The Plastics Training Specialists

Mould design & Mould making
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This comprehensive 9-part course 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 familiarises participants with the different types of injection moulds, contemporary machining methods, and many of the available mould components. This course also provides the participant with a tool design methodology and a sample mould specification guide for reference.

Program 1: Injection Mould Fundamentals
•    The four basic functions of an injection mould 
•    Part design considerations 
•    Material considerations 
•    Moulding machine considerations 
•    Initial mould design

Program 2: Mould 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: Mould 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 Moulds
•    Explains the three basic mould designs and their construction 
•    Advantage and disadvantage to each design 
•    Common uses for each design 
•    Explains different hot runner systems 
•    Parting line locks 
•    Specialty moulds

Program 5: Mould Bases, Tool Steels & Heat Treating
•    Tooling materials and their properties 
•    Various heat treating methods 
•    Introduces alternative materials, such as Beryllium-copper 
•    Features DME standardized mould 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 Mould Design Process
•    Parting line determination and considerations 
•    Core and cavity block configuration 
•    Cooling line and ejection layout 
•    Additional mould components 
•    Mould filling analysis capabilities