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Training Package: Injection Molding Professional Certification

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With over twenty courses specifically focused on injection molding, this self-paced online package is specifically 

designed to provide the participant the necessary information to complete Level 1 Certification. 

With over twenty courses specifically focused on injection molding, this self-paced online package is specifically designed to provide the participant the necessary information to complete Level 1 Certification. 
Certification for Injection Molding Professionals

This globally-recognized professional certification demonstrates a broad-spectrum understanding of the injection molding industry. The knowledge required ranges from a good understanding of injection molding safety to having a fundamental working knowledge of injection molding machinery, processing, tooling, materials, and quality; all based on current industry best practices. Successfully passing this certification demonstrates a good working knowledge of injection molding and industry best practices.

This Comprehensive Training Package Includes...

An Introduction to Injection Molding Training

This course provides participants with a general introduction to the plastics industry. The primary focus of this training program is the day-to-day operations of a typical injection molding facility. 

An Introduction to Injection Molding was created for newcomers to the injection molding industry or anyone that would like to learn more about plastics. We recommend that new hires take this course before participating in our Injection Molding Basics Series.

- An overview of plastics and the industry
- A typical molding facility
- General plant safety 
- An introduction to the molding process
- Molding machine components
- Material handling
- Injection mold terminology
- Common part defects

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

Scientific Troubleshooting of Molding Defects

This series consists of four in-depth training programs that will provide participants with the knowledge base required to identify and troubleshoot over twenty-five of the most common defects encountered with injection molding processing. Users will also come away with a better understanding of how to best process, document and maintain a reliable injection molding process.

Program 1 - Introduction

This training program focuses on the 7-step process to scientific troubleshooting. Participants are also presented with information and practices on how to best process, document and maintain a reliable injection molding process.

Step 1 – Develop a Scientific Molding Process
Step 2 – Properly Document the Process Outputs
Step 3 – Examine the Defective Part and Rule Out Obvious Causes
Step 4 – Compare the Current Process with the Documented Process
Step 5 – Return the Process to the Documented Standard
Step 6 – Verify the Part and Process
Step 7 – Document all Changes Made

Program 2 - Visual Defects

Nine of the most common visual defects encountered in injection molding processing are covered within this extensive training program. Participants will be better prepared to troubleshoot these defects as each one will be defined and their respective causes and corrections will be explained in detail. Defects include:

- Flash
- Sinks and Voids
- Short Shots
- Jetting
- Gate Blush
- Burning
- Flow Lines
- Weld and Meld Lines
- Poor Surface Finish

Program 3 - Dimensional Defects

This training program will provide participants with a better understanding of how to best troubleshoot five (5) of the most common dimensional defects encountered in injection molding. Each defect will be defined and their respective causes and corrections will be explained in detail. These dimensional defects include:

- Large Parts
- Small Parts
- Larger Parts at the Gate
- Smaller Parts at the Gate
- Warpage

Program 4 - Material and Cycle-Related Defects

This training program provides participants with a better understanding of how to best identify and troubleshoot many of the most common Material and Cycle-Related defects encountered in injection molding. Each defect will be defined and their respective causes and corrections will be explained in detail. The material and cycle-related defects discussed in this course include:

- Splay, Bubbles, and Blisters
- Brittleness, Cracking, and Crazing
- Delamination
- Contamination
- Poor Color Distribution
- Part Sticking and Ejector Pin Marks
- Occasional Part Hang-Up

Establishing a Scientific Molding Process Training

This program shows participants how to quickly and effectively establish an injection molding process. Important safety issues associated with process set-up are stressed throughout the course. This program will also help molders reduce set-up and cycle times.

- Material preparation, drying and mixing
- Screw and barrel cleaning
- Guidelines for setting each processing parameter
- Procedures for proper injection velocity profile set-up
- Proper clamp and part removal settings 

Understanding Process Control Systems Training

This training program details process control systems and is designed to help molders make more educated choices. Process Control Systems is a must for any facility which employs (or plans to employ) closed loop process control.

- Open loop vs. closed loop process control
- How process control reduces variation
- Closed loop controllers
- Proper use of process control

Math for Molders

This two-part training program was created for all personnel within the injection molding industry who would like to expand or fine tune their math skills.

