Join us for an Open House on Tuesday, Nov 13th, 9am-7pm
Location: 735 E. Remington rd, Schaumburg, IL
9AM – Keynote Presentation: Runner and Gating Fundamentals
KEVIN ROTTINGHAUS, BEAUMONT A runner can have a significant influence on plastic temperature and pressure distribution, crystallinity, and orientation of the material in the cavity. This presentation will dive into issues regarding specifically the impact of gating location/runner design and how they both influence the final formation your molded part.
11AM Equipment Approach of Challenging Micro Molding Applications
KOHEI SHINOHARA, PLUSTECH The true micro molding approach is critical to meet today’s most demanding “miniaturization” applications. This presentation will focus on the real-life molding challenges of micro molding, including evaluation, process development, and special techniques for utilizing a 2-stage plunger injection molding approach.
12PM Lunch and Demonstrations
Demos utilizing Sodick injection molding machines, including Beaumont’s MeltFlipper® technology and Mold Craft’s 8-cavity micro molded filter application with various surface finishes, cavity inserts, and extremely tight tolerances.
2PM Tour of Sodick’s New Facility Featuring the OPM250L Hybrid 3D Printer – learn why a single process machine combining laser metal sintering & high speed milling in the same workspace can help streamline the mold process.
3PM Free Training Conducting systematic mold balance analysis with Beaumont’s NEW Molding Genius Software.All attendees will also be given free access to the software.
3PM Return to Plustech, live demos, and networking
5PM Networking time with SPE