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Turn your injection molding machine cells into LSR capable units
webinar Turn your injection molding machine cells into LSR capable units
Milacron’s Mold-Masters E-Multi converts existing injection molding machine equipment to enable multi-shot and multi-material molding, expanding your operations potential. The proven E-Multi technology is now available with Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) processing capabilities. The E-Multi platform is fully compatible with any injection molding machine and the ideal solution for precision LSR molding applications in any industry. Driven by high precision servo control, this solution can achieve critical shot weight accuracy in micro-molding applications to within 0.004 grams and offers unbeatable repeatability and reliability. Our portable, all electric units are energy efficient and suitable for clean room applications. E-Multi is thermoplastic compatible, easily converted for processing thermoset or thermoplastic materials and can expand your molding capabilities. A dedicated, fully featured unit ensures complete process control and flexibility. The system is capable of integrating additional functionality to centralize and simplify various mold functions.
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Changeovers Don’t Have to Be Torture: Easy Fixes for Painless Changeovers
webinar Changeovers Don’t Have to Be Torture: Easy Fixes for Painless Changeovers
Learn simple solutions to overcome some of the most common headaches associated with color & material changes. This presentation will include tips & preventative steps from Asaclean’s efficiency experts to help you reduce scrap and downtime.
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Fireside Chat #5: Leading Developments in Flexible Packaging
Live Stream Fireside Chat #5: Leading Developments in Flexible Packaging
Join Rudy Bourgeois, vice-president film development at the M. Holland Company as he explores the latest innovations in flexible packaging with Dan Falla, technical services specialist at NOVA Chemicals and Joel Longstreth, marketing manager at Brentwood Plastics, Inc. Together, they will discuss major developments in extrusion, food packaging, resin growth and technology, including metallocene.
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 Fireside Chat #4: Acting Digital Changes Everything
Live Stream Fireside Chat #4: Acting Digital Changes Everything
Join Neil Goodrich of the M. Holland Company and Eric Rehl of Rockwell Automation as they discuss how embracing digital has changed everything from organizational structure to delivering value. They will discuss their companies’ digital journeys – the moment that started them, how they have progressed, and where they stand today – as well as any surprising discoveries they have made along the way.
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Fireside Chat #3: Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Growth:  Promises and Pitfalls
Live Stream Fireside Chat #3: Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Growth: Promises and Pitfalls
M&A activity continues to move the needle in the plastics industry, where companies are being sold at high multiples and new ownership has meant company growth and change. In the latest Fireside Chat, Dwight Morgan, director of corporate development for M. Holland and special guest Jeff Mengel, National Practice Leader, Plastics - Plante Moran, will share their insights.
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Advances in Prediction of Weld Line Strength Failures for Plastic Parts
webinar Advances in Prediction of Weld Line Strength Failures for Plastic Parts
Weld lines are important to plastic part design as they produce areas that are aesthetically unappealing or have significantly reduced material properties compared to the bulk material. In this presentation, a workflow will be presented in which as-manufactured results from Autodesk Moldflow Insight software are taken into account for a nonlinear finite element analysis using Helius PFA software.

In this webcast, attendees will learn:

•The significant effect weld lines have on material strength with material example results (filled and un-filled)
• What variables are used and needed for predicting weld surface strength
• A simple workflow with interoperable Autodesk solutions that will increase the accuracy of structural simulation of plastic parts
•How to use Helius PFA and structural simulation to predict material nonlinearity due to plastic deformation and matrix cracking
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Fireside Chat #2: Polyethylene Trends in Mexico & Beyond
Live Stream Fireside Chat #2: Polyethylene Trends in Mexico & Beyond
Note to readers: Spanish subtitles are available directly below the video as you switch on "CC" or closed captioning. Xavier Lebrija, Director General for M. Holland Latinoamerica, welcomes one of Mexico’s most recognized personalities in the plastics industry: Jorge Barreda, Commercial Director for Braskem IDESA. The two will share an insightful conversation on the Mexican polyethylene industry, growth and perspectives
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Fireside Chat #1: Automotive Trends: Interior Design and Material Selection
Live Stream Fireside Chat #1: Automotive Trends: Interior Design and Material Selection
John Zessin, Managing Director of M. Holland Automotive and Renae Pippel, Director of Strategic Research, Yanfeng, Automotive Interiors, will discuss the effect of future disruptive automotive technology on future vehicle interior design and material choice. Electronic Vehicles, Autonomous driving, ride services, car sharing and a host of new automotive players are certain to change the automotive landscape and the interior space of the vehicle and the material selection process for those interiors.
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Innovating for Market Trend Solutions
webinar Innovating for Market Trend Solutions
Global megatrends like sustainability, health and wellness, and aging population are driving accelerated innovation in all aspects of the beverage industry. This acceleration of timely innovation and robust solutions requires a collaborative multi-functional process of analytical science, sensory science, product and material design and end-use failure analysis using both experimental and simulation tools.  This webinar examines those tools and examples of how a collaborative process is possible as they relate to beverage closures and can be leveraged throughout the value chain.
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MES - Empoderamiento del fabricante de plásticos: conceptos básicos del MES, relación costo-beneficio y cómo encaja en su fábric
webinar MES - Empoderamiento del fabricante de plásticos: conceptos básicos del MES, relación costo-beneficio y cómo encaja en su fábric
¿Qué es un Sistema de Ejecución de Fabricación (MES)? ¿Cómo se integra un MES con sus equipos? En este webinar se discutirá el monitoreo de máquinas y procesos en el mundo del plástico, y se tratarán temas tales como SPC y monitoreo de energía; se discutirán algunos aspectos de costo-beneficio derivados de la implementación de un MES en sus instalaciones y se verán los puntos típicos de integración ERP y por qué esto puede ser importante para usted. Asista a este webinar para aprender acerca de los MES y cómo le pueden ayudar a tener unas instalaciones de fabricación de clase mundial.
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MES - Empowering the Plastics Manufacturer: Basics of MES, Cost Benefits, and How It Fits Into Your Factory of the Future
webinar MES - Empowering the Plastics Manufacturer: Basics of MES, Cost Benefits, and How It Fits Into Your Factory of the Future
What is a Manufacturing Execution System? How does an MES system integrate with your equipment? This Webinar will discuss both Machine and Process Monitoring in the world of plastics and touch on subjects such as SPC and Energy Monitoring. We will spend time discussing some of the cost benefits gained from implementing an MES system in your facility as well as take a look at the typical ERP integration points and why that might be important to you.
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Going Global: Finding the Right Foreign Buyer
webinar Going Global: Finding the Right Foreign Buyer
Finding the right foreign buyer is more than just making the sale, it involves making a credit decision on your buyer. This webinar will highlight credit concerns when deciding terms and payment options for your export transactions as well as how credit can affect financing decisions.
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