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The agenda is complete and registration is now open for the 27th annual Molding conference, scheduled for April 4-6, 2017 at the Sheraton – Le Meridien Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Presented by Plastics Technology and MoldMaking Technology magazines, Molding 2017 focuses on latest developments in various molding processes, equipment, materials and management techniques, with special emphasis on adding value to your business.

Conference topics include:

  • Emerging molding technologies, including additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Materials
  • Tooling
  • Robots & Automation
  • Establishing & Maintaining a Robust Process

“For 2017 we’ve added two new, exciting events to the conference,” said Scott Stephenson, conference director. “Noted plastics processing expert, John Bozzelli, will present a hands-on, pre-conference seminar on Monday, April 3 and RocTool will open their doors for a post-conference tour and demonstration on Thursday, April 6. These events, along with a stellar line-up of conference presentations and the cutting-edge exhibitors on hand will make for a very comprehensive learning and networking experience for all attendees.”

The three-day conference will include more than 60 presentations by expert speakers on process management, materials development, automation, tooling, additive manufacturing and materials handling, and drying. Conference registration includes access to sessions, keynotes and luncheon presentations, multiple networking meals, breaks and receptions, and access to the Molding 2017 exhibits area.

Registration is now open for PMTS 2017 - The Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS), April 25-27, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. PMTS is one of the only tradeshows in North America dedicated to the people, technology and suppliers of the turning and precision machining industries. 

PMTS pre-registration is free and includes the following features and benefits:

  • Full access to the PMTS 2017 exhibit hall featuring 200+ technology suppliers
  • Complimentary educational sessions presented by the Precision Machined Parts Association (PMPA)
  • Admission to live machining demonstrations and technical knowledge center sessions
  • Networking opportunities at the PMTS Happy Hour
  • Pre-show technology updates and special offers
  • Entry to co-located Reliable Plant Exhibit Hall

At PMTS 2017, an anticipated audience of more 6,000 machining professionals will connect with 250+ companies exhibiting the latest machining, tooling and workholding, materials, software, inspection and measurement and parts finishing, technology. In addition, PMTS educational sessions, live machining demonstrations and technical knowledge center presentations, will provide visitors with an array of options for learning more about the trends and technologies that are shaping the turning and precision machining industry.

“We are very excited to open registration for PMTS 2017. Every two years, PMTS is the place where the precision machining industry connects. As a result, we work to make sure the event is a one-stop solution shop for every aspect of a machining company’s business,” says David Necessary, Director of Marketing & Events, Gardner Business Media, Inc. “And, as it has been since the event debuted in 2001, pre-registration is free so we encourage all machining and manufacturing professionals to make plans now and register for what promises to be the biggest PMTS, yet.”

The PMTS exhibit hall is over 80% sold out, but space is still available.

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The agenda has been finalized and registration is now open for the Thermoplastic Composites for Automotive Conference 2016 (TCC Auto 2016), presented by CompositesWorld, Plastics Technology, and Automotive Design and Production magazines. The event will be held June 15-16 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, USA and is co-located with Amerimold 2016.

The TCC Auto 2016 program consists of presentations from materials and equipment suppliers, including new innovations in composites molding, such as injection overmolding and compression molding. Speakers will emphasize thermoplastic composites technologies that offer carmakers more opportunities to lightweight vehicles while maintaining, if not improving, performance.

The TCC Auto 2016 agenda includes two primary areas of emphasis: Applications and Materials for Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive and Machinery and Processes for Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive.

Day one of TCC Auto 2016 will kick off with a keynote address given by Cynthia Flanigan of Ford Motor Company who will discuss driving innovations and trends for next generation automotive composites. On day two the morning will begin with a presentation on Teijin’s thermoplastic composite material technology (Sereebo), delivered by Yutaka Yagi of Teijin Advanced Composites America, Inc. This will be the first public presentation of this technology in North America.

The following companies are scheduled to present at TCC Auto 2016:

  • Arkema Fraunhofer Project Centre
  • Ashai Kasei Jesse Garant Metrology Center
  • Autodesk, Inc. KraussMaffei
  • BASF National Research Center Canada
  • Borealis Group Pinette USA
  • C.A. Litzler Co., Inc. PlastiComp
  • Cincinnati, Inc. RocTool
  • Covestro LLC Sigma Plastic Services, Inc.
  • CVRC, MSU Sigmatex
  • Dieffenbacher Canada Surface Generation Ltd.
  • Ford Motor Company Teijin Advanced Composites America, Inc.

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Monday, 03 August 2015 14:58

Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC) 2015

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The Additive Manufacturing Conference (AMC) 2015, presented by Modern Machine Shop, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has announced the complete line-up of technical sessions. The two-day event will offer attendees unique ways to connect with leading suppliers, end-users and researchers of industrial applications of additive manufacturing technologies.

Taking place in Knoxville, TN, October 20-21, 2015, the AMC program includes 20 technical sessions examining design, material, machinery and applications technology used in metal additive manufacturing. Specific topics include 3D geometry measurement, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), hybrid CNC machines, laser deposition technology, ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) and much more.

