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iPBS Digital Conference (27 - 29 April 2021)

Location: Online

Date: 27th April 2021

At the iPBS Digital Conference, you’ll get access to top-level industry experts, critical education, and practical guidance to help solve your toughest process engineering challenges. The three-day program includes a Leadership & Strategy Summit on the first day, plus a two-day Technical Conference, featuring 40 interactive workshops, keynotes, industry panels, product demos, daily networking events and more. Plus you can earn up to 30 valuable IEEE professional development hours (PDHs).

Join Freeman Technology in the sessions detailed below.


Workshop Part I: Material, Storage & Flow - Expert Panel Discussion

28 April 2021 | 10:00 CST | 16:00 BST

Attend this workshop to better understand your material’s behavior and how to fix or avoid problems in silos, bins, and hoppers. Meet our experienced faculty of powder & bulk solids experts and get answers to frequently asked questions about material characterization, storage, and flow. Topics include:

  • Common bulk solids storage & flow problems and their impact to your process overall
  • Powder behavior & material characterization fundamentals
  • Flow patterns and hopper designs


Workshop Part II: Material, Storage & Flow - Expert-Led Breakout Sessions

28 April 2021 | 11:00 CST | 17:00 BST

Access the critical expertise you need to solve the toughest material, storage, and flow problems in your manufacturing process. Connect with peers and share tips, tricks, and knowledge.

Jamie Clayton, Operations Director at Freeman Technology to host "Measuring and Understanding Powder Flow and Powder Behavior".

Powders are utilized extensively across a broad range of industries and yet many of the flow properties of powders remain poorly understood. As final products, they are diverse in nature and may exist in the form of a loose powder in a sachet, a fluidized toner in a laser printer, or a powder that has been compressed into a tablet. The process operations employed during the manufacturing cycle are numerous, and can be very different in nature. It is perhaps no surprise then, when we consider the number of variables in a formulation, the diversity of unit operations employed during manufacturing, and the variety of applications, that working with powders is challenging. Understanding powder behavior is therefore essential for optimizing bulk solids production processes and developing high-quality products. This workshop introduces the challenges associated with predicting powder flowability and discusses how quantifying powder behavior can benefit process performance.

Industry Insights Panel: Additive Manufacturing Enters the Process Industry

29 April 2021 | 13:00 CST | 19:00 BST

Additive manufacturing has upscaled rapidly in recent years. Going beyond rapid prototyping, today there are a growing number of large facilities dedicated to 3-D printing, which store, handle, and process powders and bulk solids in large quantities. Attend this session to learn how to optimize additive manufacturing facilities for safety and profitability and what is next for this fascinating technology. Topics include:

  • How to integrate design for additive manufacturing into process systems
  • Ways to store and move bulk solids and powders for additive manufacturing
  • The relationship between printing material and printer
  • Maintaining profitability and product quality

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