Injection Molding Essentials
Understand the Injection Molding Process!
This course is designed for anyone new to injection molding. It provides a solid foundation for understanding the injection molding process and the critical practice of good production techniques. Participants will fully grasp the elements and variables involved in the injection molding process and learn key terminology that will help them communicate and solve molding problems.
Students leave this course familiar with all major components of an injection molding machine and mold, as well as the three elements of the cycle and what happens during each phase. They will understand the general nature and properties of plastics, the economic impact of making rejects, blocking cavities, and cycle time variation, and the importance of the plastic variables (melt temperature, flow rate, pressure gradient, cooling rate, and time) when troubleshooting a process.
- Nature and properties of plastics
- Basic injection molding
- The clamp, injection unit, and mold
- Elements of the cycle
- Molding for quality
- Avoiding common molding problems
Course Length: Two days (classroom option) or four half days (on-line option)
This course is available publicly or also as an in-plant course.
None required but you may benefit from our Math for Molders course. To see if it would benefit you, try taking our assessment test—if you miss more than two questions on the math portion, we recommend taking the course.