Date: Thursday, August 23rd from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Code: MFG3
Presented by: Virginia Tech
• Urs Buehlmann, Professor: Virginia Tech Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
• Michael Zimmerman, Laboratory Manager: Sauder Woodworking Co.
• Robert Boerrigter, CEO: Axxor N.A., LLC
• Steven Boerrigter, Sales Engineer: Axxor N.A., LLC
• Mark Joel, Regional Sales Manager: Bürkle North America, Inc.
• Jim Trainor, Business Development Manager: Jowat, Corp.
• Marcel Strobel, Former Head of Prodcut Managment: MKT Fastening (formerly Adolf Wuerth GmbH & Co. KG)
Weight restrictions on products exist for a variety of reasons, such as for health reasons to allow customers lifting the product, or for safety reasons when a table top cannot be too heavy, or due to construction restrictions when a remodeling project in an existing building cannot add weight to the structure. Lightweight materials also help reduce transportation costs as more products can be packed into the back of a truck without exceeding weight limits. Indeed, today's lightweight materials offer good value as an environmentally friendly, strong, and versatile material that provides ergonomic benefits and offers a competitive advantage.
Experts from industry provide insights on lightweight materials, how they are made, how to work with them, what they can be used for, and what is particularly challenging. M. Zimmerman from Sauder Woodworking Co. will talk about what the company is doing with lightweight materials, why they use lightweight materials, and how they see the material to evolve in their line of products. Steven and Robert Boerrigter from Axxor North America, LLC, a producer of cores for lightweight panels will provide insights into the diverse uses of lightweight panels and how the core can be adapted to fit the required properties of a panel. Jim Trainor from Jowat Corp. will explain adhesives used for lightweight materials while Mark Joel from Bürkle North America, Inc. will talk about equipment solutions for processing lightweight materials. Connecting and fastening lightweight materials require special care and, often, special hardware. Marcel Strobel, formerly with Adolf Wuerth GmbH & Co. KG and now with MKT Fastening will talk about connecting lightweight materials and show solutions for this challenge. The session will conclude with Key Take Aways and a Q & A session.
Workshop attendees will learn about lightweight panel materials, the different types of lightweight panels, how they can be processed, what can be made with them, and the benefits and challenges that exist with lightweight technology.
Who should attend: All management and production personnel from small, medium, and large manufacturing companies, trade associations, consultants, research and training specialists, and government representatives involved in the wood products and related industries.
|3. The enlightening of Sauder Woodworking- the good, the bad, and the unintended||25|
|4. Lightweight materials and applications||15|
|5. Equipment solutions for lightweight products||15|
|6. Adhesives for lightweight materials||15|
|7. Innovative fastening solutions for lightweight constructions||15|
|8. Key Take Away||5|
|9. Questions & Discussion||15|
About the Speakers:
Urs has more than 15 years of experience working in industry, including serving as General Manager of Enkeboll Designs, Carson CA.
Steven has 8 years of experience working in industry in a variety of Operations and Engineering roles, allowing him to see the entire lifecycle of a product and how proper material selection can bring success to your application.
Other Sessions from Virginia Tech:
MFG1 - Industry 4.0 - Industry Status and Examples
MFG2 - Lean in the Automotive Supplier Industry - What We Can Learn from Them