That booth is in a prominent spot in the West Hall of the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., which will be hosting NPE2015 from March 23 to 27. Yes, we’ll be giving out T-shirts; we’ll have a number of contests; we’ll be talking about some new things we have going on (such as conferences, databases, and even a new benchmarking study); and we’ll even be serving a beverage or two.
In addition, like in 2012, our booth will have a theme. We’re calling it the PT Knowledge Network, and that theme is consistent with our mission each time we visit a processing plant, write or edit an article, update our website, send out an e-newsletter, or host a webinar: To provide useful knowledge to our audience of plastics processors by acting as a conduit between them and the experts in the field.
So how do we do this at a trade show? By bringing to life the pages of the magazine and exposing show attendees to the depth and breadth of product offerings of Plastics Technology and our related sister publications.
The main way we’re doing this by holding a series of short seminars at our booth throughout the show. No charge. Most of our speakers will be the same columnists and insiders who provide the technical tips, insights, and know-how you’ve come to expect from Plastics Technology. Expert minds in materials science, injection molding, extrusion, tooling, additive manufacturing, and more. Right there for you … not only to listen to, but to engage with.
My suggestion: Get there early. As in 2012, our booth will fill up with attendees for many of our presentations. Our agenda is just about locked up. Here’s what we have going on:
MONDAY, March 23
3:00-3:45 How to Calculate Shot Size vs Barrel Capacity,
John Bozzelli, Injection Molding Solutions (Scientific Molding)
TUESDAY March 24
10:30-11:15 The Importance of Gate Geometry,
Randy Kerkstra, Nanoplas, Inc.
3:00-3:45 Drying PET for Rigid Container Applications,
Pete Stoughton, consultant
WEDNESDAY March 25
10:30-11:15 5 Common Extrusion Problems, and How to Solve Them, Jim Frankland, Frankland Plastics Consulting LLC
1:00-1:45 The Three Ts of Growing Your Own Talent,
Rich Stueber, Mold Design Manager, NyproMold, Inc
3:00-3:45 Trying to Solve Molding Problems? Think in Plastic, Not Steel, Rich Oles, Tooling Manager, Stone Plastics
THURSDAY March 26
10:30-11:15 Big-Area Additive Manufacturing,
Chad E. Duty, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3:00-3:45 Resin Drying: Separating the Science from the Myth,
Mike Sepe, Michael Sepe LLC
Check out a special page on our website for updates: PTonline.com/network.
See you at the show.