WEBINARS

Plastics Technology's series of topical webinars is tailored specifically for the designers, engineers, and executives who are moving the plastics industry forward. All webinars are recorded and available on demand. If you'd like to be notified when a new webinar is scheduled, sign up here.

May 27

June 2

  • Biopolymer Compounding Done Right

    There is a huge push from governments and consumers to use biodegradable polymers; most of their attention is focused on eliminating single-use, petroleum-based polymers.

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June 8

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All webinars are recorded and available on demand.

Process Equipment and System Considerations for Post-Consumer Recyclates

Coperion K-Tron will focus on the continued challenges processors may encounter and some of the commercial solutions available.

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How You Can Measure Plastic Parts Quickly and Accurately with Computed Tomography

In this webinar, ZEISS will show you how computed tomography (CT) can contribute to higher-quality plastic parts and faster quality assurance processes.

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Is Traditional DFM Enough? Discover How Design for Maintenance Can Take Your Processes to the Next Level

You've heard of Design for Manufacturing. Now see why DFM² is the strategy you need to increase your productivity.

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Unscheduled Downtime: The Four-Letter Word

In today's manufacturing world, the need for reliable and repeatable equipment is a must.

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Blending: Understanding and Creating Custom Recipes

Recipes ensure that the same blend is used to create parts that match from one shift to another, one week to another, and one year to another.

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Understanding Film Quality Analyzers: The Importance of Consistent Parameters

This webinar gives an overview of the challenges based on the material pre-conditioning, equipment setup, process parameter selection, and software settings to achieve a better understanding of what influences the film quality.

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Technology Breakthrough in Injection Molding: New Opportunities for Medical Molders

Learn how to solve barriers that constrain part design with new technology advancements and examples.

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Material Handling for Recycling Processes

Using the wrong material handling technologies, such as those that were developed for pellet material, will usually result in poor product quality and unreliable system performance.

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Extruder Closed-Loop Cleaning, Treatment, and Preventative Steps

This webinar will educate attendees on common water issues faced within closed-loop systems, specific to the extrusion process.

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How is Micro-Molding Different from Conventional Molding?

What is needed by a micro molder to achieve the best part quality, lowest plastic consumption, fastest cycle time, and repeatability?

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Drying: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

Working directly with processors to eliminate pain points, Conair has established a great list of best practices and common mistakes.

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How to 3D Print Short-Run Injection Molds

3D printing technology offers a cost-cutting, agile solution to quickly design and fabricate molds for small runs of thermoplastics prototypes or end-use parts.

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Latest Machine and Technology Developments for LSR Processing

View a detailed overview of the latest developments in LSR processing, including micro-molding applications and innovative machine solutions.

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Improve COVID-19 Safety in Your Building with Flow Simulation

These building design and flow simulation tools are now being used to help companies evaluate workspace modifications to determine how to safely provide their employees and customers with a safe environment.

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Defining Quality Goals During the Design Phase

Learn the importance of identifying and aligning quality goals at the start of a project.

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The Laser Plastic Welding Roadmap for Engineers: From Design to Production

Engineers, designers, and manufacturing leads will learn about design best practices, common pitfalls, materials selection, the development process, production concepts, and equipment selection.

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Surviving and Thriving: Three Ways Beverage Producers are Successfully Adapting to COVID-19

Husky has observed the industry’s response to COVID-19 first-hand. This webinar gives an overview of three ways successful beverage producers are not just surviving but thriving by adapting to this challenge.

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How to Remove Dust and Streamers from Your Process

This webinar explains where dust and streamers come from, why they are a problem, what separation technology exists, and how to apply it.

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8 Tips for Plastics Processors to Build a Growth Strategy During Uncertain Times

You will learn how to perform easier screw pulls, how to optimize difficult changeovers, and how to trial and implement a purge program now if you're dealing with less production than usual.

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Affordable Solutions for Custom Injection Molders

Learn in this webinar how the tie-bar-less machine, in combination with simple automation, will elevate your productivity.

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Increase Productivity and Decrease Downtime in Extrusion with a Digital Gear Box

The “digital gear unit” opens new possibilities for predictive maintenance; required measures can be taken in a timely manner and corrective services can be better planned.

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Creating Highly Efficient Injection Molding Cells

Learn how to design molding cells for optimized material flow, reduced footprint requirements and lower energy consumption.

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Advanced Strategies for Using Additive Manufacturing to Improve Casting and Injection Molding

This webinar will highlight "hybrid" applications where additive is combined with traditional manufacturing processes in ways that help companies reduce costs and quickly pivot to pursue new market opportunities.

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Tackling the Complexities of Sustainability in Manufacturing

How sustainable are your manufacturing practices around plastic waste? Learn what it takes to reach recyclability and the challenges that teams must overcome when processing and using recycled plastic materials.

