Course Dates1st May, 2018 - 4th May, 2018 (4 days)
6th November, 2018 - 9th November, 2018 (4 days)
Cost: €1495 (10% discount for Plastic Ireland/Ibec members) including course manual, lunch and refreshments.
In order to enrol on this course, candidates must have already completed Injection Moulding Module 3.
This injection moulding course focuses on the polymer engineering and processing principles related to achieving the optimum injection moulding process. 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.
Breakdown of process cycle, considering which elements are related to product quality and productivity
Important attributes of the injection moulding machine for optimum performance
Principles of melt homogeneity and the importance of selecting the correct process parameters
Derivation of important melt conversion parameters
Assessment of mould tool performance
Hot runner and cold runner balance assessment
Optimisation of the injection time
Assessment of balance of mould tool
Optimisation of injection time
Optimisation of holding phase elements
Practically optimise holding phase elements
Optimisation of mould movements
Optimisation of cooling time
Optimisation of clamping force
Practically optimise the mould movements
Practically optimise both cooling time and clamping force
Discussion of procedure with associated polymer engineering principles to achieve optimal processes and to identify problems when they arise
Process capability assessment on previously selected values
Review ancillary equipment performance
Review gate sizes used on mould tool
Review mould tool balance
Carry out a full optimisation on another mould tool/moulding machine/material/ancillary combination
Continuation of process optimisation
Carry out process capability assessment
Process window derivation for searching the boundaries of process parameter selection to achieve a six sigma performance
Discussion of principles applied and how such procedures are widely used for all injection moulding processes.
Questions and answers
Conclusion of course
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is aimed at those with considerable experience in the injection moulding process and troubleshooting techniques. 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.
The successful completion of this programme by the learner does not lead to an award, but a certificate of attendance is issued to each participant.
Safety Shoes – Required on this course