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Understanding Plastics

This course explains how and why plastics are different and cites several different types of polymers and processing considerations. Understanding Plastics emphasizes material handling, explains regrind, and covers the effects that moisture can have on molded part properties during processing.

Plastic Part Design Essentials

The plastic part design course provides an outline of current plastic part design factors and a brief comment about their significance to part function, cost, and reliability. Modern design methodology is discussed, covering Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and how determining product End-use Requirements is essential to creating successful contemporary products. Upon completion of this course you should have a comprehensive understanding of the physical and theoretical design factors that must be considered in creating first-rate plastic products.

The Product Development and Prototype Process

Plastic Part Design provides engineers and designers with an understanding of the plastic part design process. This extensive online training program also addresses many of the factors and concerns associated with part design. The product development and prototypes process course covers the development & prototype process, product development steps, concurrent engineering, and prototyping methods.

Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

The mechanical behavior of polymers course covers the mechanical behavior of polymers, stress and strain curves, visco-elastic behavior of polymers, and creep and stress relaxation.

Mechanical Fasteners, Press and Snap Fits

This course will discuss the following topics: Mechanical fasteners, Assembly techniques, Snap fit design and considerations, Design for assembly and dis assembly, Boss and screw design, and finally Press fit design and strength equations.

Injection Mold Fundamentals

The Mold Design Series familiarizes participants with the different types of injection molds, contemporary machining methods, and many of the available mold components. This course also provides the participant with a tool design methodology and a sample mold specification guide for reference. The topics covered in this course cover the functions of injection molds, part design considerations, material considerations, molding machine considerations, and initial mold design.

Injection Molding Basics

Our basics three part series provides participants with a general understanding of the three major aspects of injection molding; the injection molding machine, the molding process, and the injection mold. These courses demonstrate the inner workings of the machine and mold and to easily convey otherwise complex concepts.

The part 1 machine course provides an introduction to the injection molding process and machine types. The major components of an injection molding machine are also covered with their respective functions.

The part 2 process course covers the common procedures for material preparation, the molding process, and common defects and how to address them.

The part 3 mold course explains the specific functions that an injection mold must perform, different mold configurations, common runner and gate types, and an overview on how molds are made.

2-Plate, 3-Plate, and Hot Runner Molds

2-Plate, 3-Plate, and Hot Runner Molds provides participants with an in-depth look at the three most common types of molds used in the plastics industry The advantages and disadvantages of each type will be discussed. Finally an introduction to specialized molds will be presented.

External and Internal Actions

External and Internal Actions provides participants with an understanding of how different mold components are used to remove undercuts from an injection molded part. These components include Slides, Core Pins, Lifters, Expandable Cores, Collapsible Cores and Unscrewing Cores. This course also covers material considerations, preload, and seal offs.

Gating Methods

Runners, Filling Software and The Mold Design Process discusses cold runner systems, runner temperature profiles and runner cross sections. Parting line location, mold design process and mold filling software are also covered.

Mold Bases, Tool Steels & Heat Treating

Mold Bases, Tool Steels & Heat Treating provides participants with an understanding of common mold bases and different materials used for injection mold construction.