NPE2018 Show Daily - Wednesday

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NPE 2018 WEST HALL 2600 10 Ways 3D Prinঞng is Advancing Plasঞcs Manufacturing that has conformal cooling channels built in. By Peter Zelinski Addive Manufacturing Media 3D prinঞng is advancing the plasঞcs manu- facturing industry in many ways. Here are 10 of them you can see represented here at the show: 1. Faster throughput Some of today's 3D printers generate parts faster than ever. For example, 3D Sys- tems says its Figure 4 producঞon 3D prinঞng system increases speed by a factor of 15 over previous industrial 3D printers, reducing the unit cost of a 3D printed part by 20 percent, thanks in part to the cycle ঞme reducঞon. 2. Bigger parts There are now cost-effecঞve industrial 3D printers making larger parts than they were previously able to make. For example, the 3DMonstr Super-Rex 3D printer has a build volume of 3 cubic meters. 3. New opঞons for short-term molds 3D prinঞng is now a short-lead-ঞme op- ঞon for injecঞon mold making, depending on the right choice of polymer. Avante Technol- ogy in Wyoming 3D prints injecঞon molds from carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer that NPE2018 Has Packaging Covered Recent innovaঞons in plasঞc packaging are delivering beer performance, reducing waste and lowering costs across a diverse range of industries, parঞcularly food and beverage. You can gain a strong compeঞঞve advantage by embracing new advances in technologies, processes and materials, including resins, colorants, addiঞves, preforms, molds, dryers, labeling, inspecঞon equipment and recyclers. The packaging industry is poised for growth in the coming years—make sure you get your share. M AY 17, 2 0 18 MAY 9TH, 2018 conঞnued on page 96 SHOW DAILY WEDNESDAY PRODUCED BY OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER THE OFFICIAL SHOW DAILY FOR NPE2018: TH E P L A S TI C S S H OW This Year's NPE is Greener Than Ever By Sco Francis CompositesWorld Recycling and sustainability in manufactured plasঞcs is a big topic at this year's NPE. Pro- duced by Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon (PLASTICS) and co-located with NPE2018, the 2018 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit challenges the enঞre supply chain to "refocus" on product design, technology and manufacturing with an eye toward recycled content. The summit runs May 8-10 in the South Hall, Level 3, Room S330C. Yesterday's keynote presentaঞon was "Using Dell Inno- vaঞon and Supply Chain to Tackle Ocean Plasঞc," by Oliver Campbell, director of worldwide procurement and packaging for Dell Technologies. Upcoming sessions include: • "Addiঞves for Upcycling" (PLASTICS Recycling Commi•ee) • "Under One Roof: Invesঞng in On-site Plasঞc Reprocessing at MRFs" (Recycling Today & Plasঞcs Recycling Magazine) •  "Advances in Composite Recycling" (SPE Sustainability Division) • "Innovaঞons in Bioplasঞcs" (PLASTICS Bioplasঞcs Division) In addiঞon to programming focused on recycling and sustainability, NPE is working to raise awareness through a 100 percent recycling iniঞaঞve at the show. The goal is to recycle every scrap of plasঞc generated at NPE2018. "Plasঞcs are a valuable resource that should always be recovered for their highest and best use," says PLASTICS president and CEO, William R. Carteaux. "As the producers of the leading trade event in plasঞcs, we have a responsibility to make NPE reflect PLASTICS dedicaঞon to recycling and sustainability." Commercial Plasঞcs Recycling (CPR) has WEIMA's WLK15 single-sha[ shredder is being used to reduce plasঞc scrap before transportaঞon. 3D prinঞng of metal molds makes possible conformal cooling channels that can improve both the quality of the molded part and the molding cycle ঞme. This rendering from Conformal Cooling Soluঞons shows a cavity with convenঞonal cooling channels and a 3D printed core lasts beyond 100 cycles. 4. More efficient producঞon molds 3D prinঞng can make more efficient mold tooling by replacing printed-in conformal Must-See Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. OCCC West Level 4, Room W415A Plasঞcs Leadership Summit Day 2 (Product), with networking lunch from 12 – 1:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. OCCC South Level 3, Room S330A Agricultural Plasঞcs Recycling Conference 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. OCCC West, Level 2, Room W203A Expert Super Sessions 1 – 5 p.m. OCCC West Level 3, Room W331 3D Prinঞng Workshop, with networking recepঞon at 3Nine Orlando from 5:30 – 7 p.m. 1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. OCCC South Level 3, Room S330 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, with Networking Recepঞon from 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. 10 a.m. – 3:35 p.m. Booth S17081 Bole Zone Technical Forum conঞnued on page 87 Visit us at NPE2018 Booth W1845

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