"The balance of complex topics with practical knowledge, coupled with the hands-on labs to finish the day."
"Hands-on mold tear down. Nice to see the different functions that create the features I put in parts."
"Nominal wall thickness, draft, modeling with mold process in mind, potential failure modes we might hear from molders and how to address."
"Part design for minimizing mold complexity/cost. To better understand the reasons behind requests from our tooling/mold design team."
"Mold flow analysis, the impact of wall thickness, material selection, how features impact cost and design optimizations."
"Thank you so much for this seminar. It has helped me in many ways, and I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned in the job setting."
This seminar is offered to engineers and designers involved in the design of injection molded plastic parts. The course provides a fundamental overview of the many factors associated with plastic parts that will be produced using the injection molding process. In order to design a high-quality injection molded part, the designer must select an appropriate plastic material formulation, develop a functional design, and work within the manufacturing limitations associated with the mold design and injection molding process. This course will cover the fundamentals of plastic materials behavior and selection, engineering design, manufacturing (moldability) considerations, prototyping, stress analysis and assembly methods. The timely subject of design for enhanced recyclability will also be discussed, as will design developments related to new injection molding technologies.