The Plastics Training Specialists

Design engineer package

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his package combines twenty courses from the Part Design Series and the Mold Design and Moldmaking Series as well as our injection molding library to create this popular technical training package.

This Comprehensive Training Package Includes...

Complete Plastics Part Design Training Series
The Plastic Part Design Series provides engineers and technicians with an understanding of the plastic part design process. This extensive interactive training course also addresses many of the factors and concerns associated with part design.

Dr. Robert Malloy, a respected author and professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, provided sources for these comprehensive interactive training programs.

Program 1: Product Development & the Prototype Process
- The development & prototype process
- Product development steps
- Concurrent engineering
- Computer simulations for design
- Rapid prototyping and tooling processes

Program 2: Mechanical Behavior of Polymers
- The mechanical behavior of polymers
- Stress/strain curves
- Visco-elastic behavior of polymers
- Creep and stress relaxation

Program 3: Mold Filling, Gating & Weld Lines
- Fatigue and cyclic stress
- Gating & weld line considerations
- Mold filling processes
- Gate types, location, and importance
- Weld line occurrence and strength determination

Program 4: Shrinkage, Warpage, & Part Ejection
- How packing affects shrinkage and warpage
- The effects of part geometry
- Amorphous vs. semi-crystalline behavior
- Ejection systems for simple and complex geometry

Program 5: Mechanical Fasteners, Press & Snap Fits
- Assembly techniques
- Snap fit design and considerations
- Design for assembly and disassembly
- Boss and screw design
- Press fit design and strength equations

Program 6: Welding & Adhesives Bonding Technology
- Various part welding processes
- Joint design for injection molded parts
- Adhesive bonding applications & techniques
- Wetting, surface attraction and curing of adhesives

Complete Mold Design and Moldmaking Training Series
This comprehensive 9-part series was created with help from many of the world's leading tool manufacturers and suppliers and is intended for tool designers, mould makers, engineers, part designers, and anyone involved in the tool procurement process.

The Mould Design and Mouldmaking Series familiarizes participants with the different types of injection molds, contemporary machining methods, and many of the available mold components. This course also provides the participant with a tool design methodology and a sample mold specification guide for reference.

Program 1: Injection Mold Fundamentals
 - The four basic functions of an injection mold
 - Part design considerations
 - Material considerations
 - Molding machine considerations
 - Initial mold design

Program 2: Mold Machining Methods, Part 1
 - Conventional and CNC milling
 - Conventional and CNC lathe
 - Conventional and CNC surface grinding
 - The advantages and disadvantages to each machining method
 - Finishes and stresses with each process

Program 3: Mold Machining Methods, Part 2
 - Conventional and CNC die sinking EDM
 - CNC wire EDM
 - Polishing
 - Inspection equipment
 - Seal-offs

Program 4: 2-Plate, 3-Plate, and Hot Runner Molds
Explains the three basic mold designs and their construction 
 - Advantage and disadvantage to each design 
 - Common uses for each design 
 - Explains different hot runner systems 
 - Parting line locks 
 - Specialty molds

Program 5: Mold Bases, Tool Steels & Heat Treating
 - Tooling materials and their properties
 - Various heat treating methods
 - Introduces alternative materials, such as Beryllium-copper
 - Features DME standardized mold bases

Program 6: External & Internal Actions
 - Slides, core pins, & lifters
 - Unscrewing & expandable cores
 - Inserts
 - Dissolvable cores
 - Preload and seal-offs

Program 7: Part Ejection, Venting & Cooling
 - Ejector pins, sleeves, blades and lifters
 - Stripper plates and pneumatic ejection
 - Water lines, bubblers, baffles and conductive cooling rods
 - Multi-stage ejection and ejection return
 - Covers different forms of part venting

Program 8: Gating Methods
 - Commonly used Gates and their characteristics
 - Introduction to hot runner gate design
 - Introduction to cold runner gate design
 - Explains manual and automatic gate removal
 - Discusses gate location determination

Program 9: Runners, Filling Software & the Mold Design Process
 - Parting line determination and considerations
 - Core and cavity block configuration
 - Cooling line and ejection layout
 - Additional mold components
 - Mold filling analysis capabilities

Complete Injection Molding Basics Training Series
Our Basics series provides participants with a general understanding of the three major aspects of injection molding; the injection molding machine, the molding process, and the injection mold. These programs use 3D animation to demonstrate the inner workings of the machine and mold and to easily convey otherwise complex concepts. Important safety precautions are stressed throughout these training programs. These basic injection molding training programs are ideal for new hires, yet also serve as an excellent refresher course for any employee involved in plastics processing; from operators and technicians to management and setup personnel.

Program 1: Machine
- Cites important safety precautions for working around injection molding machines
- Gives an introduction to the injection molding process
- Introduces machine types and the different modes of operation
- Discusses the components of the injection molding machine and their respective functions
- General procedures for starting up and shutting down a molding machine

Program 2: Process
- Discusses polymers and the three criteria used to classify them
- Covers some of the more common procedures for material preparation
- Introduces the three phases of the molding process; injection, cooling and ejection
- Explains the need for maintaining an accurate process log
- Defines common injection molded part defects and explains their causes

Program 3: Mold
- Explains the specific functions that an injection mold must perform
- Introduces the various machining methods used to construct an injection mold
- Discusses the three mold configurations used in the industry
- Covers common runner shapes and gate types used in injection molds
- Gives an overview of proper injection mold maintenance

Understanding Plastics Training
This program explains how and why plastics are different and cites several different types of polymers and processing considerations. Understanding Plastics emphasizes material handling, explains regrind, and covers the effects that moisture can have on molded part properties during processing.

- The definition of plastics
- Polymer classification
- Material properties affected by processing
- Proper material handling techniques
- Processing characteristics of virgin and regrind

Understanding Processing Parameters Training
This double course details injection molding processing parameters. Processing Parameters discusses individual parameters to help molders maintain more control of their processes. Participants will learn about processing parameters as 

they relate to the various phases of the injection molding process.

- Description of molding parameters
- Procedures for optimizing several different molding parameters
- The importance of machine calibration
- In-depth considerations for injection, packing, cooling and part removal

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