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Webinars From MoldMaking Technology

Here you will find listings of future webinars and archived webinars that will be posted for a period of time. If you are interested in co-sponsoring one of our webinars, please contact Claude Mas at cmas@gardnerweb.com or call 1-888-527-8801.

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

Global Market Opportunities for U.S. Moldmakers: BRIC Countries

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Much attention is given the so-called BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2012, China and Brazil were among the top ten export markets for the U.S, plastics industry with $4.8 billion and more than $2 billion in total exports. While China has remained the third largest export market destination for some time, Brazil took over the fifth place spot from Japan during 2011. After 18 years, Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization is predicted to result in a doubling of U.S. total exports there. In India the plastics industry is poised to benefit from increasing per capita income, rising consumerism and modernization. Estimates are the demand for polymers will jump to 16.5 million tons by 2016-17 from 11 million tons during 2012-13, resulting in consumption rising by 10.8% compound annual growth rate. In addition, India is expected to be among top 10 packaging consumers in the world by 2016 with demand set to reach $20.8 billion. In this quarterly webinar series, you will learn about export markets specifically attractive to U.S. mold manufacturers, and how to size up these market opportunities comparatively. Each webinar will focus on a geographic region or grouping of top export markets. Participate in all four webinars and you will have an excellent strategic vision of what foreign markets you should explore to grow your sales beyond the domestic U.S. market including: • Trade policy updates • Top export growth markets • Exporting basics and developing an exporting strategy • Costs associated with exporting • And much more!

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Mold Steel – Does It Make a Difference?

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Mold-makers strive to design and build the most efficient, durable mold tools to enable their customers to produce quality parts in a cost effective manner. As part of that effort does the choice of mold steel play an important role or will any steel do the job? What determines the quality of steel as it applies to mold-making? What differences are there in the grades of steel used for plastic molds? How can the choice of a mold steel provide improved productivity for the molder? These and other questions from the attendees will be addressed in this webinar. Main Topics: • What makes a good mold steel? • Mold steel selection. • Mold steels for increased productivity. • Special topics from attendees

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Global Market Opportunities for U.S. Moldmakers: Europe

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

In 2012, taken as a whole, the current 28 member states of the European Union received more than $7.6 billion in exports from the U.S. plastics industry. Although the difficulty of market entry and the level of competition can be high in the EU28, some member states are definitely more attractive than others. In this quarterly webinar series, you will learn about export markets specifically attractive to U.S. mold manufacturers, and how to size up these market opportunities comparatively. Each webinar will focus on a geographic region or grouping of top export markets. Participate in all four webinars and you will have an excellent strategic vision of what foreign markets you should explore to grow your sales beyond the domestic U.S. market including: • Trade policy updates • Top export growth markets • Exporting basics and developing an exporting strategy • Costs associated with exporting • And much more!

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Better Mold Designs and Shorter Cycle Times with Simulation

Although cycle time, mold thermal management and related warpage issues are critical factors in the success of an injection molded part, many times cooling system design is left for the end of the mold design process and placed where there is room. This webinar will highlight different methods of evaluating mold cooling with digital prototypes to reduce the risk of molding defects and achieve an optimal mold design and injection molding process. Specific examples will be presented on the topics of cycle time reduction, Design of Experiments (DOE), multiple cycle temperature stabilization, rapid heating and cooling, conformal cooling and hot runner temperature cycle to cycle variation. Takeaways (what the registrant will learn): • Learn how other companies are using simulation to efficiently optimize mold cooling • Analyze multiple effective heat extraction strategies before cutting steel • Evaluate alternative technologies, such as conformal cooling, before investment

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Global Market Opportunities for U.S. Moldmakers: Central & South America

Given the trade agreements in place, the economic growth rates and vibrant middle classes, the incentive packages available for the attraction of foreign direct investment, and the increasing demand for better quality products, Latin and South America represent a lot of opportunity for the U.S. plastics industry. Of the top twenty export markets for the U.S. plastics industry in 2012, five of these were from within this geographic area -- Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Peru. In this quarterly webinar series, you will learn about export markets specifically attractive to U.S. mold manufacturers, and how to size up these market opportunities comparatively. Each webinar will focus on a geographic region or grouping of top export markets. Participate in all four webinars and you will have an excellent strategic vision of what foreign markets you should explore to grow your sales beyond the domestic U.S. market including: • Trade policy updates • Top export growth markets • Exporting basics and developing an exporting strategy • Costs associated with exporting • And much more!

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Global Market Opportunities for U.S. Moldmakers: NAFTA

North America contains the two largest trading partners for the U.S. plastics industry -- Mexico and Canada. In 2012, these two countries were the destination of $13.6 billion and $12.5 billion worth of U.S. plastics industry exports. This webinar examines the industry trade in these two markets focusing on opportunities for U.S. moldmakers. In this quarterly webinar series, you will learn about export markets specifically attractive to U.S. mold manufacturers, and how to size up these market opportunities comparatively. Each webinar will focus on a geographic region or grouping of top export markets. Participate in all four webinars and you will have an excellent strategic vision of what foreign markets you should explore to grow your sales beyond the domestic U.S. market including: • Trade policy updates • Top export growth markets • Exporting basics and developing an exporting strategy • Costs associated with exporting • And much more!

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Mold Cooling Design Made Easy

Every shop strives to do their design work better and faster. Extra time spent on each facet of mold design adds up to additional time and cost to the bottom line. Cooling is one specific area in mold design that can now be done quicker and more efficiently than ever before! Attend this webinar and learn how your mold cooling design can be made easy! You will see: • Quick creation of complex water circuits • Speedy placement of cooling components using a rich set of catalogs • Fast installation of many baffles at various depths • How to analyze the circuit (for correct water path) • Cooling analysis results

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Top 10 Ways Direct CAD Cuts Cycle Time

Companies, like Synergetic Engineering, have discovered ways to be more competitive by using Direct CAD tools. Join us to hear a firsthand account of how mold makers can cut cycle time by streamlining the use of CAD data. Synergetic Engineering will share with you 10 ways (at least) they use Direct CAD tools to reduce the time it takes to make a mold. With continued pressure to decrease time to market, improve workforce productivity, or handle a larger volume of work with a shortage of labor, adding Direct CAD tools will help you overcome these challenges and be more successful. Primary topics (what the registrant will learn): • Learn how Direct CAD software tools can improve your ability to view, compare, and validate CAD data • Discover how to clearly report value-added changes to your customers—regardless of CAD file types • More easily collaborate with OEM’s

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