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March Meeting - Additive Tooling

  • Hilton Fairlawn 3180 West Market Street Fairlawn, OH, 44333 United States (map)

SPE Member Meeting Hosted By the Akron Section

Additive Tooling for Injection Molding and Vacuum Forming Processes
Presented by Darrell Stafford
Manufacturing tooling through conventional ways can be costly and time consuming if changes need to be done. Most of the time all of these parameters delay the production schedule resulting in a time crunch to meet the deadlines. Based on this general observation, catalysis developed a complete solution to reduce the cost and delivery time of tooling for injection molding and vacuum forming using additive manufacturing techniques as opposed to conventional subtractive methods. In this presentation, you will learn why additive tooling is a competitive option. Different types of tooling will be presented ranging from polymer to 3D printed metal and in the last part of the presentation we will explain the benefit of conformal cooling/heating for tooling in
thermoplastic and thermoset plastic injection.

Meeting Information
Member and/or guest $25, Retired $20, Student $5
New Member - first meeting free
Networking / Bar 5:30 p.m. , Dinner 6:00 p.m., Program Following Dinner
Reservations must be in by noon on Friday, March 9th and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

Earlier Event: March 5
BOD Meeting
Later Event: April 2
BOD Meeting