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Fastening Technology & Bolted/Screwed Joint Design

This two-day seminar was developed to give engineers and other technical personnel a better understanding of the complexities of mechanical joining with fasteners. Insufficient guidelines and outdated information can lead to catastrophic failures or costly over-designs. Presented by Bengt Blendulf, a renowned expert in bolted joint design, this seminar incorporates the most recent techniques and guidelines and provides professional...

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Heat Treating and Plating of Fasteners

This two-day seminar was developed for engineers and technical personnel to gain a high level, broad understanding of why and how fasteners and other similar items are heat treated and plated or coated. The demands on today's fasteners are ever increasing and these two process steps play a critical role in how well the fastener will perform its intended function....

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Fundamentals of Injection Mold Design

This comprehensive two day technical seminar was developed to provide engineers and other technical personnel a state-of-the-art guide to designing and building injection molds. Critical areas addressed include the molding cycle, mold classifications, the cavity and core, runner and runnerless molding systems, plastic part analysis, mold materials and cost factors. Though some theory is included, emphasis is placed on best practice ...

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Principles of Extrusion Blow Molding

This two-day program focuses on two types of blow molding techniques: Continuous Extrusion Blow Molding and Reciprocating Screw Blow Molding. It is a comprehensive training course designed to cover machine operation, safety, basic maintenance and troubleshooting of blow molding operations. Topics include: safe operations, high density polyethylene, terminology, testing of the materials, process description, machine sequence, start u...

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Lamination of Flexible Materials for Packaging

Lamination of Flexible Materials for Packaging is designed to give engineers and others an understanding of lamination processes and the properties of the resultant laminates utilized in flexible packaging. Presented by Dr. Duncan Darby, Associate Professor for the Packaging Science Department at Clemson University and a recognized expert in the use and manufacture of flexible packaging, this two-day seminar covers various laminati...

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Fundamentals of Packaging Permeation

Appropriate resistance to permeation is critical for product protection from environmental conditions that can increase field returns, shorten shelf life, and hasten spoilage. Designed for personnel who design packages and products, the Fundamentals of Packaging Permeation two-day training course provides a fundamental understanding of the nature of permeation in flexible, semi-rigid and rigid packaging systems for foods, pharmaceu...

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Mechanical Face Sealing for Rotating Equipment

This two-day technical seminar has been developed to provide engineers and other technical personnel techniques and strategies for the complexities of mechanical face seal operation and design. The primary focus is on seals commonly used in Centrifugal Pumps and Positive Displacement pumps with one or more rotating shafts, as well as other rotodynamic machines such as rotary mixers and steam turbines. Bearing protection and bearin...

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Principles of Web Coating and Drying

Web Coating and Drying is designed to further skills in selection and application of equipment for improving manufacturing processes and assuring efficient production of coated papers, films and other web substrates. Two major topics are featured: coating of webs by various means and, the drying or curing of these substrates. All major commercial coating processes used today are discussed along with their benefits for use in specifi...

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Principles of Web Handling

Designed to present the fundamentals and process know-how to handle any web handling issue, Principles of Web Handling provides the knowledge needed to diagnose and treat existing problems and identify the specifications for new webs. Presented by renowned experts in web handling technology, this two-day seminar will address the critical areas of tension control, web tracking, roller choices and their effects, machine alignment and...

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Principles of Web Handling and Winding

3-day Session - Web Handling and Winding The complete course provides a full understanding of these key converting fundamentals, covering the materials, equipment, and process factor knowledge to solve any web handling or winding problem. Web handling topics are presented in-depth beginning with material properties, tension control, roller design, nipped processes, web position control, and wrinkle prevention. The winding portion o...

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Principles of Winding

The Principles of Winding one-day seminar covers all aspects of winding, including the physics of winding, roll quality, and winder design and operations. This seminar builds on The Principles of Web Handling two-day seminar, applying the best practices of web handling to the winding process, but also stands alone as a thorough overview of all things winding. Wound rolls are the bookends of web handling and critical to successful st...

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Principles of Winding and Slitting

Principles of Winding & Slitting is designed to give you the process knowledge you need to tackle any winding, unwinding or slitting challenge. This seminar will help you understand your existing winding and slitting processes so you can optimize them and reduce the problems - both real and potential by immediately applying proven best practices. Major areas of focus include web handling principles, understanding the structure of a ...

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Sealing Technology For Packaging Processes

Sealing Technology for Packaging Processes is designed to give engineers a complete understanding of the various techniques for applying heat to flexible and semi-rigid packaging in order to achieve quality seals. Presented by Dr. Duncan Darby, a renowned expert in the use and manufacture of flexible packaging, this two day seminar covers various sealing technologies, seal testing procedures, adhesive sealing, polymer film and foil...

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Test Methods for Composite Materials

Composite materials, whether for use in high performance structures or in commodity applications, present many unique mechanical testing problems. This two-day seminar will direct engineers and technicians toward the proper selection of a test method for each specific application from the many methods currently available. The two-day seminar will be presented by Dr. Daniel Adams, Vice-President of Wyoming Test Fixtures and Professo...

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Thermal Management for Electronics

About the seminar This two-day program provides an understanding of the issues involved in thermal management of electronic and telecommunication systems. The course focuses on the principles of heat dissipation and evaluates the tools available to design engineers for proper thermal management of systems and components. Practical techniques that are effective in the dissipation of heat generated in these systems as well as thermal ...

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