Conformal Cooling Conference to Focus on Injection Molding Technology

Robert A. Beard & Associates Inc. and Plastic Technologies Inc. will host the inaugural 2014 Conformal Cooling Conference, designed for OEM management and technical personnel, molding companies, and moldmaking companies.

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Robert A. Beard & Associates Inc. and Plastic Technologies Inc. will host the inaugural 2014 Conformal Cooling Conference, designed for OEM management and technical personnel, molding companies, and moldmaking companies. The event, to be held Sept. 17, at Automation Alley in Troy, Michigan, will focus on “Injection Molding Technology for Increased Efficiency and Profitability.”

According to the conference hosts, conformal cooling of injection molds can lead to typical cycle reductions of 20-40 percent. In addition, lower molded-in stress can help achieve uniform cooler and stronger parts, resulting in lower reject rates.

“This technology accelerates the speed of heat transfer and does so more evenly on curved and complex geometry than with conventional molds,” says Robert Beard. “This results in improved quality and increased profitability.”

The conference program will include presentations on “The Design & Analysis of Conformal Cooling Channels” by Jeff Higgins, Moldflow Corporation; “Vacuum Brazed Conformal Cooled Molds” and “Rapid Heat Rapid Cool Process” by Reiner Westoff, Contura MTC GmbH; “Direct Metal Laser Sintering DMSL” by Augustin Niavas, EOS GmbH; “Vacuum Brazed Hot Runner Manifolds” and “Design Guide for Conformal Cooled Molds” by Doug Hepler, Polyshot; and “Technologies & Techniques For Troubleshooting Conformal Cooled Molds” by Barry Sutherland, North Coast Industrial Imaging.

For additional information, visit plastic-solvers.com/description.html or regonline.com/conformalcoolingconference.

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