UML Plastics 2014

Injection Molding

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5 DAY LECTURE/WORKSHOP OFFERED THREE TIMES:
March 17-21, 2014 (CRS# 00.716-002)
June 16-20, 2014 (CRS# 00.716-011)
August 11-15, 2014 (CRS# 00.716-021)
8:30am-5:00pm

TUITION: $1515

OVERVIEW
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.

AUDIENCE
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.

CONTENT

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

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

ENROLLMENT LIMIT
Course enrollment is limited to 12 students.

INSTRUCTORS
Mr. Andy Routsis (March 17-21)
Dr. Stephen Johnston (June 16-20 and August 11-15)