Advanced Moldmaking Hits Vegas

ANTEC®, the annual plastics technical conference produced by the Society of Plastics Engineers, is heading to Vegas to connect classroom theory with real-world solutions, and this includes programming specific to mold manufacturing.


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ANTEC®--an annual plastics technical conference produced by the Society of Plastics Engineers to take place the week of April 28th at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada--connects classroom theory with real-world solutions.
This year the SPE Mold Making and Mold Design Division has developed a moldmaking specific day of conference sessions focused on advancing mold design and manufacturing and building and running better performing molds:
Tuesday AM Session
8 a.m. – Keynote Speaker, David Tilstone, President, National Tooling & Machining Association
"Challenges and Opportunities Facing Die and Mold Manufacturers in the U.S.”
9:00am, Paul Boettger: “New Methods for Producing Energy Savings When Using Hot Runner Systems”
9:30 am, Leizl Wee Sit: “Novel Approach in Fabrication of Printed Metal Tooling”
10:00 am, James Wirwille: “The Effect of Temperature Uniformity and Surface Finish On Color Change Performance Of Hot Runner Systems”
10:30 am, Valery Ngomo: “New Stainless Mold Base Steel with High Machinability and Improved Thermal Conductivity”
11:00 am, Ken Rumore: “Data Driven Decision Making for the Injection Mold Designer”
11:30 am, Huang, Zhigao: “The Development of a CAD/CAE Integrated Wizard Design System for the Injection Mold”
Tuesday PM Session – Joint with Injection Molding Division
1:30–2pm, Keynote Speaker, James Wall, Executive Director, National Institute for Metalworking Skills, “State of the Industry: What are we doing on the training side to ensure a stable, highly skilled workforce for the 21st Century”
2–2:30 pm, Dr. Bernhard Gesenhues, University of Applied Sciences-Darmstadt
"Fatigue Failure of Injection Molds”
2:30-3pm, Frank Rymas: “Making it Right, Making it Fast: Metal Material Selection for Core Pins”
3-3:30 pm, Alan Hickok: “Clean and Cost-Saving: New Developments for Meeting Medical Molding Challenges”
3:30-4 pm, Majed Alsarheed, John P. Coulter: “Investigation of Melt Modulation Control and Its Effect on Cold-Runner Injection Molding Packing Parameters and Final Product Quality” (IMD)
4-4:30 pm, Thomas Knight: “M2M, Big Data and Injection Molds”
Watch video here, and register.