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