Sneak Peek at Molding 2016
Get your first glimpse of the nearly finalized Molding 2016 agenda.
Over two-and-a-half days next March, experts from across the injection molding supply chain will gather in New Orleans offerings insights into the latest trends and technologies in this dynamic industry. Molders, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers and more will be there.
Primary tracks at Molding 2016 (March 29-31; Westin New Orleans Canal Place) currently include:
Establishing/Monitoring/Maintaining Robust Processing
Adding Value Via Automation, Assembly and Packaging
In addition to those, special breakout sessions are in the works specifically for automotive and medical injection molding. In the automotive track, presenters will address liquid color advances, effective automation, the potential for mid-sized all-electrics, preventative purging, and lightweighting batteries via molded conductive plastics, among other issues.
On the medical side, presentations will cover running Tritan in multicavity hot runner molds; using ERP software to maintain documentation and certifications; whitewall medical molding; and more.
Machine manufacturers (Arburg, Engel, Husky, Milacron, Wittmann Battenfeld, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag) will be on hand, as well as auxiliary suppliers (Conair, Novatec, UnaDyn) and material companies (Eastman Chemical, Covestro, Momentive, PolyOne). Plenty of established molders will be there (Extreme Molding, Henkel, Makuta Technics, Noble Plastics, Nypro, Tessy Plastics) as well as a newer player in Proto Labs.
Specific topics currently include:
Injection molding design of experiments
Lights out injection molding
Automation (collaborative, value added, automation in automotive)
Inspection (3D and predictive)
Induction heating of tools
Measuring melt temperature in real time
Automatic temperature control
LED lighting Applications
Columnists from Plastics Technology magazine are also on tap, including:
Save the date and wait for more updates as we get closer to Molding 2016!