IIMC 2019 - International Injection Moulding Conference - Programme

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

19:00 Get-together for all conference participants In the exhibition area

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Technological success stories from development to production in automotive applications
9:00 Welcome by the institute management Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)
9:10 New horizons for plastics in automotive applications Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bourdon, Chairman of the IIMC 2019, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, München (Germany)
9:30 Prediction and optimization of core insert failure under cyclic loading Dipl.-Ing. (TU) Jens Friedrich, Hirschmann Automotive GmbH, Rankweil (Austria)
10:00 Coffee break

Foam Injection Moulding for automotive applications
10:45 Maximizing the benefits of foaming technolgy Michael Prince, PRINCE-WEISS, Eupen (Belgium)
11:15 Analysis of the influence of processing parameters on foam structure and mechanical properties of foamed thermoplastic elastomers Yuxiao Zhang, M.Sc. RWTH, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)
11:45 Injection moulding of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (USA)
12:15 Lunch break

Impact of digitisation on tomorrow's production
13:30 Advantage and challenges of industry 4.0 evolution for plastic machines and their control architecture Dipl.-Ing. (TH) Thomas Kosthorst, BECKHOFF Automation GmbH & Co. KG
14:00 Process and measurement data processing as enabler for plastics industry 4.0 Mathias Schirmer, Dipl.-Ing. (BA), MBA (General Management), Kistler Instrumente GmbH
14:30 From data acquisition to machine learning – New chances for injection moulding Malte Röbig, M.Sc. RWTH, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)

Speed talk presentations and conference dinner
15:00 Participants present their company and current projects
Subsequent coffee break and opportunity for discussion
19:00 Conference dinner Restaurant „Ratskeller“, Markt 40, 52062 Aachen

Thursday, 11 April 2019

9:00 Welcome Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bourdon, Chairman of the IIMC 2019
9:15 Development of AI systems for smart injection molding based on digital twin Chihun Lee Pohang, University of Science and Technology, Pohang (Korea)
9:45 The practical implementation of a simulation-driven development approach of high-end products designed from plastics Dipl.-Ing. Jens van Haag, Code Product Solutions B.V., Schinnen (The Nederlands)
10:15 Coffee break

Shorter time to market and higher customer satisfaction by additive manufacturing of moulds and parts
10:45 Series production using additive manufacturing requires new materials - On the processing of polyamide 6 and polypropylene in selective laser sintering Johannes Lohn, M.Sc., PROTIQ GmbH, Blomberg (Germany)
11:15 Additive manufacturing for agile product development in the automotive industry Dr. Wolfgang Meyer, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany)
11:45 Industrial additive manufacturing – Line integration in mass production Nicolai Lammert, M.Sc. RWTH, YIZUMI Germany GmbH, Aachen (Germany)
12:15 Lunch break

Innovative processing solutions for efficient manufacturing in a circular economy
13:30 Automated optimum design and control technology of injection mold and industry-academia cooperation in Korea Prof. Byung-Ohk Rhee, Ajou University, Suwon (Korea)
14:00 Injection molding of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic single polymer composites Prof. Dr. Jian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing (China)
14:30 Process chain from prototype to productive system – intermediate cooling technology for multi-layer lenses Dipl.-Ing. Theresa Distlbacher, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH, Schwertberg (Austria)
15:00 Concluding remarks Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)
15:15 Research live tour. Visit to IKV's technical centres for injection moulding and fibre reinforced plastics
17:00 End of conference

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