September 2010


Machine Specifics for eDART Installations
Click here to visit the machine wiring page on our website for eDART hook-up and wiring information specific to your machine. Don't see your machine listed? Let us know!

Wanted: Medical Molder
RJG Success Stories

Has RJG helped you make sure you're running to your validated process? Have we helped you decrease your validation time? Or have we helped with your validation process when moving a mold press to press? We're looking for customers to work with us on creating white papers regarding the improvements RJG can make on validated molding processes. If interested, please contact us.

RJG Gives Back
RJG feels it is extremely important to give to those less fortunate. We formed a team of volunteer employees to create our Goodwill Committee. The Goodwill Committee's job is to raise money and donate it to local charities and families in need throughout the year, with a special focus during the holidays. So far this year RJG's Goodwill Committee has raised over $5,000 through auctions, fundraiser events, and donations! So far we have donated money to The Women's Cancer Fund, The Northern Michigan Food Rescue, Parkinson's Disease Research, and 4Paws for Ability. We are now also doing a winter clothing drive to help keep kids warm this winter!

MAPP Benchmarking Conference
RJG is a proud sponsor at this year's MAPP Benchmarking Conference. Join us for 2 days of discussion of industry trends and forecasts, best practices, round table discussions, and networking. RJG will be giving away a free seat in our Master Molder class! Plus, if you're not a MAPP member say you're with RJG and receive $200 off your registration! Click here for details and to register.

New RJG Trainer
Please welcome Cameron Courtwright as our new trainer and consultant for the Eastern United States. Cameron has 18 years of experience in the plastics industry which will aid him in his course teachings of Injection Molding Essentials, Systematic Molding, Master Molder, Decoupled Workshops and Successful Strategies for New Tool Launches. Contact our training department to find out about training in the Eastern US area.

Training Certification
Daniel Lopez, our new trainer in Mexico/SW United States is now Master Molder II certified. Daniel is available to teach Injection Molding Essentials, Systematic Molding, Decoupled II Workshops, and eDART training in either English or Spanish languages. Congrats, Daniel!

What's new in the RJG Lab
POV Plastic Solutions has donated lab scales. Nissei has consigned to us a NEX 50 injection molding machine.
Click here for a full list of our lab partners.

eDART Upgrade 8.9
eDART Software Version 8.9 is now available for download. Just visit our website for details or to download this free upgrade.

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Monitor Cavity Pressure on Cores and Ejector Sleeves
RJG is releasing piezoelectric load washers to monitor cavity pressure on cores and ejector sleeves. For ejector sleeves, the core pin extends through the load washer so that only pressure from the ejector sleeve is monitored. For cores, water or bubblers can flow through the hole in the load washer. A variety of sizes are available to suit most applications. To find out which load washer will work best for you, contact customer support.

Product Documentation on the Web
Not being able to find product documentation is not only a hassle but time consuming. Because of this fact, a project is under way on our website that will make product manuals and specs easier to find. We have added product photos, reorganized the information and added products that were not previously available. Check out our progress so far:
Click here for eDARTTM related documentation.
Click here for sensor related documentation. This is a long term ongoing project so check back to see the efforts. Also if you have any feedback please let us know.

Training Spotlight

eDART Training Now Comes in Four Levels!
Our eDART training now comes in four individual levels more focused to your needs. These levels include:

1) Basic eDART Training - Training of basic eDART functions and capabilities for new eDART users.
2) Stabilization eDART Workshop - This workshop instructs you on how to use eDART data to match and verify the correct process.
3) Containment eDART Workshop - This teaches users how to use the eDART to establish and set alarms for insuring quality.
4) Control eDART Workshop - This workshop explains to users how to use the eDART to build a DECOUPLED III process.

For more information or to schedule training contact our training department.

Basic eDART Training Class
November 9-10, Traverse City, MI
RJG will be holding a public eDART training class at RJG Nov 9th – 10th from 8:00 – 5:00 each day. The cost is $600 per person. This two day class would be 60% machine time 40% classroom time. The students will receive a book to work with and take back with them for future reference. Please see the attached for an overview of what we will cover.

Successful Strategies for New Tool Launches
October 12-14, Columbus, OH
Prevent bad part design and bad molds from ever getting into production! This course is specifically intended for designers, mold builders and tooling engineers who are looking to incorporate strategies into the design and build of a mold to ensure robustness. By challenging both designs and molds early in systematic ways, weaknesses can be quickly defined and corrected before they become costly problems. Participants will also develop the tools to measure the mold, machine, and process capability interactions to determine the best recipe for successful tool launches. Click here to register.

Decoupled II Workshop
October 12-14, Avon Lake, OH
Improve mold quality, reduce start-up costs, and reduce scrap!
Anyone that has had a Systematic Molding class and would like to apply those skills to a real life setting please call Sondra Leask at 231-947-8173.
For details, click here.

3 day Hands-on Maintenance Workshop
Reduce start-up costs, part variability, scrap, and time spent on trouble-shooting with the 3 day Hands-on Maintenance Workshop. This in-plant class will give students the basic understanding of processors everyday molding challenges. Discussion will include Defining Molding Problems, basic polymer make-up, and explanation of why the molding machine needs to be kept tuned and in good working condition. You will also cover the four plastics variables and get an overview of the basic molding process. Class time, group exercise, and lab time included. Click here for detailed info.


Upcoming Events
Date Event Location  
Oct 21-22 MAPP Plastics Benchmarking Conference Indianapolis, IN Say you are with RJG to receive $200 off of your registration!
Oct 27 - Nov 3 K Show Dusseldorf, Germany Booth #10 D29
December 1 Medical Molding Symposium Singapore Register
Training Calendar
Date Course Location  
Sept 30 - Oct 29 Master Molder I Grand Rapids, MI Interested parties should contact
Grand Rapids Community College
October 4-7 Successful Strategies for
New Tool Launches
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Interested parties should contact
Ms. Chuah Li Choon 60 12 428 3265
October 4-15 Master Molder I Canton, GA Class Full - Email us to get put on
the waiting list
October 11-22 Master Molder II Traverse City, MI Class Full - Email us to get put on
the waiting list
October 12-14 Successful Strategies for
New Tool Launches
Columbus, IN Register
October 12-14 Decoupled II Workshop Avon Lake, OH Contact Sondra Leask at 231-947-8173 for details or to register.
Oct 25-Nov 5 Master Molder I Traverse City, MI Class Full - Email us to get put on
the waiting list
Oct 25-Nov 5 Master Molder I Canton, GA Register 3 Seats left!
November 9-10 Basic eDART Training Traverse City, MI Register
November 15-19 (PM) Systematic Molding Online Register
December 6-17 Master Molder I Canton, GA Register 1 Seat left!
Click here to view the full training schedule. Classes for 2011 are now listed.

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