Webinars

Numbers Matter—Extrusion Process Variables

Numbers Matter—Extrusion Process Variables

June 05, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
These variables include the "sets"-- screw speed, barrel and die temperatures, entry pressure (if there is a gear pump) and drying and cooling conditions ... and the "gets" -- melt pressure, melt temperature and motor current(s). No complex theory -- all you need to know is what an extruder looks like and what it does. Primary audience -- engineers and supervisors at extrusion plants, but it may also be useful to sales and tech service people from suppliers of resins and additives, makers of extrusion equipment, and some teachers and students who are working with real machinery. We'll talk...
Colibri®: Color Management Software for the Global Supply Chain

Colibri®: Color Management Software for the Global Supply Chain

March 20, 2018 - 2 pm EDT
Colibri® Color Management Suite assists designers, brand owners, brand management companies, manufacturers and suppliers to manage, specify, communicate, formulate, and produce color with custom modules and add-ons to suit the needs of your business. Using a single central database, Colibri is a fantastic resource for large global enterprises as well as single-client and small businesses alike. By harnessing the latest innovations in information technology, Colibri can be hosted in your own network or cloud environment.
Key Principles of Scientific Molding Methodology

Key Principles of Scientific Molding Methodology

February 13, 2018 - 2 pm EST
Plastic injection processing has experienced massive change in the last 20 years. The days of molding by time and pressure have given way to molding by position, peak pressure and process repeatability, aka scientific molding. In this webinar, Garrett MacKenzie, a seasoned plastics professional who trained under John Bozzelli, a pioneer of decoupled and scientific molding, will provide instruction on key scientific molding principles.
Effective Plastic Material Selection for Wearable Devices

Effective Plastic Material Selection for Wearable Devices

December 12, 2017 - 2 pm EST
Proper material selection is a critical aspect of wearable device design. The performance requirements can be quite demanding and end-use environments need careful consideration. Additionally, there are subjective requirements such as appearance, sound, weight and balance, and various aspects of feel. In this webinar, Eric Larson, who heads engineering consultancy Art of Mass Production, will explain how to conduct an effective materials selection process that will lead to the development of a commercially successful wearable device.