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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.
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 – Required on 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.
- 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.
Who is the course for
This course is aimed at:
- 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.
Polymer engineering and processing principles are used to achieve the optimum injection moulding process. In order to enrol on this course, trainees must have already completed our Injection Moulding Module 3 programme as this programme covers many of the tools and trials used as the basis of the Module 4 optimisation techniques. Attendees are assumed to have this Module 3 content covered before attending this Module 4 course.
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.
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.
This programme is a QQI component (minor) award, certified at Level 5 on the national framework of qualifications – see www.nfq.ie and is a mandatory component of major award 5M3080 – Plastics Injection Moulding.