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Injection Moulding Appreciation Theory and Practice: 2 day Course

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Injection Moulding Appreciation, Theory & Practice:       2 day Course.

 “Get  to grips with a real moulding machine and get 1st hand experience of the issues"!     

This  long established and well proven course, explains the complete process; machine, mould, polymer, in an understandable &, MOST IMPORTANTLY, practical way.

Who is it for?

Anyone involved in, procureing  designing  or using injection moulded products or machines, needing to improve their knowledge & understanding FAST!
 
  o   Senior company executives
   o    Sales & Marketing executives
   o    Purchasing & procurement staff, 
  o      Project, Liaison & Customer Support                 Engineers,
   o    Sourcing &Liaison Engineers
   o    Toolmakers &Tooling Engineers,
   o    Project & Process Engineers
   o    Quality Assurance Engineers
 
 
 
 
 
Course Objectives
o    Improve your communication skills   
o    Explain the Jargon sensibly                                                                
o    Provide real “HANDS-ON” practical experience
o    Understand what causes product quality issues
o    Understand the economics of the overall process
o    Recognise moulding faults & what causes them
o    Know which of the different mould types to use and why
o    Control your design, production and processes effectively
 
Content
 DAY 1 Introduction to the Injection Moulding of Thermoplastics
  • Everyday terminology & what it means
  • What is possible using Injection Moulding.
    • Advantages & Disadvantages
The injection Moulding Process
o    The moulding Cycle
o    The moulding Machine, types & construction
Processing, effects on polymer & performance
o    Polymer properties during processing
o    Product qualities after moulding
o    How polymer impacts the decision making process
o    How polymers dictate mould design decisions
o    How polymers dictate machine selection
o    Processing & product performance / quality
o    Processing for thin wall products
o    Processing in Packaging components
 
 Plastics Materials
o    Factors affecting material selection
o    Polymer types
o    Polymer choices in design
o    Reinforcements & additives; why they are used
o    Polymer related problems in finished parts
o    Problems associated with plastic flow
o    Cooling the polymer: effects on product quality
 
Injection Moulds
o    Mould construction & terminology
o    Gate positioning considerations
o    Gates & runner systems
o    2 plate moulds; in its many forms
o    3 Plate & Stack Moulds; benefits & drawbacks
o    Family Moulds
o    Hot Runner moulds; advantages & disadvantages
o    Cascade / Valve gating techniques
o    Cooling, methods
o    Undercuts release mechanisms & core operation
o    Overview of CAD & flow analysis CFD
o    Prototyping methods
 
 
Calculations used in moulding
o    Product cost Calculation
o    Cooling time calculation
 
Common Injection Moulding Faults
o    Their Causes & cures.
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Day 2

Practical setting of a Moulding machine
o    Systematic set-up of the Injection moulding machine
o    Production of parts to specification & within cycle
o    Selecting the right machine for optimum production
Processing, effects on polymer & performance
o    Polymer properties during processing
o    Product qualities after moulding
o    How polymer impacts the decision making process
o    How polymers dictate mould design decisions
o    How polymers dictate machine selection
o    Processing & product performance / quality
o    Processing for thin wall products
o    Processing in Packaging components
 
 Plastics Materials
o    Factors affecting material selection
o    Polymer types
o    Polymer choices in design
o    Reinforcements & additives; why they are used
o    Polymer related problems in finished parts
o    Problems associated with plastic flow
o    Cooling the polymer: effects on product quality
 
Injection Moulds
o    Mould construction & terminology
o    Gate positioning considerations
o    Gates & runner systems
o    2 plate moulds; in its many forms
o    3 Plate & Stack Moulds; benefits & drawbacks
o    Family Moulds
o    Hot Runner moulds; advantages & disadvantages
o    Cascade / Valve gating techniques
o    Cooling, methods
o    Undercuts release mechanisms & core operation
o    Overview of CAD & flow analysis CFD
o    Prototyping methods
 
Calculations used in moulding
o    Product cost Calculation
o    Cooling time calculation
 Common Injection Moulding Faults
o    Their Causes & cures.
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Note: Component Cost Calculation spreadsheet is supplied as part of the course content; Microsoft Excel ®™ format
 Course Dates:           

2016

Jan      6th & 7th

Mar     1st & 2nd

May   17th & 18th

July     6th & 7th

Sept    6th & 7th

Nov   15th & 16th

      

 Location:  PTIC TELFORD:
Course Fee: £690.00 + VAT per person and includes course notes, lunch and refreshments.
This course is in Collaboration with the PTIC Telford, a division of Wolverhampton College 
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