RJG Helping Molders Succeed
RJG Newsletter - September 2008

RJG's 2009 Training Schedule is released!
Click here to access our 2008 and 2009 class schedules. Please note that training prices will go up in 2009 so sign up for a 2008 class now to take advantage of the lower prices!

RJG Regional Public Training  
Upcoming locations are:

Systematic Molding I:
September 9-11, 2008 Matamoros, MX (Spanish)
October 28-30, 2008 Fishers, IN
November 11-13, 2008 CA
December 3-5, 2008 Grand Rapids Community College, MI
-Contact: Elleena Chrzan by email or at 616-234-3382
December 9-11, 2008 LaGrange, GA

Systematic Molding for Mold Builders & Tooling Engineers

September 9-11, 2008 Troy, MI
November 11-13, 2008 LaGrange, GA

Master Molder I
October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31
-Grand Rapids Community College, MI
-Contact: Elleena Chrzan by email or at 616-234-3382
October 20-31, 2008 (Toro Facility) El Paso, TX

Technology Days
October 1, 2008 Norwalk, CA - Training Overview Event
October 14, 2008 Charlotte, NC

Please contact training@rjginc.com for more details or call
231-947-3111x 175
. For a list of all upcoming available classes see the RJG Training Schedule.

RJG Training Overview Event - Southern CA
This new Training Overview Event will present fresh ways to differentiate your molding business from your competitors. Today's molders must ship absolute quality products, on time, with the highest value, at the lowest cost. Progressive molders use systematic processing strategies that allow them to consistently manufacture the highest quality parts. This event will provide concrete solutions to alleviate part quality challenges and the essential steps that best practice companies use to successfully implement DECOUPLED MOLDINGSM techniques and make them stick. Speakers will discuss the importance of stabilizing the shop floors current state, employee workforce development and successfully implementing new techniques which guarantee absolute quality to the customer. This event will be on October 1st at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA.

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 rebecca@rjginc.com if you would like more information about this opportunity.

RJG Technology Day
RJG 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 nancy.moyer@rjginc.com or 231-933-8130.

More Info Links...

RJG Training Schedule
Contact the RJG Training Department

RJG Articles Online


Poll of the Month

Every month we will post a new question regarding our products or services. Please click here and scroll down for this month's question!

Download eDART Software 8.6
The 8.6 software offers new features such as Alarm Stability checking, Flow animation, and an Effective Melt temperature tool. Click here for details on these software enhancements.

RJG's eDART customers can download the latest software updates directly from our web site. If you have any questions contact Customer Support.

Protect Sensor Cables from Damage
RJG now offers two solutions for holding cavity pressure sensor cables in place. The first option, which is automatically sent with our sensors, are the cable guides. These guides hold the sensor cable in the cable slot. We now also offer a high temperature molding putty that can hold sensor wires in place when the cable slot is wider than 1/4". This putty is available upon request only so be sure to mention it when placing your order if this would work better for you. Customers can contact our Inside Sales Department for free samples of either option.

Implementation Teams
Our customers are now paired with an Implementation Team composed of a Regional Manager, Product Sales, Training Sales, and a Customer Support person. All staff work together in their teams to ensure you are successful with your products and training. Click here to meet the Implementation Team for your area.

Training Offered in France
RJG France's Denis Fecci has achieved RJG's Train the Trainer Certification and is a certified RJG Seminar Instructor. We will now proceed to offer RJG training programs in the French language. Email Denis for more information.

What's New in the Lab
Toshiba has consigned a EC45NII 44 Ton All-Electric machine with their latest V30 controller to our training lab. Engineers from Toshiba visited RJG to learn the basics of DECOUPLED MOLDINGSM and to teach RJG how to get the most out of the V30 controller.

For a complete list of our lab partners click here.

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 direct link.

RJG 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
Sign 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.

FREE 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.


Upcoming Events
Date Event
Booth #
September 16-18 RJG Executive Overview
Traverse City, MI
September 23 - 25 Plastec Midwest
Rosemont, IL
September 23 - 25 APP National Plastics Design Competition
Rosemont, IL
September 30 - October 2 Interplas
Birmingham, England
October 1 RJG Training Overview
Norwalk, CA (Cerritos College)
October 5 - 8 Automotive TPO Conference
Sterling Heights, MI
October 14 RJG Technology Day
Charlotte, NC
October 16-17 MAPP Plastics Benchmarking Conference
Indianapolis, IN
November 7-11 IPF Japan
Tokyo, Japan
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