Training Facilities

FPT Skillnet has a state-of-the-art technical training facility in Athlone which houses two training rooms, offices, and two large processing halls which are equipped with 4 injection moulding machines, a thermoforming machine, course-specific maintenance training boards, extrusion line and ancillaries, and much more.

Our training facility is fully compliant with all Covid 19 guidelines.

Machinery & Equipment

Injection Moulding Machines

Our Centre is equipped with 4 state-of-the-art injection moulding machines giving our trainees the opportunity to work with the latest technology and innovation:

For details on our Injection Moulding Machines and our training please click here

Electrical Maintenance Training Boards 

Our new mobile Electrical training boards have 3 sections (all with Plexi screen dividers in compliance with social distancing guidelines: single-phase household circuits (learning how 1 & 2-way switches, cookers, and showers are wired is a very effective and interesting introduction to electrical circuits!), 24-volt control circuits and finally 3 phase circuits used to control heating on an injection moulding injection unit control circuit.

More details on our Electrical training boards and training here

Extrusion Machine

American Kuhne extruders & extrusion systems are a leader in the Irish plastics extrusion industry from Medical tubing to pipe profile and wire/cabling. This extruder is designed to produce precision tubing, the screw provides the optimum melt temperature for the best possible product performance and surface finish.

More detail on our Extrusion machine and training here

Thermoforming Machine

The Formech 300XQ is the world’s leading vacuum forming machine for education, rapid prototyping, and design houses and yet also adaptable to a wide range of applications. Featuring quartz heaters with a power-saving standby function, the digital countdown for consistent cycle times and a 430mm x 280mm (17” x 11”) forming area, Formech’s 300XQ is the most powerful and efficient machine in its class.

More details on our Thermoforming machine and training here