October 2009
Tax Credits and Deductions for Equipment Purchases
There are 2 main tax breaks:
1)The cost of equipment be expensed 100% for an immediate federal tax deduction for up to $250,000 of purchased equipment and software. This limit is scheduled to be reduced to $135,000 next year.
2) For assets that are purchased (not leased) a business can claim a first year bonus of 50% of the cost that remains after subtracting any allowable write-offs. While larger businesses may be ineligible, this bonus is available to any business regardless of size. Contact your tax preparer for details.

RJG offers MAPP members new benefits
RJG, Inc. is offering MAPP members a one-time only free admission to an RJG eLearning course, which brings comprehensive versions of scientific molding training courses directly to you via the internet. No traveling, lots of knowledge. This is as close to a classroom setting as possible, with live interactive elements and plenty of Q&A time with the best processing instructors in the world. If you are not a MAPP member this one-time offer would pay for a large percentage of the dues.

In addition to the one time free admission to eLearning, MAPP members also qualify for a 10% discount to all of RJG's public courses (excludes the Train the Trainer course).

For more information about RJGs training programs visit the training section of our website. For more information on the discount contact RJG's training department.

For more information about MAPP membership visit their website.

College Credit for
Master MolderSM classes

Master Molder students can now get college credit towards the Advanced Processing and Robotics Certification through Mount Wachusset Community College. Students will get 3 credits for Master Molder I and 2 credits for Master Molder II classes taken onsite RJG. Class credits are transferrable into the associates program. Please contact Sandra Fischer for further information.

Dollars for DartScanners
RJG is currently offering a $2,000 credit towards the trade-in of your DartScanner or DT box(es) to use towards the purchase of an eDART System™. Please contact RJG for further information.

RJG on youtube.com
Check out the growing collection of videos on RJG's youtube page. Subjects include "Implementing Scientific Molding", "Scientific Molding for Medical Applications, "DECOUPLED MOLDINGSM for Process Capability", and more.

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New Products

Solutions Builder - which eDART System™ is right for you?
Do you have a particularly sticky processing problem that you think RJG can help with, but aren't sure which eDART software module is right for you? Our Solutions Builder is a series of 6 questions which walk you through the selection process.

Try it for yourself and let us know what you think.

5 Port & 9 Port Lynx™ Junction Boxes
The new 5-port and 9-port Lynx junction boxes are smaller and can be daisy chained allowing for reduced footprints and increased ease of implementation. Lynx junction boxes can be mounted on the moving or stationary platen, mold half or any other convenient location on the molding machine. Once mounted, the junction boxes allow multiple Lynx devices to interface with the eDART System. Contact RJG for more information.

In-Mold Temperature Sensors
The 1mm Flush Mount Temperature Sensor is a miniaturized K type cavity temperature sensor designed for application where small size and fast reaction is important.  The 1mm temperature sensor is available with a machinable sensor tip.

The 1.5mm Spring Loaded Temperature Sensor is a miniaturized K type temperature sensor designed for application where a witness mark is to be avoided.  The sensor can be mounted behind the cavity surface insuring no marks are left on the part and avoiding flash problems sometimes experienced with certain materials. Its removable feature also allows for easy maintenance.

For details and pricing on these products contact Inside Sales.

Training Spotlight

Successful Strategies for New Tool Launches
This course is for Program Managers and others with a job function in any way related to new tool launches. Public classes are held periodically throughout the year. It is also available as a customized option on-site at your facility. Click this link for course details or here for a current schedule of classes.

Next class: November 3-5, Kendallville, IN

Medical Molding Symposiums
October 13, 2009 Charlotte, NC
November 11, 2009 New Richmond, WI
November 17, 2009 in Costa Mesa, CA
RJG’s Medical Molding Symposiums focus on helping companies deal with the very expensive and time/resource consuming task of meeting FDA requirement for IQ, OQ and PQ. Medical molders face a unique and growing set of challenges. FDA guidelines must be met and quality must be maintained, but at the same time ways to reduce costs associated with documentation and inspection must be reduced. Click on the dates above for more information on these free seminars.

Gaining A Competitive Edge Through Technology
We are pleased to invite you to a Technology Seminar where, ARBURG Inc, in partnership with Dymotek Corporation and RJG Corporation, will present an informative program to demonstrate that manufacturers who take the greatest advantage of evolving technology stand to gain an edge over their competition and become a greater resource to their customers. To register please respond to Anja Graefing (anja_graefing@arburg.com) by October 23.

RJG Button Sensor Installation Webinar
If you are frustrated, concerned or aggravated with the time and costs associated with sensor wear and damage, or that your sensors might not be reading accurately, or even with frequent sensor wire damage? RJG's hour long webinar on the correct installation of RJG Cavity Pressure Button Sensors is just what you need. We will also explain common installation errors.

We hold this webinar on the third Tuesday of every month from 10:00am - 11:00am. The next event will be October 20. Click here to register.

$75,000 in Federal Grant Money
The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is offering a 50/50 cost sharing of projects aimed at improving a company's competitive position. Learn more.

Training Calendar
Date Course Registration Location
Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Master Molder I Contact Elleena Chrzan 616-234-3382 Grand Rapids, MI
October 12-23 Master Molder II RJG website Traverse City, MI
October 27-28 Injection Molding Essentials - Spanish RJG website Apodaca, Nuevo Leon
October 27-30 Combination Systematic Molding I - Workshop (2 days hands-on practice) RJG website Canton, GA
November 3-5 Successful Strategies for New Tool Launches RJG website Kendallville, IN
November 9-20 Master Molder I RJG website Canton, GA
Upcoming Events
Date Event Booth # Location
October 13 Medical Molding Symposium - Charlotte, NC
October 29-30 MAPP Plastics Benchmarking Conference - Indianapolis, IN
November 5 Gaining A Competitive Edge Through Technology - Seminar & Open House - Newington, CT
November 11 Medical Molding Symposium - New Richmond, WI
November 17 Medical Molding Symposium - Costa Mesa, CA
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