Plustech to Offer Facility Tours During IMTECH 2017

Plustech, Inc., the North American Branch of Sodick’s IMM Division, has announced their participation in IMTECH 2017. The event, which is held August 1st-3rd, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL, will include 36 technical sessions, industry exhibits, and plant tours.

Kohei Shinohara, of Plustech will be giving a talk titled ‘Equipment Approach of Challenging Micro Molding Applications’, along with Dr. Stefan Kruppa.  The talk is scheduled to take place Thursday, August 3rd at 9:30am, in the Precision Molding Machinery & Process Control track.  The talk will focus on the true micro molding approach and how it is critical to meet today’s demanding ‘miniaturization’ applications. They will present real-life molding challenges of micro molding applications’ evaluation, process development steps, and unique and special techniques of processing function through the use of a two-stage plunger injection molding equipment approach.

Additionally, Plustech will be offering facility tours to see their latest equipment during the event. Those tours will take place August 1st and 2nd. The tour will begin at the Sodick facility (1605 N. Penny Lane, Schaumburg, IL) to showcase Sodick’s 3D printing platform, the OPM. The OPM is designed for molds, enabling high-quality conformal cooling for many molding applications. Sodick will go over techniques and best practices for implementing 3D technology to your facility, along with going over the latest advancements in technology to improve mold productivity. The Sodick OPM250L 3D printer will be providing a live demonstration during the facility tour.

The next stop will be Sodick’s Plustech headquarters (735 E. Remington rd. Schaumburg, IL), the Plustech headquarters will also be hosting an open house event, open to the public, in conjunction to the IMTECH tours. Sodick developed the proven No Check Ring ‘V-Line’ Two-Stage Plunger System, providing an innovative approach to delivering exact dosages and pressures to a mold through the use of a highly engineered injection plunger controlled by linear motor technology. During the tour, visitors will see this proprietary technology in-action during a live demo.

“This event will give visitors the ability to absorb a large amount of information in just a few short days,” stated Kohei Shinohara, General Manager, Plustech. “Between the numerous technical sessions, the exhibit hall, and facility tours, visitors to IMTECH will leave knowing much more about the plastic injection molding industry – I am especially excited to welcome visitors to tour the Sodick and Plustech facilities during the event – we have some very interesting demonstrations in store for them,” he added.

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