Injection Moulding Module 3

Dates: 7th December, 2020 - 10th December, 2020 (4 days)

Duration: 4 days

Location: 7 Centre Court, Blyry Business and Commercial Park, Athlone.

Accreditation: Injection Moulding Process Control

Full Fee: €1495 for our 4-day course includes course manual, lunch and refreshments.

Course code: 5N3037

Programme overview

This Injection Moulding course focuses on techniques used to understand and “map” the injection moulding process, reducing moulding inconsistency by understanding its causes and effects. A strong emphasis is placed on giving participants the practical skills to apply both SPC and troubleshooting techniques.

There will be home study on most nights to check understanding.

Where possible we restrict Injection Moulding course numbers to just six places using three machines.

Safety Shoes – Required for this course

We can deliver a shorter tailored programme at our centre in Athlone for you/ or on-site if you have injection moulding capability there.



Who is the course for

This course is designed for technical staff with a strong working knowledge of the injection moulding process and systematic troubleshooting techniques, who wish to understand and increase their control of the moulding process to increase part quality and consistency. In order to enrol on this course, trainees must have already completed our Injection Moulding Module 2 programme.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course trainees should be able to:

  • List causes of shot to shot variation caused by the injection moulding machine hardware
  • List causes of shot to shot variation caused by the plastic material
  • List causes of shot to shot variation caused by the injection moulding process parameters
  • Describe what the terms Cp, CpK, Standard Deviation, Average and Range mean.
  • Write out the equation to calculate the Process Capability Index Cp

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Trainer Profile

Steve O’ Leary has delivered training in Injection Moulding for First Polymer Training since 2000, initially joining FPT Skillnet as the Training Center Manager. Previous to this he worked as an Extrusion/ Injection Moulding Engineer with Boston Scientific in Galway, Extrusion Technician and Extrusion Supervisor with Sherwood Medical in Tullamore (currently Medtronic Tullamore) and as an Injection Moulding Technician with Tubex in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. He graduated from Athlone IT having studied Plastics Engineering from 1988 to 1992.

Find out how to achieve a Major Award in Injection Moulding (Level 5)

This programme is a QQI component (minor) award, certified at Level 5 on the national framework of qualifications – see  and is a mandatory component of major award 5M3080 – Plastics Injection Moulding.

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