Technical presenters include:

  • Thought leaders from global OEMs GE Aviation and Northrup Grumman
  • Leading additive manufacturing job shops Linear Mold & Engineering and DM3D
  • Machinery suppliers Stratasys, EOS and ExOne
  • Cutting-edge research outfits Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Product innovators Local Motors and Noble

“This conference is uniquely focused on metal additive manufacturing. As a result, our presenters represent the leading OEMs, product developers, contract manufacturers and researchers developing metal additive processes and equipment. Whether a company is currently using or considering adopting additive manufacturing, this is the event for learning about the processes, the products and the people, that are leading additive manufacturing,” commented Allison Miller, Event Director.

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Gardner Business Media announced that Ryan Delahanty will assume the role of Publisher of the MoldMaking Technology brand (MMT). With the move, former MMT Publisher and current Modern Machine Shop Mexico Publisher, Claude Mas, will assume the additional responsibility of Publisher of recently-announced Plastics Technology Mexico.

Mr. Delahanty joined the company in 1999 and has excelled in both sales and publishing roles on many of Gardner’s brands, including MMT.  As part of his new role with MMT, Mr. Delahanty will also lead the sales effort for Amerimold, Gardner’s annual trade show and conference focused on the mold manufacturing industry. Travis Egan, Group Publisher of Gardner’s Metalworking Group, said, “Mr. Delahanty’s knowledge of the mold manufacturing marketplace will be a great benefit to the customers and readers of MoldMaking Technology as the industry continues to grow and reach into new markets. Mr. Delahanty will also continue in his role as Publisher of Gardner’s CompositesWorld brand.  The synergy between these industries is apparent and Mr. Delahanty’s experience in both markets will allow for new and interesting opportunities for all involved.”

Rick Kline, Sr., president of Gardner, added, “Mr. Mas’s many years of experience with MMT make him the ideal Publisher for the new brands in Mexico. We thank him for his leadership and the passion he brought to growing opportunities for MoldMaking Technology advertisers and readers.”

“By shifting the responsibilities of Mr. Delahanty and Mr. Mas, Gardner is once more demonstrating its commitment to the plastics and metalworking markets,” said Rick Kline Jr., Group Publisher of Gardner’s Plastics and Composites Group and part of the family-owned company’s fourth-generation management team. “At Gardner Business Media, we constantly strive to develop the best product and process related content in the most effective format. Our moves within our management team support these efforts and are aimed at promoting the strength and competitiveness of the mold manufacturing, metalworking, and plastics processing markets here and abroad.”

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Gardner Business Media, Inc. President Rick Kline, Sr. announced the launch of Plastics Technology MEXICO, a print magazine and integrated media platform. The intent is to connect buyers and sellers of plastics technology in Mexico to help them maintain world-class competitiveness in the global marketplace. Mr. Kline said of the launch, “Mexico has a strong and growing manufacturing base and is a key member of NAFTA. Because of its strength and its location, Mexico is also a gateway to key markets to the south and a vital supplier to those in the north. Mexico is a natural area of interest to us. Plastics Technology MEXICO will offer insights into both mainstream and advanced manufacturing technology in plastics processing.” Mr. Kline added that the new publication will also report on successes of local shops and plants that can be emulated by others in the country. The new business represents an international extension of Plastics Technology, which has served the plastics processing industry in North America since 1955.

The first issue of Plastics Technology MEXICO will be distributed in January 2016 and the magazine will be issued nine times annually. Plastics Technology MEXICO will reach a dedicated audience of selected production managers, engineers and manufacturing technicians engaged in the major manufacturing sectors of Mexico such as automotive, aerospace and medical.

Plastics Technology MEXICO is led by Rick Kline, Jr., Group Publisher of Gardner Business Media’s Plastics and Composites Group. Mr. Kline, Jr. formed a team of experienced media professionals united by their passion for and expertise in the plastics processing market to develop and launch the new venture. The team includes Claude Mas of MoldMaking Technology and Modern Machine Shop MEXICO, who has been appointed as Publisher, and Maria Natalia Ortega, formerly of Tecnología del Plástico, who has been named as Editor-In-Chief.  Mr. Kline, Jr. commented, “Ms. Ortega brings a great deal of knowledge and excitement to the Plastics Technology Mexico team.  She has been surveying the plastics market in Mexico and Latin America for more than 10 years.  Ms. Ortega is thrilled to lead the editorial direction of Plastics Technology MEXICO.” 

Mr. Kline, Jr. added, “At Gardner Business Media, we constantly strive to develop the best product and process related content in the most effective format. Plastics Technology MEXICO is born from these efforts and is squarely aimed at promoting the strength and competitiveness of the plastics processing market in Mexico.”

Plastics Technology, a brand of Gardner Business Media, Inc., announced that registration for the Molding 2015 conference is now open.

Molding 2015, the world’s first – and still preeminent – conference on injection molding, will be held June 16-18, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

"Molding 2015 is a unique event focusing on innovations in molding technology," commented Matt Naitove, Executive Editor of Plastics Technology. “At Molding 2015 global leaders and innovators in injection molding come together under one roof to share the latest developments in molding processes, equipment, materials and management techniques. Attendees will leave with insights that will help them add value to their business.”

The conference is comprised of four sessions:

  • Medical & LSR Molding
  • Emerging Molding Technologies
  • Improve Your Molding Business
  • Value-Added Molding

New this year, Molding 2015 is co-located with Amerimold - The Event for Mold Manufacturing - featuring the latest product and process technologies for designing, building, molding and maintaining plastic injection molds. Molding 2015 attendees will have full access to the Amerimold exhibit hall.

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