AKRON, OHIO (May 11, 1:45 p.m. ET) — Some of the latest developments in processing liquid silicone rubber and fluoropolymers for medical applications will be featured at the June 11-12 Plastics in Medical Devices conference, organized by Plastics News.
The event in Westlake, Ohio, near the Cleveland airport will include a three-speaker session on LSR, which is useful for complex molded parts that have finer detail and tighter tolerances. Presenters in that session will be molder Mark Hammond, general manager of GW Silicones; machinery supplier Steve Broadbent, LSR process engineer for Engel Machinery Inc.; and toolmaker Greg Roembke, president of Roembke Mfg. & Design Inc.
Other speakers will cover fluoropolymer molding with presentations. John Felton, market development manager of Daikin America Inc., and Ken Kelly, general manager of Performance Plastics Ltd., will cover the benefits of such materials in medical design.
The program will feature 25 speakers and a June 11 workshop by RJG Inc. on how to reduce tool conditioning time for medical molding.
Nick Fotis, research and development director for presource and scientific products for Cardinal Health Inc., will deliver the keynote address. The conference, at LaCentre conference facility, also will have about 30 exhibitors.
For more information go to www.plasticsnews.com/pmd2012. A $100 discount is offered for people who register by May 21.