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February 1, 2017

Drastically Cutting Scrap, Increasing Output: A Customer Testimonial

By Jamey Cates, Senior Process Engineer at TI Automotive

After 11 injection molding machines and more than 35 molds were equipped with pressure sensor controls, our scrap and efficiency was amazing.

Our scrap went from 1.25% to 0.25%, and our daily output went from 99,000 connectors to 150,000. By establishing tolerances on the end of cavity, we’re able to sort out every defective part before it even reaches the operator.

RJG offers unprecedented technical support, and their hands-on training courses provide a huge amount of helpful information. The level of difficulty and variety of lessons really makes the information stick. RJG has insured that our customers receive a high quality, consistent product that was produced by very competent employees. Continue reading.

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Training Prices Will Increase in March

Reserve your seat now to take advantage of current prices.

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Added Classes at New North Carolina Training Center

New classes have been added to the 2017 training schedule at our Gibsonville, North Carolina facility. Our new, 3,000 square foot training facility consists of a classroom that seats 22 students and a fully-equipped lab for hands-on training. Marty Key, RJG Consultant/Trainer, is the head trainer, and Brad Harvey is the lab technician.

See our 2017 line-up.

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New Master Molder® Courses Scheduled

Several new Master Molder classes have been added to the 2017 schedule:

Class: Master Molder I
Dates: May 1 - 12, 2017
Location: Traverse City, MI

Class: Master Molder I
Dates: June 5 - 16, 2017
Location: Gibsonville, NC

Class: Master Molder II
Dates: August 7 - 18, 2017
Location: Woodstock, GA

Class: Master Molder I
Dates: March 6 - 17, 2017
Location: Traverse City, MI

Class: Master Molder II
Dates: May 15 - 26, 2017
Location: Traverse City, MI

Class: Master Molder I
Dates: July 17 - 28, 2017
Location: Gibsonville, NC

Seats will fill up fast! Secure yours today.

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The Hub is Officially Released!

The HubTM allows injection molders and plant managers to simply and remotely monitor their entire plant floor from a web browser. It clearly displays and records which machines are producing good, bad, and suspect parts and why. It also reports on the top 5 problems over a selected period of time so that you can see where problem areas are and effectively deploy resources.

Features of The Hub:

  • Job audit reports
  • Real time alerts
  • Manager dashboards
  • Plant data overviews
  • Current and past job performance data
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New Equipment in Our Lab!
Toshiba replaced their consignment machine, Krauss Maffei added a new machine to our Traverse City, Michigan lab, and Frigel is a new partner to our Woodstock lab, adding a Microgel Process Chiller. A huge thank you to our partners for helping us innovate! See a full list of our lab partners.
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New Addition to Our Team
Jim Clifford

Jim Clifford has joined the RJG team as a consultant/trainer. He has 24 years of experience in the plastic industry using DECOUPLED MOLDING principles. Fifteen of those years were spent as a Process Engineer and Senior Process Engineer. He spent 14 years in Medical Molding and the remainder in Automotive/Consumer Goods. Jim has also been a supervisor, process technician, mold setter, and machine operator. He has passed 7 RJG courses, including Master Molder I and II and Train the Trainer. Jim will be an invaluable addition to the team.

Welcome, Jim!

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Are Your eDARTs Running the Latest Version?
Version 10 eDART® users can now download version 10.7.7 from our website. This new update increases the number of available languages in the Balance Viewer in the Cycle Graph. It also allows users to see the date that a template was saved when selecting a template in the Cycle Graph.

Version 9 users can download version 9.4.2 Some improvements include: added support for 16-bit multi-channel strain gage and regular scans that will detect file corruption on job start and stop and automatically fix errors.


Upcoming Industry Events
February 7 - 9
Anaheim, CA
Plastec West - Booth #3838
March 7 - 11
Seoul, Korea
Intermold 2017 - Hall 2 Booth #M445
March 28 - 30
Guadalajara, Mexico
Expo Plasticos - Booth #1133
April 4 - 6
Charlotte, NC
Molding 2017 - Booth #30
Presentation by Doug Espinoza: The Next Level of Systematic Molding: Influence of Plastic Behavior on Part Design

RJG Events and Training—Upcoming Available Seats
Classes are always being added. See the full schedule on our website.
Remember: trained employees save you time and money!

February 6 - 10
Oyonnax, France
Public Training - Moulage Systématique / atelier découplé

February 6 - 17
Traverse City, MI

Train the Trainer Certification
February 7 - 9
Gibsonville, NC
Systematic Molding
February 7 - 9
Clinton Township, MI
DECOUPLED MOLDING Workshop
February 13 - 16
Peterborough, England
High Performance Moulding
February 21 - 23
Gibsonville, NC
DECOUPLED MOLDING Workshop
February 21 - 23
Woodstock, GA
Systematic Molding
February 21 - 23
Peterborough, England
Systematic Moulding
February 21 - 23
Suzhou, China
Systematic Molding - Click for details in English or Chinese
February 23
Suzhou, China
Technology Day - Click for details in English or Chinese
February 27 - March 2
Peterborough, England
Fundamentals of Injection Moulding
March 6 - 17
Peterborough, England
Master Molder I
March 7 - 9
Peterborough, England
Module 1 - Melt Preparation & Plasticisation
March 7 - 9
Dongguan, China
Systematic Molding - Click for details in English or Chinese
March 7 - 10
Online
Injection Molding Essentials
March 10
Dongguan, China
Technology Day - Click for details in English or Chinese
March 14 - 16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Systematic Molding (Spanish)
Click here to view all available classes.
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