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Molding Defects Interactive Training Offered for Injection Molding Engineers

Kruse Training launches its self-paced, step-by-step Molding Defects Level 2 training section for designers, injection molders and process engineers.
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Kruse Training Inc., a developer of interactive online training programs for injection molders, part and mold designers and process engineers, partnered with Moldex3D to launch its Molding Defects Level 2 interactive training section to its Circle of Knowledge online training program.

According to the company, the goal of this Molding Defects section, in addition to teaching the causes of common molding defects and how to prevent them, is to fill knowledge gaps and ensure better knowledge flow between designers and engineers. The online training is designed to help develop teams of cross-trained professionals who can successfully design and mold plastic components. The training combines interactive parts, animations, simulations, videos, quizzes and multimedia presentations that is said to build skills and increase the confidence of injection molding engineers.

The self-paced, interactive, step-by-step training builds on the company’s Level 1 online training, which was released in 2018 and offers training in molding fundamentals, polymer materials, part and mold design and processing.

Kruse Training says Molding Defects Level 2 users will learn about various molding defects that can occur during the injection molding process; will gain an understanding of how part design, mold design and the injection molding process impact molding defects; and will analyze molded parts and learn the cause and effect behaviors of design and process.

All 11 lessons in the interactive training section are said to enable learners to interactively manipulate the 3D CAD parts based on the examples in that lesson, to see how each molding defect appears on the final molded part. Kruse Training says there are multiple parts in each lesson and they can be viewed in various textures and colors, depending on the featured molding defect. Further, each lesson includes video with part explanations, interactive 3D molding defect examples, simulations and cause and effect analyses. Each lesson takes approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete, but learners are encouraged to go at their own pace and repeat the lessons as often as they want.

Molding Defects Level 2 lessons cover short shots, entrapments, burn marks, flash, meld and weld lines, sink marks and voids, gate blush and halo, jetting, core deflection, dimensional challenges and warpage.

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