- March 19, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
This course is an introduction to the process of plastics injection molding and is designed for technicians, process engineers, design engineers, quality auditors, supervisors, design project managers, and anyone who needs to create, approve, or modify the design of injection molded plastic parts.
This seminar will cover a review of the key components needed for a successful plastic application so that parts have a higher probability to be injection molded consistently. This course provides an excellent introduction to polymers and their relation to component design and processability. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their design challenges to the course for group discussion. The primary focus of this course is on injection molded applications.
- The cardinal rule of plastic part design
- Designing ribs, holes, gussets, and bosses
- Design for assembly
- Design for moldability
- The injection molding process for the designer
- Determine the gate location, weld line area and draft
- Various surface finishes
- Structural design
- When to use computer analysis
- Rapid prototyping
Venue: Polymers Center Campus
The Polymers Center of Excellence is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization created by the state of North Carolina to increase knowledge, provide technical support, and assist in the development of emerging technologies in the plastics industry.
The Polymer Center was founded in 1972 when the State of North Carolina funded plastics specialists in the Industrial Extension Service program at UNCC. The center, located at that time on the UNCC campus, expanded in 1994 when a joint venture was entered into with NCSU to form PEP (Polymers Extension Program). By 1999, PEP moved off of the UNCC campus and became today’s Polymers Center of Excellence (PCE). In 2012, Polymers Technology Center (PTC) was added for small scale production. Since then, the Polymers Center has continued to impact economic development through education, research and development, and trial production.