TAPPI has announced that Rick Putch, a world-class die making and packaging expert, will be a featured instructor to kick off CorrExpo 2023 on August 27.
Putch will lead a comprehensive one-day course on “Effective Methods to Maximize Diecutting Productivity” that will enable students to better comprehend why equipment differences, general maintenance needs, and subtle structural design differences influence quality and profitability for corrugated converters.
Attendees will gain a much better understanding of machine limitations on all sorts of flatbed and rotary diecutters. They will have a deeper awareness of how establishing a tool readiness program increases uptime and reduces waste.
Following are key takeaways on learning outcomes:
Distinguish differences in various flatbed diecutters
Create accurate specifications for Rotary Diecutters and FFG
Recognize pitfalls in structural designs that limit diecutting efficiency
Indicate how key maintenance practices on the diecutters increase uptime and reduce waste
Identify influential factors of dimensional variation in rotary diecutting.
Implementing a tool readiness program drastically reduces idle time in converting processes
Putch has 45 years of experience in all aspects of paper conversion: diemaking, diecutting, packaging design, and materials testing. He has worked as a pressman, business owner, and in executive management, and has taught classes for TAPPI, AICC, ACCCSA, and IADD. He has conducted best practices training on corrugated finishing and efficient package design for corporations in 35 countries and 10 different language translations. He is regarded as a world-class expert on evaluating manufacturing processes for new product concepts and for resolving production issues on a wide variety of manufactured products produced with steel rule cutting dies.
Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of IADD and is one of only 14 IADD Tech Team members based all over the world. He has received several prestigious industry awards, most notably IADD’s inaugural PEAK Award presented in Interlaken, Switzerland and the Division Technical Award from TAPPI.
Course pricing for the early bird rate is $695 for members and $795 for nonmembers if registered on or before July 28. Prices increase $100, respectively, after July 28. TAPPI CorrExpo takes place August 28-30 in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, visit correxpo.org.