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Best Practices in Recycled Plastic Production: What Every Processor Needs to Know

What are the best practices for plastics operations that process recycled materials? Processors must ensure constant quality and traceability of the system; and at the same time, must strive to reduce contaminants and optimize energy.

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Exploring Transmission Haze

Inconsistent transmission haze can be problematic in a number of materials and applications.

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Move Over, Metal: How to Successfully Overmold Thermoplastic Composites

This process combines the design flexibility and fast cycle times of traditional molding with the strength, stiffness, and light-weighting benefits that composites offer.

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Speed-Controlled Conveying Protects Resin, Eliminates Angel Hair

Learn about the benefits of Wave Pulse and Wave Stream flow patterns and speeds.

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An Introduction to Multi-Layer Extrusion Blow Molding: Promote Sustainability, Consumer Safety, and Profit

Along with basic processing information, learn about the utilized technologies, applications, and market impacts that help to make multi-layer extrusion blow molding the driving force behind continuously growing consumer trends.

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Ride the Lightning - Conductivity Measurement for the Optimized Compound Formulation

Review a hands-on case study on a mixing measuring head in combination with a torque rheometer to determine the ideal material formulation to estimate the best process parameters and the best conductivity for the chosen application.

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Comparing Nylon-Polyamides, Including Specialties

The focus will be on comparing PA66, PA6, PPA, HTN, PA46, Amorphous Nylons, etc. Specific advantages of each resin family will be highlighted and where to position based on application CTQ's.

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How Smart Technology Can Help with Your Material Viscosity Variations and Improve Your Productivity

This webinar will review the common challenges molder's face today with material flow, closing of the check ring and what technologies will actually help with these issues, increasing your part quality and productivity.

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One Size Fits All

Understanding how different valve designs impact system performance is important.

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Improved Processing: Tips from the Molding Experts

Learn the most common problems of injection molding with thermoplastic melts and give an outline of how to avoid and solve them.

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Taking the Mystery out of Devolatilization

The choice is largely driven by the nature of the polymer to be stripped, the concentrations of volatiles, and other processing actions required for the product.

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Still On Hold? How to Make Part Cooling Time More Productive

To address long part cooling times and mold changeover downtime in its own factory, Canon developed a system that allows an operator to run two different molds on a single molding machine.

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Solutions for Extruding Low-Durometer Polyurethane Tubes

Learn what water temperature is best, how long the product should be submerged, and more in this webinar from Novatec.

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Finding the Right Fill: Wood Plastic Compounding Showcasing an Enhanced Twin Screw Extruder Setup

Learn about an optimized process showcasing an enhanced lab scale compounding setup - including loss in weight feeders - and a novel way of creating test specimen straight out of the compounding process.

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Concept to Molded Parts in 4 Days: Raising the Bar for 3D Printed Tool Performance

Fast response to prototype molding opportunities validates designs and paves the way to high volume work. Fortify addresses the challenge of 3D printed tooling by “borrowing” technology that molders have leveraged for decades.

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Evaluating Cobots for Plastics Production

Learn the basics of cobots and how you can evaluate your operation to find the right cobot application.

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Vacuum Technologies for Plastics Applications

Vacuum is often a small but vital part of ensuring consistently high quality products in plastics processing.

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Injection Molders: Grow Your Profits, Increase Your Volume, and Bring Additional Value to Your Customers with 3D Printing

Uncover the myths and learn how 3D printing can be complementary, not competitive. Register today!

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Keeping Your Workplace Safe From Coronavirus

Discover new products that enhance factory air quality and employee screening in the era of COVID-19. Register today!

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A Current and Future Assessment of the Electronics Manufacturing Market in the Shadow of COVID-19

Learn the status of electronics manufacturing at the present moment, and Wall Street’s expectations for the next 12-24 months. Register today!

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Best Practices for Medical Application Production - What Every Processor Needs to Know

The production, process flow, and material conditioning stages must be monitored and validated to high standards to provide quality-controlled parts to the end user. Register today!

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Understanding Blenders: What You Need to Know About Recipes and the Perfect Blend

This webinar will examine the things you need to know about how blenders work from mechanically to the control software and best practices for processing. Register today!

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How Can You Run Your Injection Molding Business Online?

The digital transformation is about increasing process stability, productivity and availability with maximum data security and flexibility, which leads to a self-optimizing production – a smart factory. Register today!

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Cobot Application Highlight: Trends for Fast ROI in Plastics

Whether de-gating parts or tending an injection mold machine, cobots make automation attainable and affordable, with fast ROI, improved output and reduced scrap. Register today!

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Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19: How to Get Started with TCO

TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is the key tool to objectively compare alternative sources to determine which items can be most profitably sourced domestically and which to offshore. Register today!

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