Highly effective seminars and hands-on workshops held several times throughout the year

Introduction to Blow Molding

2 Day Lecture/Workshop Offered Once

Tuition: $995



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Overview

This seminar provides an introduction to the various extrusion and injection blow-molding processes. Considerations when designing blow-molded parts and molds will also be addressed along with the major components comprising blow molds and blow-molding systems. Time will be spent in the lab running a continuous extrusion blow-molding machine and an injection stretch blow-molding machine.

Content

Extrusion Blow Molding

  • Materials that are typically extrusion blow molded
  • Material behavior
  • Primary process variables
  • Effect of process setup on product properties and troubleshooting recommendations

Injection Blow Molding/Injection Stretch Blow Molding/Reheat Stretch Blow Molding

  • Materials that are typically injection blow molded with an emphasis on PET
  • Primary process variables
  • Effect of process setup on product properties and troubleshooting recommendations

Designing for Blow Molding

  • Major features of blow molds: cavities, cores, pinch off, neck region including the blow pin
  • Mold materials
  • Cooling and venting
  • Considerations when designing a blow mold and a blow-molded part