amerimold 2014 Technical Conference Program
Thermoplastic Composites Conference for Automotive 2014

All sessions, times and presenters are subject to change.


8:00 am - 4:30 pm | SESSION: Overview
Capitalizing on the recent growth in automotive and advancements in new technology that promise further innovation, CompositesWorld and Plastics Technology will combine to produce a conference program that will be co-located with amerimold 2014, scheduled June 11-12 in Novi, Michigan. The program will consist of presentations from materials and equipment suppliers,  including new innovations in composites molding that will be displayed at the K Show from the likes of Arburg, Krauss-Maffei and Engel. It will also feature presentations on advanced composites technologies that offer car makers more opportunities to lightweight vehicles while maintaining (if not improving) performance.   The Novi location is strong for automotive. The show has historically pulled in strong numbers among companies who identify themselves primarily as injection molders regardless of location. Now, for the first time in the history of the show, these attendees will have access to a conference program—situated alongside the amerimold program for moldmakers—that will get them up to date on the latest advances in manufacturing technologies impact their business. It will also expose this audience to advances in composites fabrication technologies that may become part of their processing operation in the future. For companies in composites and looking for an entrée into automotive, this event will have a two-pronged effect of exposing them to new technologies in their field, and to injection molders that already are part of the automotive supply chain.
8:15 am - 1:30 pm | PANEL: Applications & Materials for Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive

8:30-9:00 TEPEX - Composite Technology for Mass Production in Automotive Material, Applications, Engineering

Marcus Schaefer - LANXESS Corporation
Technical Director Head of Product and Application

9:00-9:30 Development of Low Melt Viscosities for Improved Fiber Impregnation, Part Performance and Short Cycle Time Processes

Hans Miltner - Solvay Advanced Innovation Office
Program Manager - Advanced Materials

9:30-10:00 Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics: materials, production methods and converting designs into lightweight components

Tom Smith - TenCate Performance Materials

10:15-10:45 Automotive Lightweighting Case Study: Replacing Steel with Thermoplastic Composites in an Automotive Seat Backframe

Mark Minnichelli - BASF Performance Materials
Director, Technical Development

10:45-11:15 ELIUM liquid thermoplastic resin and RTM to make recyclable automotive structural parts

Dana Swan - Arkema, Inc.

11:15-12:00 How to get from Injection Molding to Thermoplastic Composites: Performance, Productivity, Perfection

Jerome Le Corvec - Aonix Advanced Materials
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SESSION: Keynote Presentation: High Performance Composites and Thermoplastics
Mike Shinedling - Chrysler Corporation
Program Manager - Viper at Chrysler
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm | PANEL: Machinery Systems for Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive

2:00-2:30 FiberForm: Integrating Injection Molding with Organic Sheet, Complete Automation, Turnkey Solutions and Future Developments.

Stephen Beasley - KraussMaffei Corporation
Regional Sales Manager - Automotive

2:30-3:00 Thermoplastic RTM - Challenges and Chances

Peter Egger - Engel Austria GmbH
Director - Center for Lightweight Composite Techno

3:30-4:00 Sensing technology for thermoplastic composites injection molding

Paul Lagonegro - Kistler Instrument Co.
Applications Manager-Plastics

4:00-4:30 Hybrid Components: Combining long-fiber direct injection molding with organic sheets and Automated insert molding using turnkey systems "

John Ward - Arburg
Sales and Marketing

4:30-5:00 Question and Answer Session

8:45 am - 11:30 am | PANEL: Processes for Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive

9:00-9:30 Automotive Composites and Simulation: An Overview

Jeff Higgins - Autodesk Moldflow
Tecnical Specialist-Moldflow

9:30-10:00 High Speed compression molding of reinforced thermoplastic materials with induction heating and “Hybrid” possibilities.

Mathieu Boulanger - RocTool
Business Development Director

10:00-10:30 Introduction to Flexible Thermoplastic Prepreg Tow

Bob Davies - Fibrtec, Inc.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm | PANEL: Continuous and Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites in Automotive

11:00-11:30 Hydrogen Storage for Automotive using Thermoplastic Composites

Greg Clark - Celanese Composites
Global Marketing Manager

11:30-12:00 Very Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites for Automotive Applications:

Nolan Krause - RTP Company
Application Development Engineer

12:00-12:30 Closing the loop on automotive carbon fiber waste: reclaiming the fibers and applications in both long fiber and short fiber processes

Alex Edge - ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd.
Sales and Business Development Manager

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