The Event For
Mold Manufacturing

June 15-16, 2016 • Novi, MI
Suburban Collection Showplace

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Technical Conference Program

MAINTAIN CONFERENCE > WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
SESSION: Durable Low Energy Coatings for Molding and Extrusion Applications - NO DISTRIBUTION
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Through the use of a new low-temperature diamond-like-carbon process, a series of coatings has been developed for use on polymer and ceramic interacting surfaces for both molding and extrusion. This presentation examines key properties of these new coatings for most tool alloys. Topics include the benefits of coating thickness (1-5 microns), thermal transfer properties, surface energy, durability, wet chemistry techniques and low deposition temperature. Current polymer molding customer reports will also be shared.
Brent Barbee - Chief Technology Officer/ Founder, United Protective Technologies (UPT)

Glenn Keith - Global Assessment & Training Manager, MoldTrax LLC

MAINTAIN CONFERENCE > THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
SESSION: Developing a Welding Strategy
9:00 am - 9:45 am
When discussing mold welding repair methods, it is often difficult for an engineer to make sense of it all. When do you chose a certain process? Should a molder buy a laser or micro-TIG machine? This presentation answers these questions by highlighting a step-by-step tool welding process from the day-to-day operations of a tool and die welding shop. Topics include developing a welding strategy, potential welding problems and possible solutions, filler rod selection, laser and micro-TIG welding strengths and weaknesses, strategies for outsourcing your mold repair work or bringing it in-house, the importance of communication and welder terminology. 
Eric Hild - Owner, Toolweld, Inc.

Donald Corbett - Sales Product Manager, Plastics, Oerlikon Balzers, USA