Course Dates12th March, 2018 - 15th March, 2018 (4 days)
18th June, 2018 - 21st June, 2018 (4 days)
15th October, 2018 - 18th October, 2018 (4 days)
Fee: €1495 for our 4 day course (10% discount for Plastic Ireland/Ibec Members). Includes course manual, lunch and refreshments.
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.
Course Content Day 1:
Introduction and recap on prior knowledge
Troubleshooting and common faults/ discussion
Troubleshooting software (PICAT)
Machine, Mould, Material familiarisation
7-Point plan to set up clamp/injection end
discussion re: problems at set up/ Ways of solving
Moulding cycle optimisation
SPC monitoring of m/c to gather data for day 3
A spec. sheet will be provided with tolerances/ cycle times etc.
Discussion on Day 2 outcomes
Optimise mould, calculate Cp/Cpk again
Review to improve output
Optimising machine cycle
Change mould and repeat optimising exercise
Calculate Cp / Cpk
Discussion and Feedback
Start same machine up from cold and note differences in set-up, i.e.sizes,weights, pressures, etc. If time permits zero and start again. Analysis of SPC in classroom
Where possible we restrict Injection Moulding course numbers to just six places using three machines.
Who Should Attend?
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.
Safety Shoes – Required on this course
Name of Awarding Body: Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI
Title of Programme: Injection Moulding Module 3
Award to which it leads: Injection Moulding Process Control
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.