Conference programme

Programme 2017

Please find here the programme of the International Injection Moulding Conference 2017.

  • 19.00

    Get-together

    Conference venue, exhibition court
    Hotel Pullmann Aachen Quellenhof 

  • 9.00

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

    Dipl.-Ing. Markus Lüling
    Chairman of IIMC
    K-PROFI, Kunststoff-Profi Verlag GmbH & Co. KG,
    Bad Homburg (Germany)

    9.20

    Strategy for an innovative plastics technology –
    How Industry 4.0 enables new markets
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann
    Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)

    10.05

    Optics made of plastics for innovative Human-Machine-Interfaces
    Tim Large
    Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington (USA)

    10.50Coffee break
    11.15Short development cycles enabled by simulation
    supported implementation methods

    Dipl.-Ing. Florian Petzold
    OSRAM GmbH, Herbrechtingen (Germany)
    12.00

    Recent developments in microcellular Injection Molding
    Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (USA)

    12.45Lunch break
    13.45Demands on production-related IT in a modern injection
    moulding shop-floor
    Dipl.-Ing. Axel Reßmann
    IOS Gesellschaft für innovative Optimiersoftware mbH,
    Würselen (Germany)

    14.30

    Integrated production of customised lightweight parts
    Dr.-Ing. Matthias Theunissen
    Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)
    15.15 
        -
    18.00
    Research live tour
    Technical centre tour at the IKV injection moulding and fibre reinforced plastics pilot plants
    18.30Guided tour of the historical Town Hall of Aachen
    20.00Welcome to the conference dinner

     

  • 9.00   

    Welcome
    Dipl.-Ing. Markus Lüling
    Chairman of IIMC
    K-PROFI, Kunststoff-Profi Verlag GmbH & Co. KG,
    Bad Homburg (Germany)

    9.15

    The effect of using active gates on improving the surface
    aesthetics of large body panels
    Ruud Heerkens
    Sabic Innovative Plastics B.V., Bergen op Zoom (The Netherlands)

    10.00

    Intelligent assistance systems for multiple gates to improve process stability and surface quality
    Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Kienzl
    ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH, Schwertberg (Austria)

    10.45Coffee break
    11.15

    Fluid Injection Technique (FIT) for automotive parts requiring high temperature resistance
    Dr. Naoya Mieda
    Sanoh Industrial Co., Tokyo (Japan)

    12.00

    Moulded LSR optics in innovative headlamp systems
    Dipl.-Ing. Tilman Maucher
    HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt (Germany)

    12.45Lunch break
    13.45Integrated prepreg draping and functionalization processes in injection moulding simulation
    Cristoph Hinse
    SimpaTec GmbH, Aachen (Germany)
    14.30

    Challenges and approaches in simulation of long fibre
    reinforced thermoplastics
    Maiko Ersch, M.Sc. RWTH
    Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen (Germany)

    15.15

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

    15.30End of conference
      

Questions concerning the programme
Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Theunissen
Head of Department Injection Moulding
Telephone: +49 (0) 241 80-93827
E-Mail: matthias.theunissen@ikv.rwth-aachen.de

Questions concerning organisation
Sigrid Hillebrand M.A.
Organisation IIMC
Telephone: +49 (0) 241 80-93877
E-Mail: academy@ikv.rwth-aachen.de