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Beaumont Offers "Plastic Flow & Design Essentials" for Moldmakers/Designers

This course is specifically designed for moldmakers/designers and tooling engineers.

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This course is specifically designed for moldmakers/designers and tooling engineers. The goal of this course is to teach mold design and manufacturing strategies for improving the molding process and resulting part quality through an understanding of plastic flow. The course provides an overview of the injection molding process and what the plastic experiences as it flows through the mold. Students will learn strategies for optimizing mold cooling, gating and runner system designs. In addition, an innovative approach for debugging molds and tracking mold maintenance and other tooling related issues will be taught.

Highlights
• Overview of injection molding machines and molding process
• Molding terminology
• Understanding plastics and plastic flow characteristics
• Videos of plastic flowing in molds
• Understanding viscosity
• Understanding pressure drop
• Effect of tolerances on plastic flow
• How much gate variation is too much
• Series versus parallel mold cooling
• Strategies for optimizing mold cooling designs
• How to verify turbulent flow in cooling lines
• Types of hot and cold runner systems
• Runner sizing techniques
• Gate design and location strategies
• Cold slug wells and venting
• Clamp tonnage estimations
• Mold design practices that create variations
 

Additional Information
• Cost = $650

• Duration = two (2) days

• Location = Beaumont Technologies, Inc., 1524 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511

• Participants receive a course manual

 

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