Introduction to Injection Moulding
This course will enable participants to gain confidence to communicate effectively and feel able to contribute to the decision-making process. An appreciation of the commercial aspect of the industry is also included in relation to product design and machine and material selection.
This activity is approved for Professional Development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Process Theory - an explanation of the injection moulding machine and moulding cycle.
Plastics Materials - categories, processing effects on different polymers.
Product Design - limitations, polymer orientation, shrinkage, flow simulation to analyse and optimise designs.
Injection Moulds - mould costs analysis, terminology, mould cooling and how to reduce cycle times and costs.
Injection Moulding Faults - cause and cures, faults caused by inappropriate machine selection/poor mould and product design.
Innovative Techniques - In-mould decoration and assembly, gas/water injection, advances in injection compression moulding Exatec.
Product Development using Outside Suppliers - Issues encountered when sourcing product, moulding process and machine choice issues, mould trial procedures.
The course will provide participants with a commercial appreciation of the inejction moulding process and enable them to understand advantages and disadvantages of injection moulding. They will gain an awareness of injection moulding faults and learn how to overcome them and also be able to understand material categories in relation to properties, performance and selection.
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Approved for Professional Development by IOM3