Unlocking the Potential of Polycarbonate: Best Practices for Successful Injection Molding
November 16, 2023 at 11:00AM ET
Injection molders are often tasked to do more with less. We rely on a combination of factors to mold smaller parts with greater precision to satisfy growing demands and higher production levels — all within a smaller space.
In this context, polycarbonate has become a popular material for modern products and injection molding applications. Manufacturers and designers increasingly select polycarbonate for its high impact resistance, stiffness, optical clarity, lightweight, and dimensional stability.
Because polycarbonate is an engineering resin, it requires more care and attention than commodity resins to process. This webinar will address the question: How are leading manufacturers leveraging polycarbonate and their skill base to meet their production and business objectives?
Expert Advice on Opening a New Facility or Expanding on Your Existing Operation
October 18, 2023 at 11:00AM ET
Whether you are a newcomer or are an existing manufacturer looking to expand, taking the right approach from the onset of your next injection molding plant design or turnkey system project is the best way to avoid pitfalls and nurture long-term success.
A practical roadmap to no-nonsense recycling
September 12, 2023 at 2:00PM ET
Recycling is no longer an option but a necessity for plastics processors who want to thrive in the future. Public sentiment and policy maker's regulations will curb plastic usage. This will put pressure on the industry to provide sustainable, environmentally friendly, economically viable solutions. Attend this webinar for an exploration of the vast potential of a circular economy when using injection molding. It will show you how to take advantage of commercially sound solutions that not only reduce your environmental footprint but also boost your bottom-line results. Attend this webinar for technical answers to help you secure your position as a leader in sustainable production.
Medical Injection Molding: Need-to-Know Insights for the Pre-Filled Syringe Market
August 23, 2023 at 2:00PM ET
Medical injection molding professionals in, or seeking entry into, the rapidly growing pre-filled syringe market will learn a lot from this free, interactive webinar. It will begin with an industry overview followed by a breakdown of product components; considerations for material selection, mold design, regulatory compliance, and the manufacturing process — from precision medical molds. Attend, and participate in the Q&A session, for valuable insights to help you capitalize on new market opportunities.
New Runnerless LSR Molding Gives Thermoplastic a Run for the Money
May 24, 2023 at 11:00AM ET
This webinar presents runnerless injection molding for Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) to reduce waste, reduce costs, and maximize production efficiencies. It’s important because LSR applications are gaining popularity among injection molders serving medical, automotive, and other tech-oriented customers.
Attend to learn ways to overcome the traditional challenges of this material’s viscosity characteristics and unique chemistry. For example, where thermoplastic injection molding accomplishes runnerless molding with a "hot runner," LSR injection molders accomplish the same goal with a "cold deck."
Reconsidering Metal 3D Printing for Tooling: New Method Unveiled
May 10, 2023 at 2:00PM ET
Metal 3D printing once presented itself as a promising solution for tool-making, but early attempts fell short. Meanwhile, traditional methods remain time-consuming, expensive, and require extremely skilled labor to produce. This webinar reviews the challenges of both traditional and metal 3D toolmaking and presents an innovative metal-printing solution specifically for production of injection mold tooling. Presenters from Mantle will give background on the challenges, present the technology, and discuss real-world stories of injection molders, OEMS, and tool shops now using it.
New, Improved Methods for Polymer Mass Spectrometry and Vibrational Spectroscopy
Available On Demand
This 30-minute whirlwind webinar will provide the latest insights on polymer identification, defect detection, and new enhancements to analytical methods for applications across every corner of the polymer industry. Attend to update your knowledge and gain inspiration for analytical improvements.
How front-end simulation alleviates the challenges of plastic injection mold design
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Interviews of more than 40 molders and mold makers has revealed three key findings about the plastic injection mold design process: 1) Few companies commit to cycle time targets; 2) Part quality always trumps the cost of the mold; and 3) Mold cooling designs are often overly conservative. This webinar will discuss a solution: using front-end simulation. It enables mold designers and tooling managers to minimize design iterations, deliver molds that achieve part quality at lower cost, and help you justify design decisions with quantitative, visual simulation data.
A Technological Breakthrough in Medical Part Injection Molding
February 22, 2023 at 11:00AM ET
Removing the constraints in part design, scalability, and time-to-market all while reducing risk to productivity
This webinar focuses on the barriers that constrain plastic part design, speed to scale, and achieving risk-free production quality – and the technological breakthroughs to remove those barriers. In addition, you will see recent examples of medical applications to illustrate these points.
How to Shorten Design Cycle Times with Streamlined Injection Molding DFM Feedback
November 16, 2022 at 2:00PM EST
Learn about an advanced injection molding Design for Manufacturability (DFM) feedback system from Fictiv that leverages automation technology to streamline workflows, accelerate product development and prevent quality issues.
New Medical/Pharma TPEs for FDA Biocompatibility, Sustainability & Performance
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Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are so widely used and trusted for medical, pharma packaging, and diagnostic products that many aren’t aware of recent advances. Join us to learn of advances in performance, biocompatibility, and sustainability. The presentation will include new compounds with performance improvements; medical-grade resins that have already passed ISO regulations/norms and can speed up medical approvals on end parts; and sustainable options and capabilities for pharmaceutical packaging applications such as valves, droppers and seals.
How to Benefit from Polymer Trends in the Electric Vehicle Market
September 28, 2022 - 1:00PM ET
The electric vehicle (EV) market is evolving and so are polymer solutions used in applications throughout the vehicle. Join Nexeo Plastics' Nate Robinson, application development engineer, to learn where the market is going and what applications are impacted the most – and gain guidance on polymer solutions that can help you make an informed decision in material selection.
Rapid Prototyping Tips for Medical Injection Molding
September 21, 2022 - 2:00 pm EDT
Rapid prototyping for medical injection molding presents unique challenges. This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of medical device prototyping and injection molding design, development, and production. Join us to learn design tips to predict and prevent issues before they happen.