April 8, 2016

Advanced Mold Instrumentation Techniques & Scientific Molding

This Course is For: Experienced Molding Technicians & Set-up Personnel, Process & Tooling Engineers, Production Supervisors, Manufacturing and Process Engineering Supervisors and other personnel desiring to achieve higher level of expertise and understanding of the injection molding process via in mold instrumentation.

Class Duration: 2 Days – 1 Day Machine Time and 2 Days Lecture/Classroom

Cost to Attend: $995.00

Suggested Pre-Requisites: 

  • Attendance in Fundamentals of Scientific Molding or Scientific Molder I


  • Solid Understanding of Injection Molding
  • Hands-on Experience in Operating and Troubleshooting Machines

Course Summary

  • Hands-on operation of instrumented tooling with both Cavity Temperature & Pressure
  • In-mold Viscosity Measurements, ACTUAL VISCOSITY…not RELATIVE or EFFECTIVE viscosity
  • Cavity Pressure & Temperature Instrumentation & Switchover Methods
  • Combining Cavity Pressure and Cavity Temperature Methodologies
  • Data Interpretation – Cavity Pressure, Cavity Temperature and Hydraulic Pressures
  • Machine Benchmarking
    • Relative Viscosity Calculations
    • Velocity Capability Calculations
    • Shot to Shot Repeatability
    • Dynamic Pressure Response
  • The Four Primary Plastic Conditions and their effects on Processing & Molded Part Properties
  • Converting Machine Parameters to Plastic Parameters
  • Establishing Universal Plastic Processing Parameters & Process Cards
  • P-V-T Relationship
  • Case Studies
  • Basic Review – Polymeric Materials Fundamentals
  • Basic Review – The Injection Molding Machine
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