IIMC 2019 - International Injection Moulding Conference - Programme

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

19.00Get-together in the exhibition area

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann
Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)

  Technological success stories from development to production in automotive

9.10New horizons for plastics in automotive applications
Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bourdon, Chairman of the IIMC 2019
KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, München (Germany)
9.30Current developments in automotive applications
10.00Simulation Methodology for Calculating the Fatigue Strength of Injection-Molded Parts
Dipl.-Ing. (TU) Jens Friedrich
Hirschmann Automotive GmbH, Rankweil (Austria)
10.30Coffee break

Foam Injection Moulding for automitive applications


Maximizing the benefits of foaming technolgy
Michael Prince
PRINCE-WEISS, Eupen (Belgium)

11.45Analysis 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)
12.15Injection moulding of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)
Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison (USA)
12.45Lunch break
Impact of digitalisation on tomorrow's production
14.00Process and measurement data processing as enabler for plastics industry 4.0 (working title)
Dr.-Ing. Robert Vaculik
Kistler Instrumente AG, Winterthur (Switzerland)
14.30From data acquisition to machine learning – New chances for injection moulding
Malte Röbig, M.Sc. RWTH
Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)
15.00Coffee break
15.30Speed talk presentations
- Participants present their company and current projects
- Subsequent opportunity for discussion
19.00Conference dinner
Restaurant „Ratskeller“, Markt 40, 52062 Aachen

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Dr.-Ing. Karlheinz Bourdon, Chairman of the IIMC 2019
9.15Development of AI systems for smart injection molding based on digital twin
Prof. Seong Jin Park
Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang (Korea)
9.45The 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)
10.15Coffee break
Shorter time to market and higher customer satisfaction by additive manufacturing of moulds and parts
10.45Series 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)
11.15Additive manufacturing for agile product development in the automotive industry
Dr. Wolfgang Meyer
Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (Germany)
11.45Industrial additive manufacturing – Line integration in mass production
Nicolai Lammert, M.Sc. RWTH
YIZUMI Germany GmbH, Aachen (Germany)
12.15Lunch break
Innovative processing solutions for efficient manufacturing in a circular economy
13.30Automated optimum design and control technology of injection mold and industry-academia cooperation in Korea
Prof. Byung-Ohk Rhee
Ajou University, Suwon (Korea)
14.00Injection molding of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic single polymer composites
Prof. Dr. Jian Wang
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing (China)
14.30Process chain from prototype to productive system – intermediate cooling technology for multi-layer lenses
Dipl.-Ing. Theresa Distlbacher
ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH, Schwertberg (Austria)
15.00Concluding remarks
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann
Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)
15.15Research live tour
Visit to IKV's technical centres for injection moulding and fibre reinforced plastics
17.00End of conference