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You can do that? – Special automation Webinar

Extol is known for our industry-changing technologies such as InfraStake, nanoSTAKE, and Rapid Conductors. Did you know that we build exceptional automation equipment as well? Learn how automation can benefit you and how Extol can help.

You can expect to learn…

  • The basic types of Automation
  • Examples of different types of automation
  • Examples of common post-molding operations used in automation
  • How Extol helps develop your automated manufacturing process
  • How to use Extol’s automation experience to your benefit
  • How Extol supports you throughout production

Time: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11 AM EDT

Presenters:

  • Bob VanSingel – Manufacturing Solutions Engineer
  • Rodney Leversee – Manufacturing Solutions Engineer

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Introduction to nanoSTAKE, the revolutionary plastic staking technology

Gain an understanding of the best plastic heat staking process on the market. This patented technology heats up, stakes plastic, and is cool to the touch immediately after.

You can expect to learn…

  • The basics of the nanoSTAKE process
  • Why it is better than other plastic staking technologies
  • How nanoSTAKE heats up, stakes plastic, and is cool to the touch immediately after
  • NanoSTAKE’s closed-loop temperature control
  • How the Smart Release™ feature eliminates sticking
  • How the dataPLUS™ feature shares data for network traceability

Debunking Laser Plastic Welding Myths

Laser plastic welding can be easier than you think. Learn which of your expectations about laser welding are true and which are false.

Participants can expect to learn…

  • The 3 key elements of laser plastic welding
  • Truths about laser plastic welding cost
  • Truths about laser plastic welding optimization
  • Truths about laser plastic welding safety
  • Truths about laser plastic welding parts

 

How to Design for Laser Plastic Welding

Learn how to design your parts for laser plastic welding. This technology produces clean, precise welds in quick cycle times. Take full advantage of it by learning how to optimize the design of your plastic parts for laser welding.

Participants can expect to learn…

  • The 3 key elements of laser plastic welding
  • Design guidelines for laser plastic welding
  • How to convert your design from other technologies to laser
  • Benefits of configuring your laser welding equipment to your application’s needs

Introduction to HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing

The game-changing HP MJF process makes strong thermoplastic parts that are well-suited for functional prototypes, manufacturing fixtures, and end-use production. Learn the basics of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing so you can begin to speed up development, reduce the costs of functional prototyping, and consider additive manufacturing for production. Participants can expect to learn…

  • How the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing process works
  • How MJF compares to other 3D printing processes
  • Materials used in MJF
  • MJF application examples
  • Fundamentals of how to design for MJF
  • Keys to making great functional prototypes with MJF
  • Common finishing and assembly processes for MJF

How to Get Started with Laser Plastic Welding

Learn how to use laser plastic welding to achieve a precise, strong, and clean assembly. Participants can expect to learn…

  • The basics of laser plastic welding
  • Benefits of a laser-welded assembly
  • How laser welding equipment can be customized around an application
  • Material requirements for laser welding
  • How to control the laser welding process

How to Save Cost and Weight with 3D Printed End of Arm Tooling

Learn how 3D printing can be used to create End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) that is strong and lightweight with tremendous design freedom. Topics covered include:

  • Examples of various EOAT applications
  • Selecting materials ranging from soft-touch to strong and stiff
  • How to design and print integrated pneumatics into EOAT
  • How to design 3D printed EOAT

How to Assemble 3D Printed MJF Parts with Traditional Plastic Joining Technologies

Learn about welding and assembly of 3D printed Multi Jet Fusion parts with plastic joining technologies. Participants can expect to learn…

  • How to use several different plastic assembly technologies (laser welding, hot plate welding, staking, etc.) to create functional assemblies with 3D printed MJF parts
  • How welded MJF parts compare to the performance of welded injection molded parts
  • Material compatibility considerations
  • A framework for understanding primary and secondary plastic manufacturing processes
  • How to achieve a high-value product mix by assembling 3D printed parts with injection molded parts

Reduce Cost and Lead Time with 3D Printed Soft Touch Tooling™

Learn about Extol’s Soft Touch Tooling™ and how additive manufacturing can be leveraged to provide cost-effective and fast solutions while allowing for complex fixture designs. Participants can expect to learn…

  • How HP’s Multi Jet Fusion process and materials unlock tooling applications
  • How 3D printing provides an alternative to traditional cast/poured urethane and machined nesting
  • Guidelines, tips, and tricks for designing for additive tooling
  • The qualities of a successful Soft Touch Tooling application