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: MANUFACTURING CELLS: Adding Value to Injection Molding Services
Moderator: Herman Plank, Tecnokal LLC
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Megatrends Affecting Plastics Manufacturing and What Molders Can Do Steve Dehoff, Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services
Manufacturing Cells: A Way to Keep Manufacturing in the USA! Hermann Plank, President, TecnoKal LLC
Manufacturing Survival in the Lean World Through Advanced Injection Molding Systems Joachim Kragl, Manager Processing Technologies, ENGEL CANADA Inc.
Understanding the Uses and Benefits of In-Mold Technology Wade Clark, President, Electroform Company Inc.
Innovative Decorating Solutions for Molded Plastic Products - Inline and Offline Configurations Robert Coningsby, III, CEO & Chairman, Apex Machinery
Thriving Versus Surviving Christine Roedlich, Director of US Engineering Services, Moldflow Corporation
Manufacturing Cells: Adding Value to Injection Molding Services Matthew McCabe, National Sales Manager, Wittmann Inc.
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Session 2: Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Molding Equipment
Moderator: Uwe Haupt, Arburg
Crucial Factors Investigation on Micro-Injection Molding Venny Yang, president (speaker) and Yorker Chang, CoreTech System
Stack Mold Technology: State-of-the-Art and Applications Frank Eigler, Senior Liaison Engineer, D-M-E Company
Modular Rotary Stack Molding Frame System Jack Elder, President, Multiject LLC
In-Mold Adjustable Rheological Control Systems - Managing the Plastic Flow Front Within the Mold David Hoffman, Global Director, Technical Sales & Marketing, Beaumont Technologies, Inc.
New Valve Gate Applications Using In-Cavity Control Art Schubert, chief engineer, (speaker) and Mike Groleau, RJG, Inc.
Complex Part Inspection: Optical Technology for Speed, Accuracy and Completeness Craig Crump, CEO, CGI, Inc.
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Session 3: LSR Molding: Innovations; Markets; New Opportunities
Moderators: Ed Laperriere, Wacker Silicones, and Tim Erwin, Spectrum Plastics
The 5 Elements of Liquid Injection Molding Process Daniel Schölmberger, Sales & Marketing (speaker), Elmet (Austria), and Susan A. Patterson, Project Coordinator, Image Plastics, Ltd.
Overviews of Liquid Silicone Rubber Metering and Mixing Technology Gary Bauer, 2KM North America Inc.
Exact Dosing for LSR Molding TK Lee, Principal, Sodick Plustech Inc.
New Developments in LSR Injection Molding Machine Mark Hammond, Manager Technology Group, ENGEL CANADA Inc.
Equipment Considerations for Two Shot LSR Molding Uwe Haupt, Engineering Manager, ARBURG
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Session 4: New Opportunities in In-Mold Labeling
Moderator: Rick Shaffer, Netstal Machinery
Introduction to IML Labels and How to Pick the right Label for the Application Alexandre Canetti, Key Account Manager, Autobar Flexible Packaging
Large Cavitation IML Systems and the Value of a Systems Approach Jordan Roberston, General Sales Manager, StackTeck, Inc.
Choosing the Right Machine for IML and Cost Considerations for IML Production Michael Sansoucy, National Sales Manager, Netstal Machinery, Inc.
Putting it All Together: Insight on IML from a Molder Perspective John Rugari, Director of Sales, Nypro Packaging
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Session 5: "Best Practices" in Molding Operations
Moderator: Deb J. Bristoll-Weis, President/CEO, Engineered Plastics Corporation
Cost Challenges Facing the U.S.A Injection Molding Industry: How to Overcome with Proven Strategies
and Tactics
Tom Duffey, President (speaker) and Teresa Schell, Marketing Manager (speaker) Plastic Components, Inc.
Visual Factory: Redefining Plant Floor Communication John Papineau, Vice President, (speaker), Engineered Plastics Corporation
How to Injection Mold Articles with the Quality Expected by our Customer Bob MacIntosh, President/CEO, Nicolet Plastics, Inc.
Increased Productivity Through Proactive Mold Maintenance John Berg, Director of Marketing, MGS Mfg. Group
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Session 6: Multi-Material Molding and In-Mold Assembly
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America
Multi Component Technology for Improvement in Quality and Cost-Effective Production Wolfgang Roth, Head of Process Technology, Battenfeld (Austria)
In-Mold Assembly: New Aspects and Optimization of Components Interaction Ines Kuehnert, Head of department Thermoplastic Processing (speaker) and Ernst Schmachtenberg, Head of Institute, Institute of Polymer Technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
Spin-stack Tools within In-Mold Assembly and Insert Molding Jes Gram, President, Gram Technology
Multi-Material Tooling Technologies - Choosing the Right Technology for Your Application Ron Cisliek, Vice President, BraunForm North America
Glazemelt: Injection-Compression Molded Car Windows Chengtao Li, Molding Technology Leader (speaker) Exatec, and Joachim Kragl, Manager Processing Technologies, Engel Canada
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