UML Plastics 2015

Injection Mold Design

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June 13-15, 2016 (CRS# 00.726-011)
July 18-20, 2016 (CRS# 00.726-012)
August 1-3, 2016 (CRS# 00.726-021)

TUITION: $1350

Injection Mold Designers are faced with the difficult task of designing a tool that will produce quality thermoplastic products at acceptable production rates. In addition, the tool must operate consistently over the long term with minimum maintenance requirements. Unfortunately, the injection mold is generally a complex piece of tooling, as it must incorporate many necessary functions.

This three-day seminar on Injection Mold Design should give those involved in the thermoplastics injection molding industry a strong fundamental understanding of tooling technology and the underlying engineering principles in the areas of melt flow, cooling, part ejection and mold structure.

In addition, the important topic of injection mold instrumentation is given special consideration as the use of mold pressure and temperature instrumentation is increasing rapidly. These variables have been shown to be extremely useful as a measure of process stability and part quality.

Laboratory workshops will provide participants with an opportunity to study the injection molding process using instrumented tooling. Students will also be exposed to some of the latest computer-aided mold design tools and techniques.


Plastic Materials Behavior
Review of the Injection Molding Process

Fundamentals of Plastic Product Design

Basic Functions and Types of Injection Molds
Sprue Bushings and Nozzles
Gate Location and Type
Cold Runner Systems
Computer-Aided Mold Design
Structural Design of Injection Molds

Venting of Injection Molds

Cavity/Core Insert Mounting

Part Ejection
Mold Cooling and Heating

Mold Clamping Systems

Injection Mold Instrumentation

Steve Thibeault