UML Plastics 2015

Injection Molding

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January 5-9, 2015 (CRS# 00.716-001)
June 15-19, 2015 (CRS# 00.716-011)
August 10-14, 2015 (CRS# 00.716-021)

TUITION: $1515

This seminar provides comprehensive information about the injection molding process, and covers both the underlying engineering principles as well as their application in the molding environment. Classroom lectures cover the basics of the injection molding process and provide practical analyses that yield results and can be applied in the molding shop.

Injection molding workshops supplement the class material to provide experience with actual machine operation and practical molding techniques. Machine start-up, operation and shutdown procedures are demonstrated. Molding trials that show the relationshipspills in plastic packaging between processing variables and part quality are conducted.

Workshop emphasis is on practical setup procedures that optimize molding cycle and product requirements. Troubleshooting techniques and solutions to practical molding problems are also addressed.

This course is appropriate for sales managers, account managers, sales and applications engineers, new product development specialists, product marketing professionals, product designers and engineers, industrial designers and industrial engineers, mechanical engineers, materials purchasing managers, manufacturing personnel and technicians, plant managers, production supervisors, quality assurance and quality control personnel, and anyone involved in plastic part or mold procurement.


Overview of the Injection Molding Process
Plastics Materials and Their Molding Requirements
Plastic Melting, Filling, Holding and Cooling
Elements of Injection Molds
Injection Molding Machinery
Process Setup and Troubleshooting
Process Monitoring & Control

Attendees will use both electric and hydraulic molding machines, and non-instrumented and instrumented molds.

Course enrollment is limited to 12 students.

Mr. Andy Routsis (January 5-9)
Dr. Stephen Johnston (June 15-19 and August 10-14)