"Being able to see the difference between electric and hydraulic step by step break down of each process."
"Lots of information about setting up an injection molding process is useful for someone new to the process. Also, useful to understand why things happen the way they do (such as polymer viscosity)."
"Small class size, approachable instructor."
"Cosmetic defect root cause analysis from an understanding of molding process, how to run to confirm, parameters that contribute to the good molding process."
"Gate seal studies, DOEs and understanding supplier management."
"Mold design tips and venting, troubleshooting common molding issues."
This class is designed for those who would like to have a basic working knowledge of polymers and injection molding. It reviews the important aspects of the factors required to develop a robust injection molding process, using the techniques of scientific molding and scientific processing. Scientific principles related to the complete molding process, from the drying of the resin to the shipping of the finished product will be discussed. Design of Experiments (DOE) for injection molding will be covered. The hands-on workshop will include development of a process using scientific molding principles, a Design of Experiments exercise.