Regional Public Training
August 19-21, 2008 Charlotte, NC
August 26-28, 2008 Chicago, IL
September 9-11, 2008 Metamoris, Mexico (Spanish)
November 11-13, 2008 CA
December 9-11, 2008 LaGrange, GA
Systematic Molding for Mold Builders and Tooling Engineers
September 9-11, 2008 Troy, MI
November 11-13, 2008 LaGrange, GA
Master Molder II
August 11-22, 2008 El Paso, TX
Please contact email@example.com for more details or call
a list of all upcoming classes see the RJG
RJG/California Manufacturing Technology Partnership
The California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) organization has secured funding from the California Employment Training Panel (ETP) to offset the cost of providing high-quality, customized training solutions to its clients. RJG is now an approved partner!
The CMTC organization is focused on acquiring state funding to offset the cost of in plant customized training programs. The approval process is relatively simple and the funding can be significant. CMTC's team can walk you through the approval process.
Please contact RJG Training Coordinator, Rebecca Hamstra, at 231-933-8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about this opportunity.
DECOUPLED II Molding Workshop
RJG's Practical Hands-On DECOUPLED Workshop was developed to apply and
reinforce learning objectives from the lecture based Systematic Molding
I course right in your facility. Click
here to find out the knowledge and techniques you can gain from this on-machine training.
RJG Customer Spotlight - Atek Plastics
ATEK Plastics Reduces Scrap and Improves Quality Performance with Systematic/Decoupled Molding Process - Program provides on-time delivery of more than 144 million defect-free products per year
Through the implementation of a Systematic/DECOUPLED MoldingSM program, ATEK Plastics, a division of ATEK Companies, has dramatically reduced scrap, shortened start-up time and time to market, and improved quality performance of injection molding operations at its Kerrville, Texas plant.
is offering a free Tech Day on October 14th at the Polymer Center of
Excellence in Charlotte, NC. This all day event will be taught by Rod
Groleau and will offer information on controlling your injection molding
process utilizing cavity pressure technology, strategies for
implementing automated part containment, and the benefits of a
comprehensive training program. This event will be a great networking
opportunity that will provide valuable information for injection
molders. For more details or to register please contact Nancy Moyer at email@example.com or 231-933-8130.
On-Line Assessment Testing
A good first step
in deciding where to start with training is for you or your staff to
take our on-line Assessment
Test. We will then help to determine the best training strategy
for you and your organization. If
a company plans to test more than 4 individuals, please contact the RJG training department to
arrange for company-wide scoring.
Solid Model Database
Customers can now import our sensors in a 3-D solid model for their
tool design software. Simply select the desired model number and use
the contents of the downloadable .zip file to add the sensors to your
tool model. The .zip file also contains information for installation
and tooling instructions. http://rjginc.com/resource_models.html
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RJG Training Schedule
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of the Month
benchmarking study from Plante Moran indicated that the median amount
spent per employee per year on training in the industry is $190.48,
while the upper quartile spends $351.64 and the lower quartile spends
$71.32 per employee per year. Furthermore, the American Manufacturing
Workforce recommends spending at least 3% of total payroll on training
in order to maintain a high performance workforce. How much does your
company budget or spend on training per employee? Please click
here and scroll down to answer!
The ID7-Tester is
used to test the ID7-D-SEQ Module for proper wiring without the module
having to be hooked up to an eDART. Click
here for more information or contact us at 231-947-3111.
RJG is developing
a fundamentally new approach to instrumenting large molds such as those
used in the automotive and large appliance industries. This new cavity
pressure sensor is called the Puck sensor because it resembles a hockey
puck in size and shape and is used in conjunction with RJG's transfer
pin and extended direct sensing techniques to allow sensors to be placed
on the outside of the clamp plate. A key advantage is the ability to
access the sensors without disassembling the mold. Large molds often
have to be returned to the mold maker's shop for disassembly, which
means downtime and labor costs far in excess of the cost of the sensor.
The new Puck sensor approach allows for service and removal for calibration
checks, even while the mold is in the press. If you are interested in
beta testing this new product, please contact Michael Burrows at 231-933-8139.
Tooling Department Should
Released in 2007, the easy-to-use
Lynx Sensor Tester has been incredibly popular! The tester informs
users if a sensor is functioning correctly. The Sensor Tester can be
attached directly to the sensor using a standard cable. Within seconds
the user will know whether the sensor is within spec. The benefits include:
the ability to check sensors while tools are assembled in order to catch
mistakes early when they can be corrected cheaply, the prevention of
tooling-damaged sensors being discovered on the shop floor, and elimination
of down time. Click
here for more info.
New in the Lab
Maruka has consigned a new Toyo 55 ton molding machine to our training
lab. Additionally, Novatec consigned a dual bed desiccant dryer.
Download eDART Software 8.5
RJG's eDART customers can download the latest software updates directly
from our web
site. If you have any questions contact Customer
Let us know if
there is anything specific that you would like to see in upcoming newsletters.
RJG Articles Online
RJG has written numerous articles for plastics industry magazines. These
articles can now be viewed by browsing to the Tech Resources page of the
RJG web site or by clicking this
is looking for Customer Input
A main initiative
at RJG this year is to work with our customers to get 95% of the eDARTs in the field fully implemented. RJG
is looking for comments or suggestions as to how we can improve our
equipment or the process of implementing our equipment. We'd love to hear from you.
RJG Knowledge Base
up to gain access to Art Schubert's eDART Tips. Art is
RJG's lead development engineer and has been responsible for many of
the innovations created at RJG. Art will be monitoring the Knowledge
Base and answering your posted questions. Users will also be notified
of future "Art's Tips" by email.