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2017 SPE Decorating & Assembly Division Topical Conference and IMDA Symposium

June 18-20 | Lincolnshire Marriott Resort | Lincolnshire, IL | USA


The workshops are concurrent open-ended sessions that discuss specific topics related to plastics decorating, plastics assembly/joining, IML packaging, and IMD durable parts. There is a total of four plastics decorating, four plastics assembly/joining, and four in-mold decorating/labeling workshops to choose from. All attendees will have the opportunity sign up and attend four of the twelve workshops offered. The workshop leaders, who guide the discussions, are experts in their respective fields. Each workshop is limited to 25 attendees to allow for ease of discussion.

Attendees must sign-up for preferred workshops at time of registration.

Decorating Workshops

Options for Metallic Appearance on Plastics
Panel Discussion: Susan Mack, Delphi Electronics and Safety, Michael Brazil, Vergason Technologies, Inc., Logan Mays, TopSun, Matthew Small, Kurz Transfer Products

Plasma Surface Treatment Up-Close: Live Demonstration Workshop
Andy Stecher, Plasmatreat

Where Does Digital Inkjet Fit with Plastic Part Decoration
Chris DeMell, ITW IDS

Hot Stamping/Heat Transfers – Tooling, Dies, Foils, Design
Eric Steinwachs, CD Digital, Bill Morey, Schwerdtle Hot Stamping

Assembly Workshops

Choosing the Optimum Assembly Method
Panel Discussion: Jeff Frantz, Branson Ultrasonics, Udo Skarke, Hermann Ultrasonics, Steve Chookazian, Emabond Solutions, Alex Savitski, Dukane

Ultrasonic Welding: Live Demonstration Workshop
Ken Holt, Dukane

Performance of New Hybrid Adhesives vs. Traditional Epoxy Adhesives
Tim Holmes and Joe Williams, Henkel Adhesives Technologies

Comparing Heat Staking Technologies
Jason Dornbos and Kelly Binnendyk, Extol, Inc.

In-mold Decorating/Labeling Workshops

Direct Digital Printing on Molded Product vs Screen Printed IML
Mike Ruminski, Serigraph

Beyond PP: IML/IMD for Other Plastics
Bob Travis, InkWorks Printing

Benefits of Running Full Production IML-T
Jim Swim/Thomas Stahl, Illig LP

Part & Label Geometry for Injection IML
Jordan Robertson, StackTeck