Online Intro to Part Design

Course Description

This online fundamentals course provides molders, tool makers, and process engineers with the basic knowledge of the steps used to design and produce injection molded components. This is an introductory course that will set attendees up for success for the more in-depth, in-person Part Design course.

Improving general knowledge of the steps required for part design reduces the risk of less than optimum tooling conditions, therefore minimizing exposure to injection molding non-conformities that do not meet the quality requirements of the customer.

Class topics address an overview of fundamental material characteristics, basic tooling concepts, necessary processing characteristics, and molding non-conformities. The course will also show how some molding non-conformities are related to part design.

Course Highlights

  • Part Design

    • Wall Thickness
    • Flow Length
    • Radius
    • Draft

    Material

    • Melt Flow Index
    • Shrink Rate

    Tooling

    • Line of Draw
    • Actions
    • Melt Delivery
    • Ejection

    Process

    • Four Plastics variables

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

Course Prerequisites

None