Molding

2010

Vital Technologies for Business Success
April 12-14
San Antonio, Texas

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Advances in LSR Molding
Moderator: Gregory Dull, Wacker Chemical Corp

Session 2: Emerging Molding Technologies
Moderator: David Nolan, Foboha USA

Session 3: Specialty Materials Molding
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 4: Energy, Sustainability and Green Molding
Moderator: Uwe Haupt, Arburg

Session 5: New Developments in Micromolding
Moderator: Rob Neilley, Injection Molding Magazine

WORKSHOP: Energy Management in Plastics Processing
Instructor: Dr. Robin Kent

Session 6: Medical Devices & Specialty Molding
Moderator: Tim Erwin, Spectrum Plastics Group

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Opening Remarks – Amos Golovoy, Conference Chairman

THE BUSINESS CORNER: Business Dynamics in a Dynamic Economy – Jeff Mengel, Plante Moran

Session 1: ADVANCES IN LSR MOLDING
Moderator: Gregory Dull, Wacker Chemical Corp
LSR Fundamentals for Plastic Molders Scott Richardson, Wacker Chemical Corp
LSR Tooling at It's Best... Kurt Manigatter, President, ELMET Elastomere Produktions
In-Cavity Instrumentation for LSR Applications Troy Smith, Roembke Co.
Selecting the Correct Machine for LSR and Two Component Applications Steve Broadbent, LSR/ELAST Project Engineer, Engel Machinery
Molding Techniques for Combining Plastics and Silicone Materials Mark Hammond, General Manager, GW Silicones and Larry Bell, VP Business Development, GW Plastics
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Session 2: EMERGING MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES
Moderator: David Nolan, Foboha USA
Directcoating & Directskinning in Injection Molding: An Innovative Process for High-Quality
Decorative Surfaces
William Thorne, Sr. Process Development Engineer, Bayer Material Science
Changing the Game of High Speed Molding Joachim Kragl, Director Advanced Injection Molding Systems & Processing, ENGEL Machinery Inc.
Multivariate Quality Control Dan Hazen, MKS Instruments, Stephen Johnston, and David Kazmer, Univ. Mass. Lowell
Development Through Production: Rheological Control Strategies for Reducing Waste and
Time-to-Market
David M. Rose, Technical Sales Manager, Beaumont Technologies, Inc.
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Session 3: SPECIALTY MATERIALS MOLDING
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Conference Chairman
Injection Molding and Applications of Biopolymers Salvador Ortega, NatureWorks
Injection Molding Liquid Crystal Polymers: The Process and Mold Design Cory Pierson, Technical Service Engineer, Ticona Engineering Polymers
Injection Moldable Metal Alloys James D. Miller, Product Manager, Cool Polymers, Inc.
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Session 4: ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN MOLDING
Moderator: Uwe Haupt, Arburg
Keynote Lecture: Energy Management in Plastics Processing A Practical Boot Camp for Molders Dr. Robin Kent, Managing Director, Tangram Technology

Energy Management of a Molding Facility Juergen Giesow, Arburg
The Future of Energy and the Smart Grid in Plastic Molding Tim Stojka, Agentis Energy
The Economic Opportunities of Sustainable Molding Bob Bechtold, Harbec Plastics
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Session 5: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN MICROMOLDING
Moderator: Rob Neilley, Injection Molding Magazine
Advances in Micromolding Technology Uwe Haupt, Arburg GmbH
The Creation and Production of Micro Molded Micro Fluidic Components Stu Kaplan, Makuta Technics, Inc.
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WORKSHOP: Energy Management in Plastics Processing
Instructor: Dr. Robin Kent

Energy management is often seen as a difficult, expensive exercise that has little or no bearing on practical production. Many managers consider it a fixed and uncontrollable overhead and give it a low priority.

In fact, energy efficiency is variable and controllable and reducing energy use can be a key contributor to good productivity. It costs very little to start practically managing and reducing energy usage and cost and companies can realize huge savings with little or no additional expenditure.

This 4 hour Workshop covers all the basics of energy management for plastics processors:

  • Management
  • Monitoring and targeting
  • Services
  • Processing methods - injection molding, extrusion and blow moulding
  • Operations

Dr Robin Kent

Dr. Robin Kent, founder and managing director of U.K.- based consulting engineers Tangram Technology Ltd., is a specialist in this field. In this Workshop, he will use his 37 years of plastics processing experience to demystify energy management for all types of processors.

Dr Kent has helped countless plastics companies to better understand the energy usage in their production plants, starting with where, when, why and how energy is being consumed. He helps managers establish practical measures in the areas of motivation and training, basic machine usage and setting, and performance recording. He offers extremely practical tips for reducing energy use in utilities such as water, compressed air and general building services, and for purchasing energy most effectively.

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Session 6: MEDICAL DEVICES & SPECIALTY MOLDING
Moderator: Tim Erwin, Spectrum Plastics Group
The Business of Medical Molding John Berg, Director of Marketing, MGS Mfg. Group
Medical Device Automation: Heading from Batch to In-Line Taras Konowal, President, Waldorf Technik, Inc.
Medical Molding: Revalidation of Injection Molding Processes Using Universal Setup Data Bob Reese, RJG, Inc.
Mold Validation in the Medical Industry Anand Agrawal, Supervisor Process Engineering, Medical Technologies & Services, and Mike Bailey, Senior Process Engineer, Carefusion
The Business of Packaging Molding Bob Bordignon, Director of Business Development, MGS Mfg. Group.
Using Decorative Film Laminates and In-Mold Decoration as a Cost-Effective and Environmetally Friendlier Alternative to Traditional Plastics Coating Methods Len Poole, Technical Sales Manager, Soliant, a division of AkzoNobel
In-Mold Atmopheric Plasma for Joining Incompatible Plastics Together Nick Rollick, Plasmatreat USA
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