This course is designed not only for project engineers, but also anyone new to mold design.
The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic working knowledge of plastics, injection molding, mold design, and manufacturing. Mold Design for Project Engineers begins with an introduction to plastics and plastic flow characteristics. The injection molding machine and process are then discussed while defining common industry terms. The mold is then broken down into the core/cavity geometry and the melt delivery, cooling, and ejection systems while teaching students how to identify those details on mold prints. Strategies for sizing a machine for a given mold are provided, along with critical design features to discuss and evaluate during the mold design review process.
- Overview of plastics, processing, mold design, and manufacturing.
- Fundamentals of processing and the injection molding machine.
- Introduction to plastics and plastic flow characteristics.
- Understanding the influence of a parting line on the final part design.
- Recognizing key considerations for the major systems of a mold, including structural, melt delivery, venting, cooling, and ejection.
- Determining how to select the right molding machine for a mold.
Complete descriptions and pricing for the American Injection Molding Institute (AIM) courses are provided by AIM. Registration for this course must be completed through the AIM program.