This exciting new training programme with Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) partnering with First Polymer Training Skillnet, will give you a deeper understanding of Conformal Cooling, its industrial and customer considerations together with a deeper understanding of methods of manufacture with a focus on Additive Manufacturing. What you will gain? Up to date and up to the minute industry know-how and knowledge about Conformal Cooling practices delivered by industry experts working in the field. By the end of the training, you will not only be able to gauge its potential benefits for your own organisation but, gain a far broader understanding of its core concepts and current industrial practices and limitations. Who should attend? This training is aimed at people with industrial experience in injection moulding and those with an engineering educational background at third level. A basic level of understanding of Additive Manufacturing principles would be complementary. What is unique about this training? You will receive hands-on knowledge and a cutting-edge technical transfer from IMR engineers working on industry-facing Conformal Cooling projects. You will also attend a full-day on-site workshop at IMR’s state-of-the-art facility in Mullingar which houses the most comprehensive Additive Manufacturing capability readily available to the Irish industry. What you will learn: The science of Conformal Cooling with an overview of Conformal Cooling versus conventional cooling. The increased use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and corresponding use of Conformal Cooling. Levels of adoption in Ireland. Types of AM technologies used to create CC channels. Benefits, advantages, and limitations of Conformal Cooling. The relationship between, cycle times, tool costs, the percentage reduction in cycle times and machine usage, Return on Investment (ROI) Case study. Complex circuit designs and other methods of Conformal Cooling outside of AM methods. Retrofitting: case study. Improvement in part quality, surface finish, less stress/ warpage/ shrinkage of parts. Simulation packages and data programmes and cooling considerations when designing. Conformal Cooling and mould materials suitability. Workshop 14th December 2021: Industrial laboratory tour and workshop case study at IMR, Mullingar.