Injection Moulding Module 4

Dates: 14th October, 2024 - 17th October, 2024 (4 days)

Duration: 4 days

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

Accreditation: Certificate of Attendance

Full Fee: €1495 including course manual, lunch and refreshments.

Programme overview

In order to enrol on this course, candidates must have already completed Injection Moulding Module 3.

Module  4 involves both theory and practical sessions.

The practical sessions comprise 65-70% of the entire module and the knowledge given during the theory session.

This injection moulding process and moulding cycle are covered in detail with each element broken down and thoroughly investigated.

There are also discussions and information on process capability assessment of a moulding process.

This injection moulding course focuses on the polymer engineering and processing principles related to achieving the optimum injection moulding process. A strong emphasis is placed on giving the practical skills to achieve optimum performance but supported by engineering principles. There will be some home study to reinforce the principles applied throughout the course.

A major benefit of the course is the restriction in numbers to ensure hands-on experience, and we also cover a lot of theory informally during the practical sessions.

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

This module is a must for those companies wishing to improve moulding efficiency,  processing performance, effective mould tool procurement and OEE enhancement.

Safety shoes are needed 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.

Recommended follow on course:

Hot Runner Module to enhance knowledge of the interaction of the moulding process and the performance of the hot runner system to achieve optimum moulding performance.

Who is the course for

  • Those with considerable experience in the injection moulding process and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Injection moulding personnel ideally having at least four years’ experience.
  • Beneficial for individuals with an engineering qualification coupled with mould tool design experience.
  • Ideal for process engineers responsible for process improvement, process optimisation, mould tool procurement and troubleshooting.

Attendees are required to have Injection Moulding  Module 3 content covered before attending this Module 4 course.

Learning outcomes

  • Detailed understanding of the elements of the moulding cycle and how each element is inter-related and performance governed.
  • Detailed understanding of achieving optimum performance via the combination of a mould tool, thermoplastic material, injection moulding machine and ancillary equipment.
  • Detailed understanding of how a moulding process can be assessed through process capability indices using Design of Experimentation.


Day 1:  Injection moulding principles part 1 and practical session.

Day 2:  Continuation of practical session and injection moulding principles part 2.

Day 3:  Practical session and process capability and Design of Experimentation.

Day 4:  Practical session and mould tool technology.  Discussion and close.


Trainer Profile

John Goff has worked within the Injection Moulding industry for over 50 years – covering mould making, mould design, processing of materials, process control, moulding machine specifications/performance criteria, polymeric materials, automation of moulding processes, process analyses, process optimisation and advanced process assessment. He has been deeply involved in the practical applications and aspects of injection moulding technology, developing regimes that have transformed the moulding process from an “art” to a technological science and was awarded the Personal Contribution to the Plastics Industry by PRW in 2005.

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