NPE2018 Show Daily - Tuesday

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TUESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY 3D Prinঞng Workshop Debuts at NPE2018 3D Prinঞng workshop at NPE2018 By Dave Necessary Gardner Business Media 3D prinঞng is one of the most discussed and fastest moving technologies in industrial manufacturing. As a result, one of the most exciঞng new events at NPE2018: The Plasঞcs Show is the debut of the 3D Prinঞng Workshop (register at addiঞveconference. com ), an event examining 3D prinঞng technology from a plasঞcs processing perspecঞve. Presented by Addive Manufacturing Media, this immersive, half-day technical event takes place tomorrow—Wednesday, May 9th from 1–5 p.m. followed by an industry networking recepঞon. Curated by the editorial experts at Addive Manufacturing Media, Plascs Technology and MoldMaking Technology, the workshop takes a focused look at the machinery, materials and processes being used to produce end-use industrial plasঞc parts. Specific sessions address conformal cooling, safety-criঞcal part properঞes, ad- vanced materials and low- and high-volume producঞon issues. Speakers include repre- sentaঞves from leading 3D prinঞng equip- ment suppliers, OEMs, manufacturers and research organizaঞons such as Forecast3D, HP, Avante Technology, Linear AMS, Arburg, UL LLC, Carbon, EOS and more. These indus- try experts demonstrate how they're using addiঞve manufacturing technology effecঞve- ly in their businesses and how plasঞcs pro- cessors can successfully adopt or expand their applicaঞon of 3D prinঞng technology. The program concludes with a 3D Prinঞng Industry Recepঞon at 3NINE Orlando. The recepঞon features food, drinks and several opportuniঞes to network with industry pro- fessionals that can help your business grow and succeed. In addiঞon to the educaঞonal and net- working benefits of a•ending the 3D Prinঞng Workshop, a•endees receive access to full post-show event proceedings and a free sub- scripঞon to Addive Manufacturing Media and Plascs Technology. Catch the Plasঞcs Hall of Fame on the NPE Network By Heather Caliendo Plascs Technology On Sunday night, the Plasঞcs Academy inducted 10 new mem- bers into the Plasঞcs Hall of Fame at its gala to kick off NPE2018. As one of the major events of NPE2018 in Orlando, Florida, the Hall of Fame celebraঞon was held in the Linda W. Chapin Theater and featured a formal awards ceremony. The NPE Network was on hand for the event and interviewed each of the 10 new inductees where they were asked about their love for plasঞcs and gave advice and wisdom to those in the industry looking to make a difference. Catch the recap as well as the interviews on the NPE2018 Official App and Website, shu•le buses and on TV in select hotel rooms. The Plasঞcs Hall of Fame was founded in 1972 by Editor-in-Chief Sid Gross in cooperaঞon between Modern Plascs Magazine and the Society of the Plasঞcs Industry (SPI), now Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon (PLASTICS). ▼ Plasঞcs Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee Karlheinz Bourdon: at the Core of Machinery Technology ▼ Plasঞcs Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee David Cornell: Seমng the Technical Foundaঞon of Recycling KraussMaffei's Karlheinz Bourdon, newly elected to the Plasঞcs Hall of Fame, was introduced to plasঞcs machinery by another member of the hall: Georg Menges. By María Natalia Ortega Leyva Plascs Technology México Dr. Karlheinz Bourdon is a mechanical engi- neer who has developed and implemented several groundbreaking and cross-technology systems for the plasঞcs processing industry. He worked in senior management posi- ঞons for Ferromaঞk Milacron and currently is senior vice president of integraঞon for KraussMaffei Corp. He also has been acঞve with the Boards of VDMA and EUROMAP. He is now also in the Plasঞcs Hall of Fame, in- ducted on Sunday in a gala ceremony. His interest in the plasঞcs industry started during his studies of Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen University. There, he had the chance to get to know professor Georg Menges, one of the pioneers of the plasঞcs industry and now a fellow Plasঞcs Hall of Fame member, who introduced him to plasঞcs machinery. "The plasঞcs machinery industry has always fascinated me," Bourdon says. "Compared with the chemical industry, it has relaঞvely small companies, but they oper- ate globally. This provides many development opportuniঞes." Among his achievements, he counts the launch of the first all-electric injecঞon mold- ing machine produced in Europe—the Elektra 100—during his ঞme with Ferromaঞk Mila- cron. "At that ঞme, there was a dispute in the industry about energy consumpঞon of injec- ঞon molding machines and about potenঞal limits of the exisঞng hydraulic machines in terms of highest precision," Bourdon says. "So, there was a strong need for new, all-electric injecঞon molding machines outperforming the exisঞng concepts of all present systems. The Elektra 100 was able to run dry cycle ঞmes of 0.9 second when it was launched in 1992. This was, by far, the fastest all-electric injecঞon molding machine at that ঞme." Another highlight of his career was the Double SpinForm machine supplied by KraussMaffei to BMW in 2010. "BMW need- ed this special technology for the preparaঞon of the innovaঞve electric car series i3 and i8 producঞon that had double spin platen, 4000 tons of clamping force and three compo- nents," Bourdon says. "The problem here was that the machine had to be assembled direct- ly at the intended site, although it was the first machine with this technology and this magnitude. The Double SpinForm machine went into operaঞon without any problems— that was impressive and exciঞng." "A lot has changed in the now almost 35 years I have been involved in the plasঞcs processing industry," Bourdon says. "The material 'plasঞc' is no longer a cheap product but is indispensable in many areas of our global life and supports us in numerous high-quality applicaঞons like mobility or medical technology. This image change is important. At the same ঞme, we are required in industry and society to handle the material in a responsible manner and protect the resources accordingly." David Cornell's plasঞcs career impacted everything from aerospace composites and work with bole-grade PET, to recycling and standards and design development. By Marí a Natalia Ortega Leyva Plascs Technology México David Cornell started his plasঞcs career using polymeric materials and composites in the aerospace industry around 1969. Then, he shi[ed to commodity and specialty thermo- conঞnued on page 96 WHAT IS THE MAIN CHALLENGE FACING THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY TODAY? "Circular Economy, in other words the claim to completely recycle used raw materials across the life cycle of a product in the producon process, is a topic that will increasingly influence the industry in the coming years. Our job will be to meet these requirements, both as a society and industrially, and to develop sustainable soluons and to avoid environmental polluon." — KARLHEINZ BOURDON, KraussMaffei, Plasঞcs Hall of Fame Class of 2018 BIG thing one plasঞcs in 1973. Cornell is considered a pio- neer in the development and commercializa- ঞon of programs to create and define the specific formulaঞons and manufacturing pro- cesses for making bo•le-grade PET, at East- man Chemical Corp. Following that work, Cornell went on to become a champion of plasঞcs recycling as the technical director of the Associaঞon of Plasঞc Recyclers (APR). Among his achieve- ments, he can count APR's packaging design guidelines, cooperaঞve tesঞng programs, science-based posiঞon statements and rec- ogniঞon programs. The strong foundaঞon that Cornell estab- lished became the basis for raঞonal discus- sion and decision-making between package 4 NPE.ORG A PRODUCT OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

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