The Association of Rotational Molders International will hold three seminars through the rest of this year, in Toronto, Indiana and Illinois.
ARM will conduct a one-day seminar Aug. 30 in Toronto. The theme: Practical Aspects of Rotational Molding.
Another seminar on the same subject will be held Nov. 15 in South Bend, Ind.
Rotomolding consultant Paul Nugent will present the seminar, which deals with shop floor issues. It is designed for engineers, technical support people, supervisors, managers and salespeople in rotomolding.
Attendees will get an overview of applications and basic information such as how the resin behaves inside the mold, materials and powder preparation, quality control, establishing optimum cure, release agents, venting, parting lines, cooling, shrinkage, warping and trouble-shooting.
Cost is $349 for ARM International members. Nonmembers pay $449.
ARM International also announced a three-day hands-on advanced seminar in rotational molding from Oct. 6-8 at Chroma Corp.'s plant in McHenry, Ill. The seminar will take place right after the trade association's fall meeting and technical exhibit in Cleveland, Oct. 3-5.
Roy Crawford of Queen's University of Belfast will present the seminar. It will combine presentations and four practical workshops.
The seminar covers topics such as polymer grinding, molding, effects of mold release agents, molding with pigments and foam, post-molding operations, advanced molding and computer simulation.
Attendance is limited. The cost is $1,650 for the first attendee from an ARM member company, and $1,595 for each additional attendee from the same company. Nonmembers pay $1,850. The fee includes seminar materials and some meals.
In other news, Aug. 27 is the deadline for ARM International's 2004 Rotomolded Products Competition, which will be held during the group's fall meeting, in Cleveland.
Awards will be presented in six categories: conversion, innovative state-of-the-art, large product, PVC, recycled and product of the year. To qualify for the parts contest, participants must currenly be members of ARM International.
For information, contact Anita Wroblewski at ARM International in Oak Brook at (630) 571-0611.