Online Intro to Mold Design

Course Description

This online fundamentals course provides mold makers, design engineers, and molders with the common language and basic knowledge of how injection molds are designed so they can meet cycle time, cost, and part quality. This is an introductory course that will set attendees up for success for the more in-depth, in-person Mold Design course.

Class topics address good manufacturing practices (GMP) for part design, including fundamental material characteristics, necessary processing techniques, and molding non-conformities, with a focus on robust mold design. We will use basic part designs for examples of good practices and how they can relate to real world examples.

Course Highlights

  • Wall Thickness
  • Draft
  • Radius
  • Undercuts
  • Four Plastics Variables
  • Line of Draw
  • Gating
  • Support Pillars
  • Water Lines
  • Venting
  • Ejection
  • Instrumentation

Course Length: 3 days, 4-5 hours a day

Course Prerequisites


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