Watch This Space

29. November 2016

The final agenda for Molding 2017 is taking shape with lots of updates on injection molding’s premier annual conference and exhibit to come.


The official Molding 2017 website is now live and over the coming weeks be sure to check back and learn about the speakers, sponsors and companies that will be in Charlotte from April 4-6. Plastics Technology’s Editorial Director and Associate Publisher Jim Callari highlights Molding 2017 in his latest column (Get Ready for Molding ’17), and we’re excited to share conference details as they become available.


At this time, we’ve already secured speakers and papers from across the injection molding supply chain, including material manufacturers, mold makers, molders, machinery/equipment suppliers, OEMs and more. The conference will once again feature presentations on the very latest technologies and trends in injection molding, as well as practical guidance and best practices that will help keep current technology up and running.


Preliminary tracks include, but aren’t limited to:


Emerging Technologies: Additive Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, predictive maintenance, and more.

Materials: Engineering materials, thermoplastic composites, bio-based plastics, LSR, recycled/reprocessed materials, and more. 

Tooling: Intelligent molds, servo-electric tool actions, 3D-printed tooling, advances in hot runners, and more.

Robots & Automation: Collaborative robots; adding vision and weight sensing to robots; when should you automate; and more.

Adding Value Through Decorating, Assembly, and Packaging: Going beyond simple assembly and decorating, to packaging, inspection, shipping, and more.

Establishing & Maintaining a Robust Process: Applying principles of Scientific Molding and other strategies to create repeatable molding processes.


If you didn’t make it to New Orleans for Molding 2016, here’s a report on the most recent edition.


If you haven’t already done so, be sure to mark your calendar and bookmark the site, as we countdown to Molding 2017. 

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