Present a 2014 e-Training Webinar

Webinars are the convenient, quick, cost-effective choice for education, and IAPD is proud to offer this online learning opportunity.

If you have knowledge of an interesting topic and want to present your expertise please contact Carly Rodgers at +913.345.1005 to schedule a 2014 date today.

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IAPD webinars are free to present and attend. Plus, your company will earn points toward the annual Education Circle of Champions Award.

 

Attend this e-Training Webinar Sept. 19

Processes in Creating Transparent Acrylic Edges, presented by James Swanson, product manager, Stiles Machinery Inc.

This presentation will focus on providing insight into mechanized solutions for polishing/processing transparent acrylic edges. It will include machinery as well as tooling systems produced specifically for this market segment.

General overviews and demonstration videos will be presented including:

  • Flexible solutions for polishing/processing 90 degree and beveled edges
  • Fixed solutions for 90 degree edges
  • Fixed solutions for beveled edges
  • Flexible tooling solutions for CNC routers for polishing non-rectilinear geometries


Attendees of this presentation will:

  • Learn four basic mechanical platforms for polishing/processing acrylic edges
  • Understand the pros and cons of different approaches to edge beveling
  • Know “what to look for” when considering this type of production equipment
  • Discuss tooling and the importance of serviceability for acrylic processing tools
  • Review the case study: manual vs. mechanical polishing


Who should attend:

  • Plastics distributors
  • Plastic fabricators
  • Store fixture and retail display manufacturers
  • Acrylic furniture manufacturers


James Swanson, product manager for Stiles Machinery Inc., will give the presentation on Friday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. CDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT.

 

 

Attend this e-Training Webinar Oct. 10

Customer Focused Supply Chain, presented by James Laitinen, CSCP, Executive Vice President, American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Stay tuned for more details. James Laitinen, CSCP, will give the presentation on Friday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. CDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT.

 

 

Attend this e-Training Webinar Nov. 7

Material Handling Automation and Technology, presented by Ken McFadden, Product Manager, Stiles Machinery Inc.

Stay tuned for more details. Ken McFadden, product manager for Stiles Machinery Inc., will give the presentation on Friday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. CST / 11:00 a.m. EST.

 

 

Product Training Webinar Replay from June 24

Innovative Material Solutions for the Conveyor Industry, sponsored by Röchling Engineering Plastics


Engineering plastics have improved the performance of conveyor systems by providing unique characteristics and properties in replacing traditional metal parts. New challenges arise daily as design engineers are tasked with developing conveyors that run faster, quieter and are more cost effective.

As more demands are placed upon the plastic components of conveyor systems, Röchling Engineering Plastics offers innovative solutions for the most challenging applications including:

  • Metal and x-ray detectable plastics
  • Innovative high performance sliding materials for material handling


Replay this webinar to see how Röchling Engineering Plastics is energizing the conveyor industry. Joe Aleszczyk, Market Development Specialist for Röchling Engineering Plastics, gave the presentation.

 

e-Training Webinar Replay from May 9

An Introduction to Thermosets (or there really isn’t a material called G‐10 Phenolic)
presented by Mark Mush, National Sales Manager for Atlas Fibre Company

This introductory presentation will give you and your team a better understanding of how thermosets differ from thermoplastics. It covers many types of thermosets along with the various applications and markets where they are used.

Specifically, the presentation will detail the following:

  1. Thermosets vs. Thermoplastics: what’s the difference?
    1. Why thermosets are different from plastics
  2. What types of thermosets are there
    1. G-10 and FR4, G-11, G-9, G-7, canvas, linen and paper phenolic
  3. Physical properties of Thermosets
  4. Material shapes
    1. Rod (molded and sheet)
    2. Sheet
    3. Tube
  5. How thermosets are made
  6. Mil specs
    1. What they are
    2. Why they are so critical to follow
  7. NEMA Specs
    1. What is NEMA
    2. What specs do they have for material and sheet size and thickness
    3. Why those sheet sizes and thickness specs are critical to your customer
  8. Applications
  9. Markets

 

The following people will want to watch this presentation:

  • Inside Sales
  • Outside Sales
  • Business Development
  • Branch Managers

 

e-Training Webinar Replay from April 8

How U.S. and Canadian Companies Should Prepare for the New Anti-Spam Law
presented by Angela Rodenburgh, Redwood Plastics Corporation, A Member of Prisma Plastics International Inc.

Statistic: “Among U.S. marketers surveyed, 57.6 percent said they were unaware of the new act. Moreover, 68.5 percent of those surveyed did not know they could be fined for sending unsolicited email to Canada.”

Of all email sent by businesses, 54 percent are marketing messages.

Email marketing is amazingly cost-effective with a Return on Investment (ROI) of around 4,300 percent (according to the Direct Marketing Association). This proven strategy to increase sales and brand awareness will likely change globally in the coming years because of new laws. Preparing and testing strategies now to increase opt-in and open rates will ensure your email marketing program won’t be drastically disrupted by these changes.

This presentation will:

  • Provide an overview of the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) law which takes effect on July 1, 2014 and can have a hefty CA$10 million fine if strict guidelines are not followed
  • Explain how the Canadian regime is different from the United States’ CAN-SPAM Act
  • Detail best practices to grow your distribution list, tactics to increase click-through and open rates as well as why you should care about mobile optimization

All U.S. companies with customers in Canada should watch this webinar.

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