Engel Expects more than 3000 Guests at Symposium
Every three years, Engel Austria GmbH invites its customers and partners to Austria for its in-house exhibition. This year, the Symposium 2015 will take place on 16-18 June in St. Valentin and Linz. More than 3,000 visitors from all regions of the world are expected.
For three days, everything at Engel in St. Valentin and in the Design Center in Linz will revolve around the current and future challenges of the injection molding industry. The large-size machine production plant will practically be transformed into an injection molding production facility for this event. Sophisticated components for the automotive, technical molding, teletronics, packaging and medical industries will be produced in a total of 15 highly integrated and automated production cells. In numerous Expert Corners, the focus will be on topics like new developments for intelligent process optimization, controlled plastification and the broad spectrum of Engel service products, among other things. Beyond that, a lecture programme, a partner exhibition, and the 2015 Engel HL-Awards ceremony will complement the Symposium.
Among other innovations, Engel will be presenting Liquidmetal, a system solution for the injection molding of Liquidmetal materials. For the first time, showcased in the production of medical instruments at its 2015 symposium, Engel will be presenting the technological and market possibilities that its collaboration with Liquidmetal Technologies, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA/USA, opens up for plastics processors and metal goods manufacturers.
The company will also present a new O-ring machine, a hydraulic machine for all common rubber compounds. The horizontal machine with screw injection unit ensures very high precision for production with small and mid-sized shot volumes. It makes fully automatic processing possible with conventional brush modules. Additional features include the compact footprint and high energy efficiency thanks to the standard ecodrive drive unit. Because of the long heating phases, the Engel servo-hydraulics achieve particularly large savings in the production of O-rings and flat gaskets.
A special highlight at the Design Centre Linz will be the lecture by Karim Rashid who is considered to be the pop star in the world of design. Over the past 30 years, his product designs, which are unusual, but always suitable for everyday life, have significantly influenced the way we see products. Rashid will take the guests at the ENGEL Symposium into his world of "blobism" and will reveal new aspects of functionality and design.
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