April 8, 2016

Scientific Injection Molder II

Scientific Injection Molder II Certification Class

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: 5 Days – 2.5 Days Machine Time and 2.5 Days Lecture/Classroom.

Optional: 6th Day for attendees who desire Formal Certification

Cost: $2695.00

Suggested Pre-Requisites: 

  • Attendance in Fundamentals of Scientific Molding or Scientific Molder I


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

Course Summary: Scientific Molder 2 is a one week training program for molders with existing experience who wish to learn and implement the latest in cavity pressure and cavity temperature processing techniques.  This course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic Review – Polymeric Materials Fundamentals
  • Basic Review – The Injection Molding Machine
  • Cavity Pressure Instrumentation & VPT Processing Methods
  • Cavity Temperature Instrumentation & VPT Processing Methods
  • Combining Cavity Pressure and Cavity Temperature Methodologies
  • P-V-T Relationship
  • The Four Primary Plastic Conditions and their effects on Processing & Molded Part Properties
  • Polymeric Flow Behavior
  • Data Interpretation – Cavity Pressure, Cavity Temperature and Hydraulic Pressures
  • Hands-on Implementation of Cavity Pressure, Cavity Temperature and Screw Position Switchover Techniques
  • Process Control & Process Monitoring
  • Universal Processing Conditions – Implement same process on mold worldwide
  • In Mold Sensor Placement
  • In-mold Viscosity Measurements, ACTUAL VISCOSITY…not RELATIVE or EFFECTIVE viscosity
  • Injection Molded Part Problems & Solutions

Voids                             Sinks                        Flash                       Shorts

Weldlines                     Splay                        Jetting                    BurnMarks          Warpage

  • Machine Benchmarking
  • Establishing Universal Processing Parameters: How to run same process worldwide
  • Calculations to convert Machine Parameters to Plastic Parameters

Attendees will apply the latest in cavity pressure and temperature processing methodologies and techniques.   You will gain a solid understanding of developing universal processing parameters, process control and monitoring, data interpretation and sensor placement using in mold instrumentation.

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