Training Facilities

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

First Polymer Skillnet Training Centre Athlone








Training Room


Conference Room 



NEW ARBURG ALLROUNDER 370 A 600 – 70 L1 delivered August 2020

The new ARBURG ALLROUNDER 370 A 600 machine that has been supplied into First Polymer Training features the latest version of the SELOGICA ‘direct’ user interface with sequence editor and touch-screen operation, for direct data access. It delivers Modular drive technology incorporating both Electro-mechanical and Servo-electric drive for highly dynamic, precise and reproducible movements while delivering energy-efficient operation.









New  Fanuc Alpha Series α-S100iA Electric Machine delivered Jan 2019.

The FANUC ROBOSHOT α-SiA series is an electric injection moulding machine that incorporates FANUC standard CNC, so as to extend performance in precision molding.

Fanuc machine for training







NEW ENGEL all-electric e-mac 170/100 delivered December 2020

The new the ENGEL UK iQ (intelligent quality) demo cell has a fully integrated Viper 12 linear robot with integrated hot runners & weigh scale (accurate to 4 decimal points). All of the ENGEL e-mac‘s movements are performed by servo-electric drives delivering high precision and performance.  Smart features include iQ weight control software automatically detects viscosity fluctuations and compensates for them in the same shot, also iQ clamp control allows to monitor the mould breathing signal and to optimise the clamping force.











Our training centre has four Injection Moulding Machines:
Fanuc Alpha Series  α-S100iA Electric Machine – www.
Arburg  370a All Rounder (Electric)  60T  www.

Krauss Maffei KM50-125c (Hydraulic) 50T – 

Engel All Electric eMac 100T

Formech 300XQ thermoforming machine

and a Modular American Kuhne Extruder

Extrusion Training