PTL, the prominent British plastics training organization, will be running a series of free seminars throughout the Plastics Design & Moulding Exhibition & Conference—also known as PDM 08—which takes place April 15–17, 2008, at the Telford International Centre in Telford, Shropshire. Through nine daily sessions repeated each day of the show, injection moulders can receive practical tips that may prove invaluable to their operations.
The workshop programme has been designed to cover key aspects of injection moulding operations. It includes sessions on maintaining the process and the importance of shop floor skills, on tool trialling, and on process troubleshooting. Plus, there is a session on mould design that examines design principles, available tools, and control of the supply chain, as well as a product session that covers design principles, tools, and materials selection.
PTL’s expert trainers will also explore advanced processing, funding support, and how best to meet the demands of customers. Sessions will last about 30 minutes, with ample opportunity following each for attendees to chat with PTL staff about specific technical and training issues.
Because few companies can afford to retain a wide range of technical experts, PTL, in addition to its training services, offers access to its extensive resources and industry-experienced staff to help clients fill gaps in in-house expertise. From short-term tooling and material trials through longer term in-company improvement projects, PTL’s consultancy services are the topic of the final session on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 and 16, at PDM 08.
Details about these sessions, and an opportunity to register for a place in any of them, are available at the PDM 08 website. The exhibition and conference is organized by Crain Communications.