Webinars

 

Upcoming Webinars

PlasticsToday regularly produce webinars on a wide variety of topics important to plastics professionals. Register below for upcoming webinars.

July 31, 2014 @ 2PM ET

Definition: TROU’BLE’SHOOT’ING (noun)…”Finding and eliminating problems…the act or process of identifying and eliminating problems or faults.” Key words in the definition are IDENTIFYING and ELIMINATING.

Too often in injection molding operations these two acts are seldom completed. Sure...the defect is IDENTIFIED (flash, splay, sink, etc.) but no further in depth investigation is performed. This process of "fixing" generally never ELIMINATES the problem...and is just a temporary solution based on past experience or a generic troubleshooting guide.

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Sponsor: Epicor

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July 28, 2014 @ 2PM ET

Designers literally spend hours of their professional education on plastic parts: "wash" it through a simulation, 3-D print a prototype, and more. The designer and engineer should be working closely together to determine what technology the product can be most efficiently produced. This webinar will discuss topics that should be considered before simulation and prototype phases.

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Sponsor: Stratasys

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Featured Webinars

May 12, 2014

During the one-hour presentation, extrusion expert Allan Griff will explore such topics as:

  • why the material moves forward through the screw(s),

  • where the heat to melt comes from,

  • the need for speed reduction,

  • the importance of the rear barrel section,

  • why material cost is critical and power cost much less so,

  • the "vital signs" (measurements),

  • the components of output rate, and,

  • the dependence of viscosity on flow rate in dies and screw channels/clearances. 

Industry newcomers and seasoned pros alike are certain to learn a few tips that can be put into practice immediately.

Hosted by: Plastics Today
Sponsors: Davis Standard and Tinius Olsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 6, 2014 @ 2PM ET

The use of commercial purging compound (CPC) has become more common over the years. However, a recent survey suggests that less than 50% of plastics processors are using a CPC. Why are some plastics processors still hesitant to use a CPC? Most of the time it's due to the lack of enough understanding about CPC's. This webinar provides a complete overview of CPC and its benefits. Discussion points will include types of purges, applications and cost savings benefits.

Hosted by: Plastics Today
Sponsor: Asaclean - Sun Plastech Inc.

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3D Printed Rapid Tools for Injection Molding

 

Original Broadcast: Feburary 26, 2014 @ 2PM ET

Learn how 3D printed molds can cut turnaround time for your injection molded (IM) prototypes. We will discuss when 3D printed molds are a best fit, material selection and customer stories, as well as process limitations and tips for successful molding.

Hosted by: Plastics Today
Sponsor: Stratasys

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Archived and On Demand Webinars

The following webinars are avialbel on demand, follow the links to access archived content.

Original Broadcast: November 20, 2013 @ 11AM ET

Today’s plastics processors must do more with less – less labor, less capital investment, less floor space, and less time. Stack Molds double the output of standard, single-face molds between the same tie bar distance. Stack Mold Systems are ideally suited for many applications, including shallow automotive applications, housewares, packaging, caps and closures, cutlery and electronic industries. Any application that requires mating parts (container and lid, top and bottom, left and right, etc.) or strict color matching is a candidate for increased molding productivity through stack molds.

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Sponsor: DME

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Solutions for Undercut Molding

 

Original Broadcast: May 1, 2013 @ 11AM ET

Producing plastic parts with undercuts presents distinct challenges for molders. This webinar will focus on various mold action technologies used to remove parts with protrusions, recessions and similar features in a part’s design that prevent the mold, after the part is formed, from sliding away along the parting direction. Solutions to undercut application removal that will be discussed include hydraulic unscrewing devices, lifters, expandable cavities and collapsible cores. This webinar’s objective is to present an array of technologies that give molders better, more cost-efficient methods of producing undercut or threaded parts.

Hosted by: Plastics Today
Sponsor: DME

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Quality in Injection Molding - Quality's Involvement Throughout the Product Life

 

Original Broadcast: March 22, 2013 @ 12PM ET

Before they quote a job, injection molders must understand how quality and price are related and they must know and hold to their policies on mold acceptance, part acceptance, payment terms, and how to handle rejects and acceptable quality levels. Join Bill Tobin for this free webcast at PlasticsToday and benefit from his 45 years of experience in injection molding in the first of a four-part series on successful injection molding, helping attendees master the shop floor and the front office. In Quality Injection Molding, Bill will also discuss how parts completely to print, are in fact, impossible, and ask who specified packaging.

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Sponsor: Plex Online

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