Injection moulding forum for the second time at Engel's headquarters

Injection moulding forum for… inject, the injection moulding forum organised by Engel Austria, will take place for the second time on March 7th and 8th in Schwertberg, Austria. Following on from the highly successful premiere of the new forum series in the spring of 2016, the injection moulding machine manufacturer expects visitor numbers to be high. The aim of the event is to enable injection moulders to harness the latest research and development findings faster, and to promote the mutual exchange of experiences.

The two-day forum, which will be held in German, is aimed at injection moulders, plastics technicians, process optimisation specialists, quality managers, production managers and company directors. Many of those participants who attended last year have already registered for the follow-up event in early March. "Those who attended were struck by the many new ideas and tips they were able to take back to their businesses with a view to resolving specific challenges," says Robert Brandstetter, head of Engel's training department, referring to the highly positive feedback generated by inject 2016. "In 2017, we want to bridge the gap once again between basic development and practical, day-to-day challenges. It is precisely this aspect that sets inject apart from other forums in the sector."

Food for thought, live demonstrations and space for networking

This year's presentations and short contributions will focus on the design of injection moulding machines and moulds, process optimisation and production monitoring. The aim is to impart knowledge while providing food for thought and encouraging exchanges of experience. Developers and product managers from Engel will speak alongside experts from partner companies. Topics on the agenda will include:
  • The selection of injection moulding machines and plasticizing units,
  • Energy calculation tools,
  • New possibilities for intelligent temperature control,
  • Close-contour cooling,
  • Hot runners,
  • Intelligent assistance systems for more consistent processes and
  • Condition monitoring.
Live demonstrations in the Engel technology centre will build directly on the presentation topics, illustrating the practical usages of the innovative products and technologies. For example, sample parts will be produced on an all-electric, tie-bar-less Engel e-motion 80 TL injection moulding machine to demonstrate how the potential of smart machines can be exploited. The machine’s CC300 control unit enables users to simulate fluctuating process conditions and track automatic readjustment by intelligent iQ systems.

The injection moulding forum will also provide ample opportunity for networking away from the live demonstrations, during breaks and at the evening function.


Access to knowledge ensures competitiveness

As it continues to invest heavily in research and development, Engel is setting its sights not only on application-based challenges, but also the fundamentals. "There is still significant room for improvement in the field of standard injection moulding technology. We are continually exploiting that potential through new developments and opening it up to injection moulding businesses," emphasises Professor Georg Steinbichler, Senior Vice President of Technologies Research and Development at Engel Austria and Director of the Institute of Polymer Injection Moulding and Process Automation at Johannes Kepler University Linz. "For injection moulders, access to that knowledge is a key factor in securing competitiveness."

"inject - the injection moulding forum" takes place on March 7th and 8th, 2017 at Engel's technology centre in Schwertberg, Austria. The event will be held in German and the attendance fee is EUR 490. For further information and registration, please contact