2022 Hall of Fame Inductees: Ron Cooke, Nick Henwood, and Ron Joannou Jr.
ARM is excited to announce that Ron Cooke, Dr. Nick Henwood, and Ron Joannou Jr. have been elected to the Rotational Molding Hall of Fame. They will be inducted on November 8 at the ARM Annual Meeting. Ron Cooke Ron has spent the majority of his career serving the rotational molding industry. As the primary technical resource…
Cycle Time Reduction in Rotational Molding via Exterior Mold Surface Modification
ARM hosts our next webinar on August 25 at 10 AM Central. Bob Mueller (Norstar Aluminum Molds) presents Cycle Time Reduction via Exterior Mold Surface Modification. Members should check their ARM emails for the sign-up link or contact staff. A recording of the webinar will be available in our online library after August 25. ARM offers…
Online Education: More than 125 videos and webinars on demand for members
ARM now offers more than 100 videos on-demand for members. Non-members can join ARM here. Members can access all of the titles listed below immediately. You can review all of the titles in our webinar library below.
Ask Dr. Nick: How is molding nylon different from molding polyethylene?
Q: How do I establish the correct molding conditions for nylon, compared to my usual grade of polyethylene? Dr. Nick: “Nylon” is a generic term, commonly used to identify a family of polymers known as polyamides. These polymers exhibit different physical properties to polyethylene, most notable of which are: Increased stiffness, hardness and temperature stability…
Everything ARM did in Q2 2022
Presented a two-part Manufacturing Outlook webinar from Oxford Economics. Premiered the final two webinars in our nine-part Safety Training Series: Material Inputs and Safety Summary. Welcomed new members: Anglia Ruskin University Peterborough, Centex Rotomolding, Cordova Outdoors, Donaldson, Nilfisk, Rockwell Innovations, Spincraft, T3 Manufacturing, and Texas Rotomold. Considered the challenges and opportunities of hydrogen energy storage tanks. Presented the Intro to Roto seminars in Minnesota and Utah. We’ll be…
HYDROGEN – an exciting new opportunity… or a distraction?
Over the last year, I’ve heard a number of talks and seen a number of presentations relating to a new possible application for rotomolding – hydrogen storage tanks. These may be stationary (for intermediate gas storage) or mobile (on hydrogen powered vehicles and other equipment). Like any other member of our community, a significant new…
Ask Dr. Nick: Using thinner while flame treating parts
Member Question: In order to finish our parts we are using thinner along with gas flaming. Our process is not very safe and we have had a few events of rags catching on fire due to flame and thinner. Is there a standard way to finish rotomold parts (PE), maybe using non-flammable chemicals? Dr. Nick…
Ferry Industries Recipe for Molding Consistency
Today ARM conducted a webinar on the pros and cons of Process Control tools. As part of that program, we offered supplier members the opportunity to create a commercial video as well. You can watch Ferry Industries’ presentation below.
Everything ARM did in Q1 2022
Premiered three safety webinars on energy, machinery, and hand tools. Translated our operator training webinar on measurement into Spanish. Presented a short video on removing parts with injector pins. Shared What’s New in 2022 from our rotomolding suppliers. Presented our Intro to Roto seminar in California and sold out our Minnesota meeting. We’ll be in Utah June 10 and Illinois in July 15. Discussed…
Five quick fixes to reduce your gas usage
In a previous Blog, I talked about the possibility of a gas-free future for rotomolders. Since then, we’ve witnessed the situation in Ukraine, which has added to the pressures on natural gas supply in many European countries. Even if you are based in a country with a secure gas supply, it’s highly likely that your…