Course Dates5th February, 2018 - 8th February, 2018 (4 days)
9th April, 2018 - 12th April, 2018 (4 days)
11th June, 2018 - 14th June, 2018 (4 days)
3rd September, 2018 - 6th September, 2018 (4 days)
22nd October, 2018 - 25th October, 2018 (4 days)
3rd December, 2018 - 6th December, 2018 (4 days)
Duration: 4 Days
Fee: €1495 (10% discount for Plastic Ireland members) including course manual, certification, lunch and refreshments
This course moves at a fast pace, starting with a full overview of injection moulding from the moulding parameters/ mould opening and closing parameters, up to injection pressure curves and why troubleshooting issues occur.
This course suits two groups (the course is flexible depending on your needs)
1) Technical staff who have not had previous formal training – they will be given a thorough introduction to the moulding cycle, plastic materials, basic troubleshooting, common processing errors, safety, etc, using analogies to allow attendees to visualise the process and so understand it in detail. Practical sessions will concentrate on setting up the process from scratch, dealing with pre-set faults, fixing machine stoppages (tolerances, alarms, etc). Remaining time will be spent troubleshooting and reviewing quality/ defect issues.
2) Operators/ Technicians with responsibility for mould changing/ set-up. The course follows the format above but the practical sessions concentrate on changing moulds, mould monitoring set-up (press/ speed/ switchover points), calculating and setting locking force. Setting up injection parameters to produce good shots and basic troubleshooting will be covered in less detail.
This course is a busy four days, and trainees generally find it challenging whether they are new to moulding of have years of experience. We always work to add value and develop new skills, and having four injection moulding machines allows us to set different levels of difficulty on different machines depending on trainees experience and how fast they learn.
Good Moulding Shop Practice
Pressure curves – the inside view of what is going on during moulding
Analysis of the Moulding Cycle – explaining the various parameters using everyday analogies
Basic Machine Set Up from a blank programme – the Clamp Unit and Injection Unit
Basic Machine Optimisation
Machine Safety Features
Safety for Moulds
Safe Operation Procedures
Mould Placement including mould safety setup, ejectors, setting clamping parameters
Setting Injection Unit Parameters
Analysis of Basic Moulding Faults (short shot, flash, mould safety)
Lots of practice fixing part defects, and developing a logical troubleshooting method
Trainee participation is encouraged in all discussions and practical demonstrations.
The course will be supported with numerous practical demonstrations on Arburg, Demag, Krauss Maffei and Fanuc(electric) injection moulding machines.
Where possible we restrict Injection Moulding course numbers to just six places using up to four machines. Our courses can be run in-company if required, or we can modify any course to your needs.
Who Should Attend?
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to get a very comprehensive understanding of the injection moulding process. The course material has a very practical application with approximately 70% of the time spent on the machines. No prior experience is assumed but all trainees will be expected to complete our free e-learning module in advance of attending training.
If this applies to you:
• You are working in a quality or R&D role.
• You do not have injection moulding at your site and are supplied externally with moulded parts
• Or you just don’t want/ need to learn about the operation of a moulding machine as this is not relevant to your job.
but you do want to learn about moulded part defects and troubleshooting these issues.
If so then please contact us directly and we can deliver a shorter tailored programme at our centre in Athlone for you/ or on site if you have injection moulding capability there.
Safety Shoes – Required on this course
Name of Awarding Body: Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI
Title of Programme: Injection Moulding Module 1
Award to which it leads: Injection Moulding Machine Setting
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.