These courses will greatly benefit any participant of RJG’s classroom-based, Master Molder SM Certification Series either as a primer or as follow-up training.

Program 1:

- Whole Numbers, Negative Numbers and Decimals
- Using a Calculator
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
- Rounding Numbers and Significant Figures
- Formulas, Equations and Order of Operations

Program 2:

- Metric and Imperial Units
- Length and Distance
- Area, Volume & Flow
- Weight, Mass and Force
- Conversions
- Understanding Percentages
- Calculating Plastic Pressure and Part Shrinkage
- Calculating Tolerances

Material Drying Technology, Course 1

These programs identify drying as a critical step when processing any plastic – and teach participants that proper preparation, handling, monitoring and controlling moisture levels results in higher quality parts, higher production yields and consistent processing. Material Drying Technology course two focuses on the operation and utilization of Hot Air Dryers, Compressed Air Dryers, Desiccant Dryers, and Vacuum Dyers in today’s production environments. Course two also teaches the participants how to Calculate Material Consumption, Residence Time, and Dryer Capacity.

- Polymer Basics
- Hygroscopic vs. Non-Hygroscopic Polymers
- Hydrolysis
- Purposes of Drying
- Dewpoint
- Dewpoint Measurement
- Dewpoint Sensors
- Drying Procedures

Material Drying Technology, Course 2

- Hot Air Dryers
- Compressed Air Dryers
- Desiccant Dryers
- Vacuum Dyers
- Calculating Material Consumption
- Calculating Residence Time
- Calculating Dryer Capacity

Understanding Electric Injection Molding Machines

This training program will provide participants with a better understanding of how electric injection molding machines function – as well as the many benefits and capabilities associated with electric molding machines.

- General Injection Molding Safety
- Electric Molding Machine Safety
- Machine Guarding
- Comparing Hydraulic and Electric Machines
- Basic Molding Machine Functions
- Efficiency, Accuracy and Repeatability
- Alternative Machine Designs
- Typical Uses for Electric Injection Molding Machines

Processing with Electric Injection Molding Machines

Packed with in-depth processing information, this course will undoubtedly prepare processors for making more appropriate and cost-effective decisions. Participants will also learn how to optimize any process that's running on an electric injection molding machine.

- Closed-Loop Process Controls
- Hydraulic vs. Electric Molding Machine Controls
- Process Optimization Strategies:
  · 1st Stage Filling
  · 1st Stage to 2nd Stage Transfer
  · 2nd Stage Pack
  · Screw Delay
  · Screw Recovery
  · Screw Decompression
  · Cooling Time
  · Mold Opening
  · Part Ejection
  · Mold Closing
  · Clamping

Blueprint Reading Series

The six programs in our blueprint reading training course develop workers' abilities to accurately locate and interpret dimensions on engineering drawings. These training programs are based on ANSI standards and incorporate input from a broad industrial cross-section.

Program 1: Introduction to Engineering Drawings
- Explains the purpose of an engineering drawing
- Distinguish between a detail drawing and an assembly drawing
- Interpret the drawing scale
- Explains the purpose of dimensions and tolerances

Program 2: Multiview Drawings
- The six principal views of a third-angle projection
- Identify the ISO symbols for third-angle and first-angle projections
- Auxiliary views, partial views, and enlarged views
- Determine which line takes precedence over another

Program 3: Sectional Views
- Determine which portion of the part is shown in section
- Explain the purpose of section lines and identify the ways in which they are used
- Identify and interpret the common drafting conventions applied to sectional views

Program 4: Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 1
- Identify the size and/or location for a given part feature
- Correctly calculate the tolerance specified for a given part feature

Program 5: Dimensions and Tolerances, Part 2
- Locate and interpret dimensions specified by chain, baseline and direct dimensioning methods
- Identify a datum feature and explain its purpose
- Explain how maximum material condition (MMC) and least material condition (LMC) apply to internal and external features
- Calculate allowance
- Identify a surface finish specification

Program 6: Part Feature Specifications
- Identifies twelve of the most common part features on a drawing
- How to correctly interpret part specifications

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