There will be a treasure trove of technical expertise on hand at the National Plastics Exposition in Chicago June 22-26. One example is a “Meet the Experts” session at the MoldflowAutodesk booth 10025 in the South Hall at McCormick Place. Here’s the daily lineup:
10:00 a.m. Using Simulation to Avoid the Pitfalls of Plastics Product Design: Professor Bob Malloy - Plastics Engineering Dept. Chair, University of Massachusetts.
10:30 a.m. Fundamental Differences in Flow, Pack, Cooling and Warp: Mike Sepe - Independent Consultant.
11:30 a.m. Fundamentals of Injection Mold Design: Robert Dealey, Dealey’s Mold Engineering, Inc.
12:00 p.m. Establishing First Stage Fill Time: John Bozzelli - Injection Molding Solutions
1:00 p.m. Fundamentals of Injection Mold Design: Robert Dealey- Dealey’s Mold Engineering, Inc.
2:00 p.m. How Moldflow Addresses Current Challenges in the Plastics Industry: Chris Czeczuga- Bozilla Corp.
Many of the new adhesives we're featuring in this slideshow are for use in automotive and other transportation applications. The rest of these new products are for a wide variety of applications including aviation, aerospace, electrical motors, electronics, industrial, and semiconductors.
A Columbia University team working on molecular-scale nano-robots with moving parts has run into wear-and-tear issues. They've become the first team to observe in detail and quantify this process, and are devising coping strategies by observing how living cells prevent aging.
Many of the new materials on display at MD&M West were developed to be strong, tough replacements for metal parts in different kinds of medical equipment: IV poles, connectors for medical devices, medical device trays, and torque-applying instruments for orthopedic surgery. Others are made for close contact with patients.
New sensor technology integrates sensors, traces, and electronics into a smart fabric for wearables that measures more dimensions -- force, location, size, twist, bend, stretch, and motion -- and displays data in 3D maps.
As we saw on the show floor this week at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing and co-located events in Anaheim, Calif., 3D printing is contributing to distributed manufacturing and being reinvented by engineers for their own needs. Meanwhile, new fasteners are appearing for wearable consumer and medical devices and Baxter Robot has another software upgrade.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.